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Blogs from Amnesty UK's Anti death penalty project.

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Apr 25 2019 4:29PM
AGM Report Back
If you have not been to an Amnesty International AGM before you really should make the time to go, for reasons that I hope will become clear in this short report. We pitched up on the morning of Saturday April 13 th for two days of mee...

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Find out more about how artists lend their voice to help Amnesty defend human rights and express what it mans to be human.

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Feb 6 2019 11:09AM
Spoken Word London's Anti-Hate Anthology
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One our Words That Burn poets, Patrick Cash, writes about what led him to set up the Spoken Word London night, an open-mic verbatim poetry night in East London. As well as the launch of the Anti-Hate Anthology from the groups poets.

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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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Oct 9 2018 1:53PM
Death penalty cruelty - a stain on governments
Prisoners under sentence of death around the world are often subjected to the cruellest conditions of detention. In many cases, they are kept in strict isolation, lack access to necessary medications and live with the constant anxiety...

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Alongside our letter-writing and actions by our supporters, we work tirelessly behind-the-scenes to make sure our human rights messages get through to those in power.

This is our policy and advocacy team's thoughts on the UK Government's human rights' stance, at home and abroad.

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Oct 4 2018 4:37PM
Conservative conference 2018: too many leaders not enough rights
This year's Conservative Party Conference saw bid-for-leadership speeches from several of its Party members. There was a lot of 'hot air' but not much expelled on human rights.

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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.