2017 (9)
Nov 20 2017 1:00PM
It’s time to talk about Brexit

By Rachel Logan, Amnesty UK's Law and Human Rights Programme Director It’s time to talk about Brexit. Not the rights and wrongs of the decision. Not whether we’re on course for a hard or soft exit. Not even whether we’re going to be...

Nov 20 2017 1:00PM
How the government profiteers from children needing to register as British citizens

How can someone born in this country, having lived here all her life, find herself threatened with removal by the government to somewhere she doesn’t know and has never been? How can this happen when she's entitled, by the law, to...

Nov 7 2017 7:00AM
The UK government has been spying on Amnesty – so we're going to court

By Rachel Logan (Law & Human Rights Programme Director) and Joshua Franco (Researcher/Advisor on Technology & Human Rights) At around 4pm on a Wednesday afternoon in July 2015, a short, one-paragraph e-mail arrived at the offices of...

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.

Apr 5 2017 4:58PM
These businesses are making millions running Nauru refugee detention centre

By Peter Frankental, our Business and Human Rights Programme Director In a remote corner of the Pacific Ocean, the Australian government has created an island of despair, where refugees fleeing persecution are trapped and live in...

Apr 3 2017 6:48PM
Putting children first

By Steve Valdez-Symonds, Programme Director - Refugee and Migrant Rights Today Amnesty International and Student Action for Refugees (STAR) have linked the Home Office and the Department for Education in a giant paper chain of united...

Feb 22 2017 10:28PM
Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s claim about child refugees could not be further from the truth

This blog was first published on inews.co.uk on 11 February 2017. When the Home Secretary announced this week that the government would end its scheme to bring lone child refugees already in Europe to the UK, she claimed it had to...

Jan 19 2017 5:00PM
Good news! Review of UK legal aid cuts finally announced

This week, we celebrated Justice Minister Oliver Heald QC finally announcing a timetable for the long-awaited review of the drastic cuts the coalition made to legal aid in 2013. So far, so dry (and it was – it’s January). But please...

Jan 18 2017 4:06PM
Time to stand against hate and division on both sides of the Atlantic

On 20 January 2017, Donald J Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America. Even before becoming president-elect, his rhetoric on immigration – and the encouragement this has given to extremists...