June 2013 (5)
Jun 26 2013 11:59AM
Beatrice Mtetwa and the rule of law in Zimbabwe
Last week a group of us from the office went to the premier of a documentary at the LSE called Beatrice Mtetwa and The Rule Of Law. Having already seen a short preview of the film the day before we knew we were in for a treat. Since wo...
Jun 22 2013 11:35PM
A thousand Bassel Shehadeh's blossom
On June 18 at Amnesty International UK, the Bassel Shehadeh Foundation was officially announced at a special screening of the documentary Syria through a Lens - The life and works of the film maker Bassel Shehadeh. Syria is probably th...
Jun 21 2013 4:58PM
Syrian activists building the new Syria
Amnesty International UK recently hosted 16 leading activists from the Syrian Non Violence Movement (SNVM). They came for an intensive 2 day training session in our Human Rights Action Centre . The all day sessions were on “campaign st...
Jun 20 2013 5:32PM
Syria’s internally displaced – ‘The world has forgotten us’
On a recent visit to a camp near Atmeh, just inside Syria near the Turkish border, some 21,000 people were sheltering amid hellish conditions. Heavy rain leaked into the tents and had turned the clay soil into thick slippery mud, raw s...
Jun 14 2013 4:58PM
Election date set for Zimbabwe, but will it hold?
Update 17June: Following the Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit in Mozambique on Saturday, SADC recommended that the Zimbabwean government push the election date back to 14 August. Zimbabwe's constitutional court now...