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The Urgent Action Network is made up of 150,000 people around the world who are outraged by injustice and prepared to act swiftly at critical moments to stop it.

Urgent action is based on a simple idea: when someone is in immediate danger of serious abuse, the government responsible for perpetrating or failing to prevent that abuse will receive thousands of faxes, telegrams, emails and air-letters from every part of the globe. Those messages tell the authorities that the world is watching, and create pressure to stop the abuse.

We'll update you on Urgent Action cases, good news stories and other interesting facts and information we hear about from our campaigners.  We hope it will persaude you to join the Urgent Action Network!

Latest post
May 19 2017 4:06PM
Indonesia: Ahok conviction for blasphemy is an injustice
On 9 May, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, better known as Ahok, was convicted of blasphemy. He was immediately sentenced to two years in prison. This is despite evidence that his words had been twisted for political purposes. Ahok, who is a Ch...

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Democracy is fundamental to Amnesty International’s identity, legitimacy and values. It’s therefore important that we make it as easy as possible for our members to take part in the democratic decisions of Amnesty UK - decisions that will be made at this year's Annual General Meeting in April

We know that some of you might want to find out more about the resolutions or exchange thoughts with other members before coming to the Meeting or registering your proxy votes. So, this year we’re trying something new.

We are posting two blogs that explain the Special Resolutions to be considered at this year’s AGM so that you, as members, can discuss them. Our aim is to further encourage participation and informed decision-making.

This is an experiment and we need to take little steps at first. Unfortunately, that means we can’t open all of this year’s resolutions up for discussion. However, if it seems there’s an appetite for this kind of platform then the lessons we learn over the next couple of weeks will help us plan for the future.

Let us know what you think. And please do take a few moments to engage with our blogs. 

Not a member but want to be involved in the discussion? Join Amnesty today and have a say in our future

Alex Rhys
AGM Chair

Latest post
Mar 21 2017 10:54AM
Special Resolution C2(S) - To amend the Articles of Association - Cessation of Membership on Bankrupcy
This blog is by Stuart Hathaway, individual member of Amnesty UK This special resolution asks members to agree to amending the current Articles of Association (the company’s governing document) by deleting article 14.2 which states tha...

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Human rights in the news, films to watch and books to read. Taking action quickly in response to events.

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My name is Billy Briggs and I'm a freelance journalist and contributing editor with the International Network of Street Papers. Please visit my website for more information -






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Focusiran aims to reflect human rights as well as civil rights situation in Iran. It is a blog of accurate news and views. This bog is the centre of information on Iranian women, students and the youth, who are fighting with their lives to get their protests heard.

We aim to keep Neda's memory alive and support many thosands like her, who are fighting against the oppression and injustice imbedded in laws, regulations, customs and decrees in Iran.

Latest post
Dec 13 2014 9:22AM
Time Will Never Say, a prisoner's account
On 9 DEcember, International Coalition Against Violence in Iran-ICAVI organised the launch of Ramin Jahanbegloo's memoirs: "Time Will Never Say". IN 2007, Ramin was detained at the airport while bording a flight to Brussels. He was thr...