2012 (63)
Dec 14 2012 10:30AM
The Justice and Security Bill - has your MP responded to you?
Next week, MPs will debate the Government’s Justice and Security Bill in the House of Commons for the first time. The Government says the Bill is necessary to protect national security, we say it’s unnecessary and a risk to one of our...
Dec 11 2012 1:12PM
EU-funded housing may result in racial segregation in Serbia
Good news: In direct response to this campaign, the EU Mission in Serbia has made a public statement of their opposition to the resettlement of Roma into racially segregated settlements, stating that they agreed with our position on th...
Dec 10 2012 2:38PM
Marking International Human Rights Day: A plea from MP Ann Clywd
This year we've teamed up with the All-Party Parliamentary Human Rights Group to mark International Human Rights Day. Here MP Ann Clwyd, who chairs the group in Parliament, reflects on why human rights are so fundamental and asks you t...
Dec 6 2012 1:47PM
Help us stop Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill
Imagine meeting someone, falling in love, wanting to start a life together. But knowing that doing this could mean being imprisoned for life. Because the person you love is the same sex as you. This could be the future for anyone suspe...
Nov 27 2012 2:21PM
Dispatches from Israel: "What I'm going through is hell"
Ann Harrison, Deputy Director of Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Programme is in Israel investigating rocket attacks from Gaza. Our Senior Crisis Researcher, Donatella Rovera, is in Gaza, read her blog from Gaza Ci...
Nov 26 2012 11:29AM
Dispatches from Gaza: "Were my wife, my children, terrorists?"
Donatella Rovera, our Crisis Response Researcher, has been in Gaza since the ceasefire was called on 21st November. She sent us this short update from Gaza City. The children are playing outside again, despite the torrential rain. They...
Nov 19 2012 12:30PM
Building Furushwa, the first interactive map of evictions in Kenya
Right now, thousands of people in Kenya’s settlements are living in fear of the bulldozers coming to raze their home to the ground. It could happen at any moment. There’s no negotiation, no warning, and nothing legal about it. The culp...
Nov 10 2012 12:58PM
Today and every day, I am Malala
Malala Yousufzai is fifteen. Right now, she’s in a Birmingham hospital. It’s probably safe to say she’s the only patient in there being treated for bullet wounds sustained from an assassination attempt by the Taliban. But Malala Yousuf...
Nov 1 2012 11:51AM
Syria disappeared: Where is Anas al-Shogre?
Update 1 January 2013: Write for Rights has now ended, and this action has closed. A huge thank you to everybody who left a message of support for Anas's family, we were bowled over by your response. We are gathering the messages toget...
Oct 23 2012 5:14PM
Tunisia - one step forward, two steps back?
On 17 December 2010, in a small town in central Tunisia, the desperate and tragic act of one young street vendor quite literally sparked the flames of protest across the Middle East and North Africa. Having been humiliated by officials...
Oct 22 2012 1:03PM
Do Syrians need a ceasefire?
The situation in Syria has many participants with many contradictory political agendas; however one agenda worth getting common agreement on is the need for immediate protection of Syria’s civilians. Ideally this would be by all partie...
Oct 11 2012 5:25PM
China's eviction epidemic
70 year-old Wang Cuiyan lived in China’s Hubei province, in its capital city, Wuhan. On a morning in March 2010, her house was about to be destroyed. In fact, the 30 to 40 demolition workers on the job had ignored her pleas to stop the...
Oct 3 2012 11:38AM
“We are carrying on, even if they rape us, beat us or kill us”
Jacqueline Khumalo and Thandeka Jwaha are campaigners at Amnesty International South Africa, and were at the recent Pride march in KwaThema, Ekurhuleni. “We are carrying on, even if they rape us, beat us or kill us”, the crowd sing in...
Oct 2 2012 10:51AM
Time for reform: a 'new' Egypt on the way?
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Sep 28 2012 9:30AM
To keep your human rights, act.
Public consultation on a UK Bill of Rights closes this weekend. Stephen Bowen, Director, British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) looks at the background to the consultation, and why you've got to speak out to keep your rights. Let’s s...
Sep 27 2012 3:54PM
Sorry, some of the Supporter Care Team are currently unavailable...
This is a guest post from Ellie Clayton and Gordon Bennett, who've both worked for our Supporter Care team, currently under house arrest in Tel Aviv We’re writing this from a flat in a Tel Aviv high-rise apartment block. We’ve been her...
Sep 17 2012 2:12PM
Gambia's conditional moratorium on executions 'not good enough'
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh’s conditional moratorium on executions of death row prisoners leaves at least 38 people still at great risk of execution, Amnesty International said today. Last Friday evening (14 September), President Ja...
Sep 10 2012 6:44PM
The forgotten prisoners
It’s dark. You’re in a cell. You’re not alone: there are bodies slumped around you. Some of them are asleep on piles of clothes – at least, you hope they’re just sleeping. Some of them have their arms and legs chained. The smell from t...
Sep 8 2012 11:07PM
Geopolitics heavy, humanity light - The Russian Governments approach to Syria
When reading statements by important political figures concerning the human rights & humanitarian crisis in Syria I often try, as much as is reasonably possible, to put myself in the position of those living in fear, those exiled, thos...
Aug 30 2012 1:37PM
Have you seen these men?
The whereabouts of the 22 Syrians below are unknown. Their families don't know if they're alive or dead. The authorities refuse to disclose any information about their whereabouts or their well-being. Today is the International Day of...
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