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About this blog

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.

Latest post
Jul 27 2021 12:28PM
The UN's student partner in Syria helped torture students

By Mansour Omari The UN Development Program in Syria is working directly with a group many Syrians believe to be complicit in crimes against humanity. This is the same UN office that thanked Russian authorities for supporting Syrians...

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).

 

Latest post
Jun 25 2021 4:17AM
Why must we boycott the Beijing 2022 Olympics? 為什麼我們必須抵制北京冬季奧運會?

Since Beijing first began bidding to host the Olympics, I have argued that the international community should reject Beijing's hosting of the Games because of the lack of change in the Chinese Communist dictatorship since the Tiananmen...

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

Latest post
Jun 21 2021 5:21PM
Briefing - Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill

As the Scottish Parliament prepares to debate all three stages of a new Coronavirus Bill just 3 days after its introduction, Amnesty has briefed MSPs. The Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill amends prior Coronavirus acts...

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Amnesty works on almost every country on the planet. Our volunteer country specialists help us keep on top of reports and research about human rights abuses, and this is their take on our work.

Latest post
May 28 2021 10:08AM
The Forgotten Refugees of South Asia

Blog by Jerry Allen and Nigina Istanakzai-zarifi - Country Coordinators During Refugee week we should consider the millions of refugees who continue to live in very poor conditions, without hope of being able to travel to Europe. We...

About this blog

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.

Latest post
Apr 23 2021 1:27PM
Books Review: Windrush Child by Benjamin Zephaniah

Endorsed by Amnesty, Windrush Child is an essential read for young readers and adults alike. The book teaches about inclusivity and diversity and gives voice to a generation of Children whose stories had often been overlooked.