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Dec 20 2022 5:43PM
2022 - A year of Courage & Solidarity

Whether it’s “permacrisis” or “sportswashing”, some of the 2022 words of the year reflect what a tough year it has been for human rights. But amongst the many suggestions for entry into the pages of dictionaries, was the statement of...

Nov 28 2022 10:30AM
Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative

As the UK is set to bring together world leaders to act on sexual violence in conflict the government must be transparent about the double standards towards victims.

Nov 14 2022 10:22AM
Reviving the Bill of Rights is dangerous, ill-advised, and damaging for this country

Rishi Sunak must drop this Bill of Rights once and for all. It seems that the only person who wants this Bill of Rights is Dominic Raab. Bringing the bill back now, after it has been dropped and roundly condemned on all sides.

Oct 26 2022 2:28PM
Anti-Racism Network

Our society is structurally racist. We have launched Amnesty’s Anti-Racism Network to bring people together, to fight for the rights that racism as an institution has taken away from people of colour. Together we are stronger.

Oct 19 2022 2:48PM
“A home is not a luxury; it is a non-negotiable necessity.”

Amnesty UK interviewed Ellie, about her experience of homelessness. Can you tell us a little about yourself? I recently graduated with a masters in Classics, and I am currently working as a Librarian. I have dedicated this year to...

Oct 17 2022 10:57AM
Open letter to Northern Ireland Secretary of State

It has now been 3 years since the decriminalisation of abortion in Northern Ireland- but commissioned abortion services are still not set up. This is unacceptable and causes harm every day. No more feet dragging, no more failure.

Oct 10 2022 2:13PM
Is the Prevent programme racist?

Is Prevent racist? As part of our in-depth research project on Prevent, we want to know how the Prevent strategy is impacting free speech and the right to protest and how marginalised groups may be at a particular disadvantage.

Jul 14 2022 11:53AM
Open letter on Justice for Ukraine

This World Day for International Justice Day we demand impartial justice for human rights violations everywhere. Securing impartial justice is vital for humanity to win, and this is our message to the Foreign Secretary.

Jul 12 2022 2:46PM
New Israeli PM - Same Old Apartheid and Annexation

This November will see the fifth Israeli elections in less than four years, with now ex-prime minister Naftali Bennett having handed over the reins to Yair Lapid, who will remain interim premier until a new government is sworn in after...

Jul 4 2022 3:53PM
Why young voices are needed, and can make a difference

How young people and social media have positively impacted global movements and how Amnesty UK can help in uplifting voices of young people.

Jun 9 2022 9:00AM
Dire day for refugees and all who care about justice

Wherever we come from, we all have the right to be safe . But, Priti Patel and the government don't think so. On 28th June, the UK's interpretation of the definition of a refugee and the rights to which every person who is a refugee is...

Jun 4 2022 10:22PM
Tiananmen Square: Four things you should know

It's thirty three years on since the Tiananmen Square crackdown in China. Hundreds if not thousands of people were killed, and tens of thousands were arrested – simply for peacefully calling for reform and an end to corruption.

May 30 2022 9:00AM
5 Ways Humanity Won This Year (So Far)

As Amnesty marks 61 years of working to defend people wherever justice, freedom, truth, and dignity are denied, we celebrate just some of the ways our movement has made change in 2022 (so far)

May 18 2022 10:24AM
The Human Rights Act Should Stay

Amnesty International UK Director Sacha Deshmukh's article for The Times on Thursday May 12 2022. The Human Rights Act should stay: current plans to strip it down leave the UK at risk of joining the authoritarian club.

May 14 2022 1:38PM
The Tadamon Massacre - Six Minutes that Shocked a Nation

By Mansour Omari I'm recovering from a stroke. My doctors said they didn't know the cause, but undoubtedly the stresses of surviving Assad's torture machine and continuing to campaign for justice are contributing factors. The doctors...

May 4 2022 11:00AM
The new UK-Israel trade deal must not ignore Israeli apartheid

The UK-Israel trade deal should not depend on ignoring human rights abuses and apartheid. The UK should use its leverage in trade negotiations to enhance and protect Palestinian rights.

Apr 14 2022 12:02PM
"Football saved my life" - Afghan refugee tells how football helped her flee her country

Sebrayah - Captain of the Afghan Women’s National Development Football Team - had to flee to the UK from Afghanistan when the Taliban seized power last year with her team.

Mar 23 2022 11:43AM
Under Apartheid - Hello from Gaza

By Aya Al-Ghazzawi Growing up in Gaza My realisation of my suffocating surroundings in Gaza began when I was maybe four years old. I used to hear my dad discussing politics with our relatives. I didn't understand everything they were...

Mar 21 2022 11:04AM
Can YOU ask your MP to vote to support all refugees?  

Over 3 million people have fled Ukraine in just over three weeks, seeking safety and refuge in neighbouring countries and beyond. The conflict and its destructive consequences have opened many people’s eyes to what it means to be a...

Feb 24 2022 10:00AM
5 reasons to get involved with the Human Rights Act Consultation

Written by Tom Southerden The UK government is running a consultation on plans to scrap the Human Rights Act and replace it with a Bill of Rights. We are concerned that the proposals would severely weaken rights protections in the UK...