Jan 28 2024 10:50AM
Life in Gaza - A Genocide in Real-Time

Trigger warning: this blog contains distressing content In every one of Israel's wars of aggression, I've felt terrorised, increasingly anxious and extremely uncertain about anything. I've lived through too many wars but somehow...

Dec 21 2023 11:54AM
Help Free My Brother

British national, Alaa, has been wrongly imprisoned in Egypt since 2021, having already spent time behind bars. His sister Sanaa is desperate for the British authorities to act now to help free Alaa. Here she explains her experience.

Dec 18 2023 1:49PM
The Fight for Human Rights in 2023
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Although 2023 has felt, at times, to be a bleak year for human rights, there have been many inspiring moments of hope. Read a snapshot of just some of the ways humanity won in 2023.

Dec 18 2023 1:49PM
Threat to human rights in new Victims and Prisoners Bill

Hidden amongst the Victims and Prisoners Bil is a dangerous removal of Human Rights Act protections from prisoner release decisions. This erodes access to justice rights applying to all

Nov 10 2023 9:00AM
There’s no better time for a ceasefire protest than Armistice Day

Blog written by Sacha Deshmukh, Amnesty International UK’s Chief Executive: In the past week, the right to peaceful protest has made front-page news. But in reality, the attack on the right to protest has been ongoing for years...

Sep 3 2023 8:00AM
The one thing you need to know about the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)

It's simple: the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) protects us all. We all want a society where our families are protected by the law. No matter our postcode, where we come from or what we look like, in the UK the ECHR...

Aug 30 2023 7:00AM
From Darkness to Light - Hope for Syria's Disappeared

Ahmad Helmi, human rights defender, survivor & manager of Ta'afi, writes on the historic win at the United Nations to find the 100'000+ missing Syrians since 2011 for International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances 2023

Aug 3 2023 10:44AM
6 Human Rights Wins so far in 2023

Our fight to protect human rights for us all is growing strong. And we’re just getting started. Here are 6 human rights wins in the past 6 months.

Jul 17 2023 1:21PM
A glimpse into the daily reality of Palestinian life under apartheid

We recently took a Parliamentary delegation to the occupied West Bank and Israel. Our visit gave us a glimpse into the daily reality of Palestinian life under the Israeli authorities' racist system of apartheid.

Jul 2 2023 8:00AM
Honoring Sarina Esmailzadeh, Iranian protester and YouTube creator, on her 17th Birthday

Who was Sarina Esmailzadeh? She was a brave, creative & inspiring young woman, who on 2 July 2023 would turn 17th. But on September 21 2022, she was tragically killed at the hands of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s security forces.

Jun 16 2023 2:14PM
Beyond Borders: A courageous journey from Eritrea to the UK

As the UK is set to bring together world leaders to act on sexual violence in conflict the government must be transparent about the double standards towards victims.

May 12 2023 11:45AM
Why anti-protest policing over the Coronation weekend is the writing on the wall

Anti-protest arrests made on Saturday provide real life examples of those warnings coming to fruition, demonstrating why it’s imperative that these draconian and repressive anti-protests laws are scrapped at the earliest opportunity.

Apr 27 2023 3:29PM
Inhumane, Racist, and Divisive: 5 Things You need to know about the Immigration bill

If you're concerned about the UK's latest immigration bill, you're not alone. The bill has sparked outrage and is inhumane, divisive, and racist. It carries far-reaching consequences that threaten to dismantle our asylum system and...

Apr 26 2023 3:51PM
The Public Order Bill: Explained

The UK Government's Public Order bill has passed. Find out what this means below: Today (26 April 2023) the final stages of the Public Order Bill finally passed the House of Lords. The bill will introduce yet more draconian powers to...

Apr 5 2023 12:22PM
The UK's Cruel Immigration Bill: Explained

The UK Government's latest immigration bill not only threatens to dismantle our asylum system, but also carries alarming implications for families, children, citizenship and human rights. With far-reaching consequences, this bill...

Mar 13 2023 1:07PM
The 12th Anniversary of the Syrian Revolution - Will Assad be 'Normalised' by the 13th?

By Mansour Omari* This March marks the 12th anniversary of the Syrian revolution. It is, as ever, an occasion for remembrance, sadness, and defiance, but also urgent action. These anniversaries are an occasion to mourn the loss of our...

Feb 9 2023 5:39PM
Israel’s apartheid against Palestinians made PMQs last week - why this matters

This blog was written by Sacha Deshmukh, Amnesty International UK Chief Executive Yet another bleak start to the year for Palestinians After an exceptionally bloody start to the year in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian Territories, we...

Feb 2 2023 12:03PM
23 reasons why we need the Human Rights Act

The Human Rights Act is an invisible safety net for all of us, working to ensure our rights are respected, and a crucial means of defence for the most vulnerable. But why do we need the Human Rights Act?

Jan 27 2023 4:38PM
2022: A horrible year for refugee rights. What’s next?

2022: A horrible year. What’s next? 2022 was the year in which everything changed and yet everything stayed the same. Priti Patel began the year as Home Secretary. Suella Braverman finished the year in that post. And Grant Shapps made...

Dec 20 2022 5:43PM
2022 - A year of Courage & Solidarity

Whether it’s “permacrisis” or “sportswashing”, some of the 2022 words of the year reflect what a tough year it has been for human rights. But amongst the many suggestions for entry into the pages of dictionaries, was the statement of...

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