2018 (11)
Sep 12 2018 3:54PM
Key facts about gun violence
Gun violence is a global human rights issue. Governments have a legal obligation to protect the right to life, and therefore a responsibility to protect people from firearm violence. We have to remind them of this by demanding reform.
Sep 6 2018 2:16PM
The Palestinian children who went back to school early to stop it being demolished
The pupils of Khan al-Ahmar school in the occupied West Bank cut short their holidays and went back to school early to try to stop the Israeli army destroying it.
Aug 29 2018 10:45AM
Six reasons why Mexico should not sign a shady agreement with the US
If Mexico becomes a "safe third country", thousands of people who are currently seeking refuge in the United States will run the risk of being sent back to their countries by staying in Mexico.
Aug 17 2018 11:55AM
Wealthy countries can no longer pretend that climate change won’t affect them
Written by Chiara Liguori, Policy Adviser on Environment and Human Rights at Amnesty International It has taken hundreds of heat-related deaths across the northern hemisphere for climate change to make global headlines. In Japan, at le...
Aug 15 2018 4:28PM
Argentina’s abortion vote was a stepping stone not a setback
After a marathon 16-hour debate, senators decided to reject an abortion law that would have saved countless lives. Despite this setback, change is inevitable.
Jul 16 2018 9:52AM
The spirit of Liu Xiaobo will never die
Tuesday 13 July marked the first anniversary of the death of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo. His good friend, the writer Yedu, reflects on the legacy of one of China’s most prominent human rights and democracy advocates.
Mar 30 2018 9:55AM
Why the Trans rights movement is done waiting
By Lesly Lila, campaigner on gender, sexuality and identity at Amnesty International On 31 March activists celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility , a day for everyone to show support with trans people and activists. Spea...
Mar 2 2018 4:08PM
Amnesty colleagues behind bars in Turkey for championing human rights
By Stefan Simanowitz A month ago, Hatice Kılıç and her three daughters waited outside Şakran prison beneath a dark sky. The temperature was close to freezing, but they did not feel the cold. All their attention was focused on those met...
Feb 1 2018 4:55PM
Campaigning for truth for Giulio Regeni
Two years ago, Cambridge University student Giulio Regeni was found murdered in Cairo, Egypt. His family, friends and supporters continue to campaign for justice and the truth about the circumstances of the his death.
Jan 25 2018 4:05PM
How receiving letters from thousands of strangers helped me fight for justice for my brother’s murder
By Shackelia Jackson Over the past two months I’ve received more than 6,000 letters, tweets and emails from people across the UK who I’ve never spoken to or met before in my life. Reading them has been overwhelming. Kindness from one s...
Jan 20 2018 9:00AM
8 ways we’ve resisted Trump’s attacks on human rights since he was elected
From cruel travel bans to cutting foreign aid, Donald Trump has had quite the busy first year in office. But we’ve been there every step of the way pushing back.