2011 (15)
Nov 7 2011 11:00AM
Busting some myths about the legal aid bill
The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill , which is currently passing through Parliament, could deny justice to vulnerable people affected by human rights abuses committed by UK companies overseas. For instance, those...
Oct 12 2011 12:00PM
Eastlea school students meet Human Rights Minister Jeremy Browne
Here’s a guest post from our Education and Student team, who’ve been following the Eastlea School youth group for our new film encouraging more young people to get involved with our work. They went to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office...
Sep 7 2011 12:00PM
Cluster bombs: thanks and next steps
So last week was a good week to start working at Amnesty, and witness the power of cumulative direct action to invoke a change that will have positive and far-reaching international repercussions. On 1 September, Amnesty welcomed the d...
Aug 26 2011 12:00PM
Cluster bombs Facebook Q&A – transcript
Verity Coyle, our lead campaigner for cluster munitions, and Thomas Nash from Article 36 held a live Q&A with our Facebook fans on 24th August. Here’s a full transcript of the questions and answers. You can join our cluster bombs campa...
Aug 18 2011 12:00PM
Stop RBS investing in slaughter – Updated
WEEK TWO UPDATE: Some of you may have received an email from RBS in response to our campaign to call on UK banks to cease all investment in any company involved in the production of cluster bombs. We are just checking the details and s...
Aug 17 2011 12:00PM
Cluster Bombs: RBS responds
Since yesterday more than 7,000 of you have emailed the Chief Executive of RBS, Stephen Hester and they are having a very hard time ignoring our calls. That is why they have sent some of you responses to your emails. If you have had a...
Jul 5 2011 12:00PM
Ask Hague to back Saudi women protestors
UPDATE: Thank you for such a quick response to our action – you sent over 120 messages, most of them within an hour of our action launching! It might not sound a lot, but imagine all of those arriving in your ‘mention’ list… The Foreig...
May 3 2011 12:00PM
Syrians risk bullets to demand their rights
Help stop the bloodshed: sign our petition now When army tanks recently rolled into the city of Dera’a in southern Syria and began shelling residential areas , the human rights crisis in the country reached a new low. More than 511 peo...
Mar 23 2011 11:00AM
The long road to genuine human rights reform
As protests, uprisings, crackdowns and armed attacks continue across the Middle East and North Africa, we bring you up to date on events from a human rights perspective. Libya As the conflict in Libya rages on between Colonel al-Gaddaf...
Feb 17 2011 11:00AM
What's next for Egypt?
After 30 years of grinding poverty and repression, the people of Egypt have taken to the streets to call for change. But now that Mubarak is gone and political transition is underway, what reforms need to happen to satisfy the dreams a...
Feb 12 2011 11:00AM
Stand in solidarity and defiance…the live blog!
Today we will be in Trafalgar Square in London to show support for the people of Egypt and people acros the Middle East and North Africa. We’ll be blogging live and you can follow the event at #feb12global 14:30 Here is one last video...
Feb 7 2011 11:00AM
Stand in solidarity and defiance with those demanding change
Follow the event live on our blog Update: The rallies are going ahead as planned As mass anti-govermment protests continue in Egypt and across several other countries in the Middle East and North Africa, join us for a global day of act...
Feb 4 2011 11:00AM
Our latest on Egypt
It has been a momentous week in Egypt but unfortunately also a very violent one – as the people continue to call for change, the authorities in the country have launched a sweeping crackdown, aggressively suppressing peaceful protests....
Feb 1 2011 11:00AM
A death foretold
David Kato (right) at Copenhague Pride 2010 On Wednesday 26 January, I was at a meeting in Brussels with other Amnesty colleagues from across Europe. It was there that I heard the news that David Kato had been brutally murdered. David...
Jan 12 2011 11:00AM
Good news from Amnesty Ghana – forced evictions stopped
School children take part in Amnesty International's campaign, calling for 'Respect Human Rights in Slums', Ghana, 2010. On 1 December 2010, vans with megaphones attached to them visited informal settlements next to railway lines in an...