2012 (11)
Dec 7 2012 5:14PM
Student Human Rights Reporter Award hopefuls, begin the holidays with a message for Human Rights Day
With the holidays nearly here, there’s no time like the present to start thinking about a submission for Amnesty’s Student Human Rights Reporter Award . The competition recognises students across Scotland and the UK who have what it ta...
Dec 5 2012 4:11PM
What I learned at the Amnesty Scotland Human Rights Festival
This post by Sarah Stewart originally appeared on her Service Writing blog. Here's her experiences attending our Scottish Human Rights Festival Amnesty Scotland had their annual Human Rights Festival at St Augustine’s Church in Edinbur...
Aug 15 2012 2:46PM
Taser and spit hood use by Police Scotland
Tonight is Stand Up For Freedom night, our biggest comedy show at the Edinburgh Festival, the largest arts festival in the world, in a fairly huge venue– and we’re nearly there, we’re sort of crouching for freedom at the moment. It sho...
Jul 4 2012 10:39AM
Volunteering!
Blog by Alexa Anderson (One of Amnesty's brilliant volunteers at last years Edinburgh Festival) Volunteering can sometimes be a risky experience; you never quite know what to expect, how well things are going to be structured and organ...
Jun 18 2012 5:09PM
Health Practitioner, Activist and Prisoner of Conscience - Dr. Binayak Sen Speaks in Edinburgh
Blog by Domini Sowa (Amnesty International Scotland, Volunteer) Dr Binayak Sen does not look like a man for whom the term ‘seditious’ would be applicable. Yet the 62 year old public health practitioner, activist and prisoner of conscie...
Jun 6 2012 4:25PM
Photography students at Napier University tackle issue of Arms Trade Treaty and international weapons industry in book series
Blog by Dominic Sowa (Amnesty International Scotland, Volunteer) Second year BA (Hons) Photography and Film students at Napier University are releasing a series of photography books exploring the issues surrounding the arms trade. The...
May 23 2012 10:39AM
Amnesty Students March for an Arms Trade Treaty
Here is a blog by Molly Robertson from Amnesty’s Queen Margaret University Student Society, writing about the hugely successful student march that took place on Edinburgh’s iconic Royal Mile on 12 May 2012. When the Amnesty group at Qu...
May 22 2012 3:53PM
Guest blog by Vivien Caldwell, Amnesty Paisley Group - Human Trafficking
Amnesty Group Paisley are excited to say that Fri 4 May saw the Unite against Human Trafficking Conference come together in what turned out to be a very successful and productive day. The group planned the conference in partnership wit...
Apr 23 2012 12:20PM
It's up to all of us to stand up for the rights of Scottish Gypsy Travellers
Mary Fee MSP, Convener of the Scottish Parliament’s Equal Opportunities Committee blogs on Amnesty International’s new research on Scottish Gypsy Travellers I was honoured to chair the launch of two reports by Amnesty International on...
Apr 23 2012 10:39AM
Amnesty Students - Love is a Human Right
Katie Cunningham from the Amnesty Student Group blogs on marching in favour of same-sex marriage I’m not exaggerating when I say that same sex marriage is one of the most important, relevant human rights issues in the western world tod...
Jan 18 2012 3:32PM
Turning 30 and 50
This guest post is from Jessica Wade, Chair of the Edinburgh St Mark's Amnesty group. Recently, I turned 30. Not a big deal really, the lucky ones amongst us all do it, get through it, and move on to the next one. Still, there was a na...