2013 (18)
Dec 3 2013 12:38PM
Central African Republic is on the brink. Call for UN Peacekeepers
The Central African Republic is on the brink of a human catastrophe. Since the Seleka coalition of armed groups ousted President François Bozizé and took power in March, violence in the country has spiralled out of control. Join our Tw...
Nov 8 2013 3:33PM
Sri Lanka's human rights: you asked the Foreign Office. Did they answer?
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Oct 15 2013 11:04AM
The Guantanamo hunger strikers' ordeal in their words
The folks over at the The Guardian have taken testimony from five Guantanamo detainees who have been cleared for transfer but are still held within the confines of the detention camp to create this incredibly powerful animation, voiced...
Oct 12 2013 2:31PM
One global conversation on human rights - Blog Action Day
What does 'human rights' mean to you? What inspires you to take an action, or send a tweet or email about our work - or the work of Reprieve, Human Rights Watch, PEN or the many other human rights organisations? On Wednesday, thousands...
Oct 7 2013 7:21PM
How to evict them in five easy steps
Warning - this video should make you furious. Across the world, right now, people are being forced out of their homes without warning or consultation. Most of them are very poor. Few will get the chance to challenge their eviction, or...
Sep 12 2013 2:00PM
What freedom means to you - your photos
To mark 60 years of the European Convention of Human Rights and the launch of our new 'Know Your Rights' illustrated booklet , we asked you to send us photos of the freedoms you value the most. Storify by Amnesty UK Wed, Sep 11 2013 05...
Sep 3 2013 8:42AM
Know your rights: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in cartoons
Illustrating our human rights with cartoons, some of them very funny indeed, might seem a frivolous response to the abuses going on in the world today. But not according to Syria’s foremost political cartoonist Ali Ferzat, whose eye-ca...
Aug 21 2013 6:47PM
The David Miranda and Guardian rows: What to read
Storify by Amnesty UK Wed, Aug 21 2013 10:44:46 0 0 The David Miranda & Guardian rows: what to read Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Linkedin Share by email As the David Miranda row continues, a lot has been...
Aug 21 2013 2:35PM
What Amnesty is doing on Egypt, and why
It was early in the morning of 14 August when Mohamed ( 1 ) heard the warning. He was taking part in the Rabaa al-Adawiya sit-in to protest against the ousting of President Morsi in early July. It had been threatened with dispersal by...
Jun 27 2013 12:09PM
The Act of Killing. You need to see this film.
To say I came to The Act of Killing with high expectations would be an understatement. With two of my all-time favourite filmmakers on board as Executive Producers (Werner Herzog and Errol Morris, in case you’re wondering) and a traile...
Jun 17 2013 6:00PM
As British as Fish 'n' Chips...
It's Refugee Week - a celebration of the positive impact refugees have had on our culture and heritage. America might have the easily recognisable lines "give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free" insc...
Jun 6 2013 3:16PM
Thank you - our mobile Panic Button receives £100,000
Great news! Amnesty has just been awarded £100,000 from Google to develop our Panic Button app which could become a lifeline for human rights activists working in risky situations. On Monday our team pitched the project to a panel that...
May 22 2013 2:20PM
How to turn a mobile phone into an alert system for activists
As a student activist speaking out against the government, Hassan is at constant threat of being arrested. The Sudanese government tracks and harasses members of the student movement he belongs to. Reports of his friends and contacts b...
Apr 23 2013 12:32PM
Live Q&A with Robert King of the Angola 3
What would you ask a man who has spent the most part of three decades in solitary confinement? How he got through the days, years, decades alone in a tiny cell? How he claimed justice? What he’s doing now? Well, tomorrow’s your chance....
Apr 10 2013 10:50AM
The state of the Death Penalty in 2012 - infographic
Our report on the use of the death penalty in 2012 is out, and although the global trend to abolition continues, 2012 saw a disappointing resumption of executions by some countries. Get the full report and figures , and take action to...
Mar 11 2013 3:02PM
Cassetteboy and Amnesty International vs the Arms Trade
Ever find yourself watching a politician talk and wishing they were saying something completely different? It's a feeling we've had a few times with President Obama - on Guantanamo, on drones, and now on the Arms Trade. Thankfully for...
Feb 28 2013 2:31PM
What's in store for women's rights?
Next week is all about defending women’s human rights. There’s International Women’s Day, big UN talks on eliminating violence against women at the Commission on the Status of Women , and the launch of our exciting new campaign on wome...
Jan 29 2013 2:50PM
Live Q&A with Gael Garcia Bernal - star of Oscar-nominated NO
Chile, 1988. Rene Saavedra is a successful advertising executive making campaigns for soft drinks and microwaves. He is about to become a fundamental part of one of the most important moments in Chile’s history. He is about to lead the...