2017 (4)
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...

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...

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...

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...