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October 2017 (6)
Oct 31 2017 2:04PM
Introducing Write for Rights 2017

by Patrick Cash, an Amnesty International UK volunteer for the Write for Rights Campaign Write for Rights is essentially about using freedom of expression to stand up for the freedom of others. It began with simple greeting cards when...

Oct 11 2017 3:37PM
Australia's shame - why Europe must not follow its hard-hearted policies on refugees

By Claire Mallinson, Director of Amnesty Australia Naru, an island of despair The Australian government’s offshore processing system for refugees and asylum-seekers on Nauru and Manus Island is harsh and cruel. Our report on Nauru...

Oct 10 2017 1:30PM
Freeing Nazanin - an activist's journey

Written by Daren Nair, Amnesty International activist and member of the Amnesty International Tower Hamlets group. On 4 October 2017, I met my Member of Parliament, Stephen Timms. Stephen is also an officer of the All-Party...

Oct 4 2017 4:01PM
Human rights in the DNA

British-Iranian actress, Homeland star and human rights campaigner Nazanin Boniadi talks about her bicultural upbringing, the links between acting and activism, and her Amnesty podcast . What was your childhood like? My parents were...

Oct 4 2017 3:07PM
Hate crime hurts

Every year thousands of people in the UK are attacked and harassed – physically or verbally. It isn’t only members of black and minority ethnic communities, immigrants and refugees who suffer. Muslims, Jews, gay, transgender and...

Oct 4 2017 2:30PM
Key human rights issues in the UK

The UK's human rights come under review The human rights record of every country in the world comes up for scrutiny at the UN Human Rights Council every five years, in a process known as the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). The process...