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

Latest post
Apr 15 2021 9:43PM
A Manifesto for Human Rights

Ahead of the Scottish parliamentary elections on May 6th, Amnesty Scotland has set out the commitments we asked for from parties to ensure Session 6 of the Scottish Parliament is truly transformational in creating a nation where human...

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
Mar 11 2021 2:05PM
Napier Barracks: no place for people seeking asylum

Last September, the government turned the disused Napier barracks just outside Folkestone into accommodation for people seeking asylum and housed 400 people there - even though conditions at the barracks were totally unsuitable.

About this blog

We're the human rights education team at Amnesty International UK.

 

We'll be blogging on how we can help you connect campaigning to the classroom, bring human rights to life, and other education news. And please ask us questions and let us know what you'd like to see more of!

Latest post
Mar 5 2021 9:55AM
Resources to help teachers and home educators wanting to explore Women's Rights.

We have put together a selection of resources produced by Amnesty and other organizations which you can use in your contexts to celebrate International Women’s Day on Monday 8th March and teach about Women’s Rights. Activities to...

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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Feb 10 2021 7:36PM
Why did UK government and Tory majority parliamentarians block prevention of genocide clause to Trade Bill?

On 19 January and 9 February, ministers and Tory majority parliamentarians repeatedly blocked the prevention of genocide clause to the Trade Bill. What is the origin of the clause? Why is it significant? Why did the UK government and...

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.

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Dec 4 2020 1:27PM
Books to inspire activism - from toddlers to teens

We believe that children’s books are a perfect way to explore human rights, no matter how old you are. No idea is too weighty, even for a toddler, if it is communicated with skill.