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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.

About me

I am the Refugee and Migrant Rights Programme Director at Amnesty International UK. My areas of expertise include forced migration, and UK policy and practice on immigration, asylum and citizenship where I have extensive experience. I have worked on successive immigration bills since 2006 and I wrote Amnesty’s response to the Home Office Windrush lessons learned review. Follow me @stevesymondsAI

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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

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.

Follow me on twitter @KateAllenAI

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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.

About me

I'm the Government Relations Manager at Amnesty UK. Previously, I worked at Islamic Relief UK and Shelter, and as a Parliamentary Researcher for an MP.

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Oct 31 2018 1:57PM
The Human Rights Act: Still on high alert

The British Bill of Rights – the replacement for the Human Rights Act 1998 – started off sounding like it might be an opportunity to expand protections and ensure rights, but It quickly became apparent that the idea was a trojan horse...

About me

Campaiger for human rights defenders. Currently running our 'Stop Torture' campaign. Follow me: @tomdavies77


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Sep 18 2018 5:30PM
Is the Refugee Family Reunion Bill being blocked by the Government?

In 2018, MPs voted overwhelmingly to support a Bill to change the restrictive Home Office rules which keep many refugee families apart. So, why has nothing changed?