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Jul 20 2018 3:32PM
Your guide to a human rights staycation
Can’t face the bother of catching a flight and would rather a weekend getaway or mini-break close to home? Why not consider one of these human rights hotspots.

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

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Jul 18 2018 2:27PM
Edinburgh International Book Festival 2018
A guest blog written by Amnesty International Scotland volunteer, Hannah Buchan. ‘Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and i...

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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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Jul 16 2018 9:52AM
The spirit of Liu Xiaobo will never die
Tuesday 13 July marked the first anniversary of the death of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo. His good friend, the writer Yedu, reflects on the legacy of one of China’s most prominent human rights and democracy advocates.

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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 15 2018 5:32PM
London Marks 1st Anniversary of the Passing of Liu Xiaobo and Free All Prisoners of Conscience
London marks 1st anniversary of the passing of Liu Xiaobo, calling for immediate & unconditional release of all prisoners of conscience currently held by the CCP. # LiuXiaobo # FreePrisonersOfConscience 刘晓波逝世周年伦敦祭奠,呼吁立即无条件 # 释放所有良心犯 Vi...

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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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Jul 13 2018 12:16PM
Trump UK visit: Stand up to the misogynist in chief
Eighteen months after taking office, the misogyny of the Trump administration has moved from theory to practice, impacting the lives of millions of women and girls.