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Jul 27 2017 2:57PM
LGBTI rights are a work in progress
It's fifty years since the UK legislated for a partial decriminalisation of homosexuality. We’ve come a long way since yet we are still a long way off a truly equal society for LGBTI+ people both here in the UK and globally.

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The death penalty is the ultimate in cruel and inhumane treatment. It reduces the state to the role of killer, and we believe it should never be used - no ifs, no buts.

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Jul 20 2017 5:33PM
Urgent: Stop the executions set for tomorrow in the Maldives
After more than 60 years, the Maldives are set to resume use of the death penalty by executing three men tomorrow, 21 July 2017. Sources close to the Maldives government...

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Shao Jiang, a former prisoner of conscience for his active role in the 1989 pro-democracy movement, is a committed activist-scholar, who lives and works in exile in London. The academic interests focus on politics and media, social movement, democratisation, feminism, law in PRC and Hong Kong, autonomy & sovereignty & self-determination, international human rights mechanisms, comparative studies on development models and political institutions, theory and practice of Civil Society. Publications include Citizen Publications in China before the Internet (Palgrave, 2015).

 

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Jul 14 2017 11:27PM
London vigil: remember Liu Xiaobo & free Liu Xia
A vigil to remember Liu Xiaobo, call for Liu Xia’s freedom, immediately and unconditionally all prisoners of conscience currently held in China; Venue: opposite the Chine...

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We are the Amnesty Student Action Network. We campaign for human rights in universities and colleges across the UK. This is how we do it.

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Jun 29 2017 3:25PM
Book your free place on the Student Media Summit 2017
Book your free place to hear talks from Owen Jones, Shaunagh Connaire and Jessica Winch

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Alongside our letter-writing and actions by our supporters, we work tirelessly behind-the-scenes to make sure our human rights messages get through to those in power.

This is our policy and advocacy team's thoughts on the UK Government's human rights' stance, at home and abroad.

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Jun 21 2017 6:35PM
Six human rights take homes from the Queen’s Speech
So, what is this Queen’s Speech and why does it matter? Well for some it is the highlight of the political calendar…for the pomp and ceremony alone it is worth a look. Th...