May 2013 (4)
May 31 2013 4:27PM
The Referendum Question
The conferences have started. From Holyrood to Glasgow City Chambers academics, lawyers and politicians are beginning to work through the implications of the referendum on whether or not Scotland should be an independent country. I've...
May 28 2013 10:00PM
Guatemala – Days of the Dead
Forensic anthropologist Lourdes Penados has spent the past 15 years exhuming mass graves in her homeland of Guatemala. Her work is part of a social initiative supported by NGOs, lawyers, academics and victims’ communities to collect ev...
May 18 2013 12:31PM
The power of our choices – Human rights take centre stage for protest song winner
Last month, Edinburgh School of Music student Isla Ratcliff scored the top prize for Lyrics in Amnesty International UK’s Power of Our Voices protest song competition. Amid a hectic exam schedule, Isla gave us a quick rundown of what l...
May 16 2013 2:32PM
Human Rights – A weapon of mass instruction?
Guest post by Pauline Kelly, Media and Campaigns Officer at Amnesty International Scotland. Since joining Amnesty a few months ago, I have realised there are situations where the mention of human rights can feel like a thought grenade...