Aug 3 2017 5:51PM
Catastrophe for refugees and migrants once again beckons in the Central Mediterranean
As the Italian Government makes the cruel decision to send warships to assist the coastguard in returning people to Libya, we need to demand that EU leaders instead make saving lives the priority.
May 16 2017 4:00PM
Chelsea Manning, human rights heroine and trailblazing whistleblower, will walk free
Tomorrow Chelsea Elizabeth Manning will be a free woman. After seven years in detention – and until this January facing incarceration in military prison until 2045 – her freedom is momentous indeed. "For the first time, I can see a fut...
May 2 2017 5:49PM
Good news: your latest human rights victories
Written by Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty International UK. The Prime Minister has called an election. Elections have a tendency to twist reality into toxic rhetoric, which has proven recently to have grave consequences. We won't stan...
Apr 25 2017 10:32AM
Standing Together Against Hate
We all have the right to be treated without discrimination. Alarming reports of an increase in hate crimes across the UK have been in the spotlight since the EU referendum vote. And the full picture is not yet clear – people experience...
Apr 20 2017 10:34AM
The Co-operative Bank – rethinking civil society account closures
By Kate Allen, Director Amnesty International UK This week Amnesty International is publishing a report on the Co-operative Bank’s closure of accounts of some of their non-governmental organisation (NGO) customers, which the Bank justi...
Apr 18 2017 3:52PM
My family’s right to a home
Written by Liesbeth, a Dutch citizen living in the UK for almost 20 years, as well as an activist, gardener, blogger and full-time mum. We recently went to apply for our permanent residency document. With a kilo of paperwork handed in,...
Mar 7 2017 7:02PM
International Women's Day - 7 women who refuse to wait for their rights
If there’s one thing we learned from January’s historic Women’s March, it’s that women are fed up of waiting. More than 3 million people – of all genders – marched worldwide for women’s rights, spurred on by US President Donald Trump’s...
Dec 9 2016 12:19PM
On human rights day, send a message of hope
Written by Bonface Ophiyah Massah, National Coordinator of APAM, the Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi My name is Bonface Massah. I live in Malawi, and I have albinism. That is a dangerous combination. In Malawi, people wi...
Nov 22 2016 6:15PM
After Hillsborough I fought for justice for 27 years
By Becky Shah I lost my mum when I was 17. She left one day to go to a football match, and I never saw her alive again. This year we finally proved that she lost her life as a result of tragic failures by the police, ambulance services...
Nov 12 2016 10:14AM
Six Trump proposals that must never become policy
By Margaret Huang , executive director of Amnesty International USA In the very early hours of November 9, we voiced our grave concern about statements that President-elect Donald Trump made over the course of the election and his prom...
Nov 9 2016 8:39PM
Trump’s win: what this might mean for Syria
It’s too early to say exactly what Donald Trump’s presidential victory means for Syria’s beleaguered civilians. Will he “pivot” the USA towards Assad and Putin in some narrow “counter terror” strategy against ISIS? He has certainly giv...
Oct 6 2016 3:53PM
Good news: your latest victories on human rights
You, our supporters, have proved once again the impact an individual can have by being active on human rights. It's time to take a moment to reflect on the power of your actions. Your urgent response ensured 10-year old Ghina in Syria...
Oct 4 2016 5:47PM
No more torture on your doorstep
Thumb screws, electric shock batons, leg irons and neck shackles. These instruments of torture aren’t just confined to the history books – they're being used every day in torture chambers, police stations, military barracks and at publ...
Sep 30 2016 12:37PM
Boris urgently needs to put Nazanin and Kamal on his agenda
When Boris Johnson steps up to the mic at the Conservative Party Conference on Sunday, it will be the first time he’s set out his stall as Foreign Secretary to the party membership since he was appointed to the role back in July. Boris...
Sep 29 2016 12:23PM
Global inaction is enabling the brutal destruction of Aleppo
By Diana Semaan, Syria Campaigner at Amnesty International The collapse of the latest Syrian ceasefire agreement in recent days brought a ferocious escalation in the bombardment of Aleppo last weekend. At least 173 civilians were kille...
Sep 14 2016 3:53PM
What has the Human Rights Act done for women?
For decades the Human Rights Act has helped women access their rights. As Justice Secretary Liz Truss confirms that the government will go ahead with plans to scrap it we take a closer look at the freedoms the Act has helped to secure...
Sep 6 2016 7:47PM
What hopes for credible justice in a post Assad Syria?
By Kristyan Benedict - @KreaseChan As London plays host to Syria’s political opposition, talk once again is about a future political “transition” in Syria. Given the relentlessly brutal reality on the ground in Syria, any search for a...
Aug 30 2016 3:36PM
Rio 2016: A legacy of police killings and repressed protests
The Rio Olympics 2016 have seen the world come together in a celebration of sport. Team GB finished second on the medals table and Team Refugees has inspired millions around the world. But behind the spectacle and celebration of the ga...
Jul 13 2016 3:54PM
Tell the world: We stand together #againsthate
Recorded reports of hate crimes soared since the UK voted to leave the EU on 23 June. Hate crimes can have a devastating and long-lasting impact not only on victims but also on their communities. Our government has a responsibility to...
Jul 7 2016 10:07AM
Time for justice in Israel and Gaza
It has been two years since Israel’s 50-day military offensive in Gaza brought unprecedented death and destruction to the Gaza Strip in the summer of 2014. 1,462 Palestinian civilians in Gaza, including 551 children, and six civilians...
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