April 2014 (3)
Apr 14 2014 12:53PM
Syrian activist Reem al Assil opens the 2014 Amnesty International UK conference
Amnesty International UK’s national conference opened on April 12 with a speech delivered by Syrian human rights activist, Reem al Assil . What she had to say was melancholic yet ultimately inspiring. Reem has been a friend of Amnesty...
Apr 4 2014 12:53PM
Deliberate attacks designed to strike fear. Will Afghan women dare to vote?
On Saturday Afghans will go to the polls for a historic election. If the elections manage to take place as planned then this will be the first democratic handover of power ever to happen in Afghanistan. The country’s history has been m...
Apr 2 2014 5:44PM
One year since the arms treaty vote and there's more work to do
It doesn’t seem like a year ago that I was sitting quietly in the balcony overlooking the main UN General Assembly chamber in New York, nervously awaiting the landmark vote to adopt the arms trade treaty. I say quietly because we’d alr...