2017 (9)
Dec 22 2017 1:20PM
Writing for rights in 2017
“Don’t ever underestimate the power of kindness in your words” Jo Cobley – Young Roots In 2017, over 40,000 of you have performed the kind act of sending a message of hope, of solidarity or just letting someone know they’re not alone....
Dec 19 2017 5:49PM
Good news: your 2017 human rights victories
You’ve marched, you’ve protested, and you’ve petitioned authorities and governments everywhere. Here’s a small number of the human rights victories we’ve had in 2017.
Aug 3 2017 5:51PM
Catastrophe for refugees and migrants once again beckons in the Central Mediterranean
As the Italian Government makes the cruel decision to send warships to assist the coastguard in returning people to Libya, we need to demand that EU leaders instead make saving lives the priority.
May 16 2017 4:00PM
Chelsea Manning, human rights heroine and trailblazing whistleblower, will walk free
Tomorrow Chelsea Elizabeth Manning will be a free woman. After seven years in detention – and until this January facing incarceration in military prison until 2045 – her freedom is momentous indeed. "For the first time, I can see a fut...
May 2 2017 5:49PM
Good news: your latest human rights victories
Written by Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty International UK. The Prime Minister has called an election. Elections have a tendency to twist reality into toxic rhetoric, which has proven recently to have grave consequences. We won't stan...
Apr 25 2017 10:32AM
Standing Together Against Hate
We all have the right to be treated without discrimination. Alarming reports of an increase in hate crimes across the UK have been in the spotlight since the EU referendum vote. And the full picture is not yet clear – people experience...
Apr 20 2017 10:34AM
The Co-operative Bank – rethinking civil society account closures
By Kate Allen, Director Amnesty International UK This week Amnesty International is publishing a report on the Co-operative Bank’s closure of accounts of some of their non-governmental organisation (NGO) customers, which the Bank justi...
Apr 18 2017 3:52PM
My family’s right to a home
Written by Liesbeth, a Dutch citizen living in the UK for almost 20 years, as well as an activist, gardener, blogger and full-time mum. We recently went to apply for our permanent residency document. With a kilo of paperwork handed in,...
Mar 7 2017 7:02PM
International Women's Day - 7 women who refuse to wait for their rights
If there’s one thing we learned from January’s historic Women’s March, it’s that women are fed up of waiting. More than 3 million people – of all genders – marched worldwide for women’s rights, spurred on by US President Donald Trump’s...