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Human rights from a Northern Ireland perspective, from the Amnesty NI team.

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Sep 17 2018 2:32PM
Northern Ireland’s increasing problem with racism
Northern Ireland has a racism problem. This guest blog by Michael Walker explores the extent of the problem and argues for legislative change.

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Amnesty International is a movement of more than three million people across the globe. This blog highlights some of their stories as they fight injustice.

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Sep 12 2018 3:54PM
Key facts about gun violence
Gun violence is a global human rights issue. Governments have a legal obligation to protect the right to life, and therefore a responsibility to protect people from firearm violence. We have to remind them of this by demanding reform.

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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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Aug 31 2018 12:20PM
Florida: the sunshine state or the death row state?
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Florida's diehard pursuit of the death penalty casts a black shadow over the sunshine state.

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

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Aug 20 2018 2:53PM
Freedom of Expression Award 2018
The Freedom of Expression Award honours an Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre production of excellent artistic merit that builds understanding and raises awareness about human rights in an inspirational way. This year 40 longlisted prod...