2017 (8)
Sep 6 2017 11:00AM
Leaving not losing – rights, freedoms and equalities in the Brexit bill
Britain is withdrawing from the EU and we must ensure the hard-won rights people enjoy today will be the same on the day we leave.
Jun 21 2017 6:35PM
Six human rights take homes from the Queen’s Speech
So, what is this Queen’s Speech and why does it matter? Well for some it is the highlight of the political calendar…for the pomp and ceremony alone it is worth a look. The Queen (usually) gets all dressed up in her finery, jokes are cr...
May 5 2017 10:39AM
Under pressure – UK arms sales to Saudi
By Lucy Wake - Government and Political Relations Manager, Amnesty UK If we have learnt anything from the suffragettes, global human rights movements or gay rights campaigners it must be this. Change is not inevitable. Change is hard f...
Apr 11 2017 7:33PM
Theresa May's "Global Britain" - prosperity over peace?
By Lucy Wake, Amnesty Government and Political Relations Manager It’s recess in the hallways of power. A time for MPs to see more of their constituents, or indeed have a well-earned break. Our Prime Minister, however, has taken the opp...
Mar 30 2017 5:34PM
UK Government targeting WhatsApp is another security red herring
Written by Joe Westby, Amnesty Researcher on Technology and Human Rights Follow @JoeWestby on Twitter Anyone who hoped that the debate about encryption had already been put to bed was, sadly, wrong. Today, UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd...
Mar 29 2017 10:07AM
What does Brexit mean for human rights?
Written by Allan Hogarth, Head of Advocacy and Programmes at Amnesty International UK So it’s official, the Prime Minister has triggered Article 50 and we are leaving the European Union. Following last June’s decision to leave the EU t...
Feb 20 2017 7:12PM
Five questions the UK government must answer regarding arms to Saudi Arabia
Why does the UK continue to supply weapons to Saudi Arabia - a country accused of such unlawful and devastating airstrikes in Yemen? In response, Ministers continue to roll out the line that the UK has one of the most robust sales proc...
Jan 18 2017 12:28PM
What does a Trump administration mean for women around the world?
On Saturday 21 January, one day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, women-led marches will take place in the streets of at least 62 cities in 32 countries, to send a strong message of support for human rights, and against the politics o...