About this blog

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 10 2019 11:44AM
Statement on the IOPC’s Final Report 关于英国监警会报告的声明
Statement on the IOPC’s Final Report 30 June 2019 On 26 June the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) published its findings and decision in response to the complaints that my wife and I filed following my unlawful arrests duri...

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A Scottish angle on human rights and the human rights angle on Scotland.

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Jul 1 2019 11:48AM
Cycle Against Torture
This is a guest post from Moira Dunworth, a member of the Edinburgh group of Freedom from Torture. Freedom from Torture is the only UK-based human rights organisation dedicated to the treatment and rehabilitation of torture survivors....

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Welcome to our priority campaigns blog, with the latest news and more indepth analysis of our bigger campaigns.

Our priorities change as human rights changes around the world, and right now we're focusing on our Stop Torture, My Body, My Rights, and Save the Human Rights Act campaigns. But you'll also find comments and updates on our work on Syria, LGBTI rights and human rights abuses by corporate companies.

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Jun 25 2019 4:38PM
Women’s safety is a political issue, not a private matter
After neighbours call the police after an argument between PM-hopeful Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds, is privacy a political issue? When it comes to ending violence against women, there are no secrets, and no closed doors.

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We take literature seriously. As a tool for empathy, for education and for awareness-raising it is almost unrivalled.

Follow this blog to stay up-to-date with our latest publications and initiatives and to hear from guest writers passionate about human rights.

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Jun 17 2019 12:19PM
I’m not a refugee
Okay, let me be clear, I’m not a refugee anymore. I was a Refugee five years ago when I lived in Lebanon and back then, honestly, I didn’t publicly identify as a refugee.

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This blog is the central hub for information from the Children's Human Rights Network and is updated by volunteers from the Network Committee. Here you will find details of news, actions and events on children's rights.

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You can contact us by email at childrensnetwork@amnesty.org.uk. You can also find us on facebook and twitter.

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Jun 17 2019 11:45AM
Children should be empowered and protected, not silenced and side lined
Holly Shorey, 20, is Vice Chair of Amnesty International UK’s Children’s Human Rights Network (CHRN) Committee. Holly is determined to make children’s rights a reality, and to prove that young people really are the leaders of today. Ch...