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Jan 25 2019 12:58PM
Dying to save the environment in Mexico
Mexican environmental defender Julián Carrillo was murdered for defending his Indigenous community. Governments around the world must do more to protect human rights defenders.

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I'm Amnesty's Refugee and Migrant Rights Programme Director, and I've worked in immigration and asylum law since 1999.

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Dec 18 2018 2:25PM
Another Home Office scandal
Children as young as 10 are being denied their rights to British citizenship because they are, or might be, assessed by the Home Office not to be of good character

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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).

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Dec 15 2018 7:17AM
Party Empire: China's Political System and Its Influence on UN’s Human Rights Mechanisms
On Tuesday November 6th, the UN Human Rights Council will review China's human rights record through the third cycle of Universal Periodic Review (UPR). It is an importan t chance to examine the Chinese political system and its influen...

About me

I'm the Director of Amnesty International UK. As well as my work leading one of the largest Amnesty sections, I have the privilege of meeting human rights activists across the world as part of our research and lobbying missions, most recently in Afghanistan, Kenya and Egypt.

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Dec 12 2018 2:02PM
Our 2018 human rights victories!
As we come to the end of 2018 and head into a new year, I want to say thank you for being a human rights champion. I’m so grateful to be facing the future with you. Together, we’ve achieved so much in the last 12 months.