Campaigns | Amnesty International UK
Mar 13 2019 10:14AM
Think twice! Companies doing business in Israeli occupied Palestinian territories
Why should companies steer clear of doing business with Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT)? Surely, there is nothing wrong with a business relationship with such entities, some of which have been in place
Mar 13 2019 10:14AM
Climate change could become the greatest human rights violation in history
Inspired by the initiative of Swedish school student Greta Thunberg, young people around the world are demanding governments to take urgent action on climate change.
Mar 13 2019 10:14AM
It's time to act on refugee family reunion
If we want to give refugees the best chance to rebuild their lives and contribute to our society, reuniting people with those they love isn’t just humane. It’s common sense.
Mar 8 2019 5:30PM
Write For Rights 2018 wrap up
Over five million messages were sent this year - we're still counting, but it looks like it'll be another record. Thank you for writing!
Mar 7 2019 4:36PM
Egyptian photojournalist Shawkan released
Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, known as Shawkan, has finally been released after spending more than five and a half years in prison on trumped-up charges.
Feb 25 2019 9:02AM
Food, film and that welcoming feeling
People of all ages and from all walks of life enjoyed the first monthly Welcome Cinema + Kitchen film screening and supper club event of 2019!
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.
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
Dec 18 2018 1:37PM
We won’t end gender-based violence without sex workers
Our understanding of gender-based violence is growing. International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 November) marks the start of 16 days of activism against gender-based violence
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.
Nov 23 2018 1:10PM
Right to be free from rape
Shockingly over 1 in 10 people in the UK think being drunk or on drugs may be an excuse for non-consensual sex. This is not a grey area, if consent is not given, it’s rape.
Nov 9 2018 4:21PM
Excessive heat over deportation helps nobody
If the criminal justice system is to be fair, then it must ensure that nobody is punished more than others for the same offence.
Nov 5 2018 4:47PM
Why is Twitter still not acting when it receives reports of death threats?
When Rochelle Ritchie reported the death threats she had received on Twitter, the platform did nothing. Twitter need to understand that violence and abuse online can manifest into violence and abuse offline.
Oct 31 2018 1:57PM
The Human Rights Act: Still on high alert
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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....
Oct 31 2018 1:17PM
Peterloo was part of Britain’s long walk to liberty
In cinemas across the UK this week, audiences will watch the story of the Peterloo Massacre retold, recalling the events of 1819 when peaceful protesters in Manchester asking for the vote were attacked by armed soldiers on horseback.
Oct 23 2018 4:21PM
Windrush: Lessons to be Learned
The review set up by the Home Office to learn lessons from the Windrush scandal has closed for receiving written evidence. But will they be learned?
Oct 16 2018 10:31AM
Royal photographer Alexi Lubomirski reveals five top tips for the perfect family photo
Photographer to the stars, Alexi Lubomirski, talks about why our #FamiliesTogether campaign is so important in improving UK law for refugees who have been separated from their families and homes.
Sep 25 2018 1:53PM
Why Sudanese teenager Noura Hussein’s case matters
“Well, we all married at her age what is the problem really?!”, “What do you mean her husband raped her??”, “He is her husband and she should submit to him, this is the whole point of marriage!”, “She killed someone, no matter the reas...
Sep 18 2018 5:30PM
Refugee Family Reunion Bill being blocked by the Government?
Six months ago, MPs voted overwhelmingly to support a Bill to change the restrictive Home Office rules which keep many refugee families separated from those they love.
Aug 30 2018 4:42PM
Will the recruitment of child soldiers ever end?
Military groups all over the world continue to recruit child soldiers to fight and perform duties to further their campaigns despite international law ruling it illegal; these children are vulnerable to terrifying abuse.
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