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Oct 20 2015 11:15AM
China: Picking quarrels and causing trouble (part II)

As President Xi Jinping’s plane hits the tarmac he must be excited about the royal welcome that he’ll be getting in the UK – the red carpet has been rolled out, the flags raised and the banquet prepared! I’m sure he’ll be keen to enjoy...

Oct 5 2015 1:50PM
The UK is trading away its credibility in its relations with Saudi Arabia and China

The revelation that the UK secretly supported the candidacy of Saudi Arabia for a place on the United Nations’ Human Rights Council is a fascinating - if disconcerting - peek behind the diplomatic curtain. It appears to have been a...

Jul 10 2015 3:27PM
Freedom comes at a price in Ethiopia - and the UK

The struggle for human rights is a long one, fraught with set-backs and challenges, so it’s always nice to get a bit of good news once in a while. Yesterday Ethiopia released a number of bloggers and journalists imprisoned for...

Jul 2 2015 5:30PM
We need to know why the UK government spied on Amnesty International

Temperatures hit the roof at our London office yesterday on the hottest July day since records began. It wasn’t just the mercury in the barometers that was rising – we had just been emailed by the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT)...

May 27 2015 5:53PM
Five human rights issues to look out for following the Queen’s Speech

1. Human rights in the UK Much has been said about the Human Rights Act in the past couple of weeks – and today we could have faced a direct commitment to scrapping it imminently. Instead the government ‘will bring forward proposals...