2018 (9)
Oct 4 2018 4:37PM
Conservative conference 2018: too many leaders not enough rights
This year's Conservative Party Conference saw bid-for-leadership speeches from several of its Party members. There was a lot of 'hot air' but not much expelled on human rights.
Jul 11 2018 10:41AM
Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle is another political merry-go-round – but what does it mean for human rights?
Whether President Trump likes Johnson or not, the UK now has a new Foreign Secretary, and it will be Jeremy Hunt who meets the President during his visit. As first weeks in a new job go, this is a pretty big one.
Jul 6 2018 5:47PM
Why should trade deals be wrapped in secrecy?
The less the public and Parliament know about trade deals that are being negotiated, the less they are in a position to challenge their likely impacts.
Jul 6 2018 5:47PM
Is the UK government turning a blind eye to torture?
There are hundreds of cases of the British government planning or paying for extraordinary rendition. It's time they stop turning a blind eye to their role in torture and carry out a full, judge-led inquiry.
May 23 2018 12:37PM
Saudi women arrested for driving - not cars, but human rights change
Women in Saudi Arabia will finally be able to drive legally in June 2018. But in a cruel twist, several of the women's human rights defenders who led the campaign have been arrested.
May 8 2018 5:18PM
Stop saying 'illegal' immigrants
The word 'illegal' comes very easy to policy and law makers, but very few give much thought to what it means and whom it affects.
Apr 26 2018 10:00AM
Crunch time: the Brexit Bill and human rights
By Rachel Logan, Amnesty UK's Law and Human Rights Programme Director Cards on the table early: Amnesty International takes no position on Brexit. We are interested only in ensuring people’s rights and protections – something the gover...
Apr 16 2018 5:18PM
Seventy years after Windrush
The Home Office has finally responded to mounting pressure over its disgraceful indifference to Commonwealth citizens, whose lives have been turned upside down several decades after they first settled in the UK. But is it enough?
Apr 16 2018 5:18PM
The Windrush scandal - just the tip of the iceberg
Unless the government faces up to the past, injustices like those suffered by the Windrush generation are certain to be repeated.