Shao Jiang, a former prisoner of conscience for his active role in the 1989 pro-democracy movement, is a committed activist-scholar, who lives and works in exile in London. The academic interests focus on politics and media, social movement, democratisation, feminism, law in PRC and Hong Kong, autonomy & sovereignty & self-determination, international Human Rights mechanisms, comparative studies on development models and political institutions, theory and practice of Civil Society. Publications include Citizen Publications in China before the Internet (Palgrave, 2015).
After seven years of negotiations, the EU and China signed the China-EU Comprehensive Agreement on Investment（CAI）at the end of 2020. The EU declared that “CAI will help rebalance the trade and investment relations between the EU and...
Campaign Manager - Crisis & Tactical. I am currently spending most of my time on Syria but also work across the Middle East/North Africa region managing this campaign.
Likes - Traveling, footy, dogs (mine), good food, drumming, good music (anything sincere - jazz, funk, unclassified and my own www.derridapearl.com), floating in the sea, not getting caught.
I also blog on my own site at www.kristyanbenedict.com
You can find me on Twitter as @KreaseChan
Syrian human rights activists want states to hold Austria to account for violating the Torture Convention
By Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty International UK
I'm the Publisher at Amnesty UK, which means I manage all of our publishing and co-publishing arrangements and try to raise awareness of human rights through literature. I'm especially interested in the power of fiction, poetry and illustrations. I've worked here since 2001 and have been a member since I was at school - a long time ago!
We believe that children’s books are a perfect way to explore human rights, no matter how old you are. No idea is too weighty, even for a toddler, if it is communicated with skill.
Torture is never OK - but right now, the government is attempting to pass a Bill that would decriminalise torture and war crimes committed by British soldiers more than five years ago. But what is the Overseas Operations Bill?