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Oct 7 2021 4:48PM
Policing Bill targets people experiencing homelessness

Serious concerns have already been raised about the government’s ‘Policing Bill’, particularly about powers to clamp down on peaceful protests and the risk of further entrenching racism, especially against Black people. But the...

Sep 29 2021 7:21PM
Victims of Assad's notorious Students' Union speak out - but the UN is not listening

By Mansour Omari In July this year, the UN Development Program in Syria (UNDP) posted on its social media platforms that it is cooperating with the National Union of Syrian Students (NUSS) in organising the Hult students Prize. The...

Sep 24 2021 6:01PM
10 famous protests the Policing Bill would've threatened

Pride, Black Lives Matter, ending apartheid. These powerful protests would all have been threatened under a new law the UK Government is proposing…

Sep 9 2021 1:09PM
Afghanistan – A Hell on Earth

By Nigina Istanakzai-Zarifi - Afghanistan Country Coordinator for Amnesty International UK Kabul's sudden fall to the Taliban opened the gates of hell to the Afghan people. The promises of a new and better era, especially for women and...

Aug 16 2021 5:05PM
UK could soon have prisoners of conscience

The Policing Bill will result in human rights activists being imprisoned solely for their peaceful exercise of their human rights. History offers proof of how protest rights can be eroded.

Aug 16 2021 5:05PM
Ten years since the execution of Troy Davis: remembering the campaign to stop his execution

Blog by Kim Manning-Cooper – Ten years since the execution of Troy Davis: remembering the campaign to stop his execution Kim Manning-Cooper is an activist against the death penalty and former amnesty campaign manager The 21st of...

Aug 16 2021 5:05PM
Protests for racial justice face ongoing challenge from Policing Bill

40 years since racialised communities revolted at police violence and a year since Black Lives Matter demonstrations, the right to protest used on these occasions is now under threat from the Policing Bill.

Jul 27 2021 12:28PM
The UN's student partner in Syria helped torture students

By Mansour Omari The UN Development Program in Syria is working directly with a group many Syrians believe to be complicit in crimes against humanity. This is the same UN office that thanked Russian authorities for supporting Syrians...

Jun 30 2021 4:03PM
Why the Police Crackdown Bill makes racism worse

First ever poll of Black people by UK Parliament’s Human Rights Committee shows that more than 85% are not confident that they would be treated the same as while people by the police.

Jun 24 2021 3:51PM
Israeli police used 'ruthless excessive force' against Palestinian protesters - new research

‘Discriminatory crackdown’ allowed Jewish supremacists to freely organise their own violent demonstrations ‘Tonight we are not Jews, we are Nazis’ - Jewish supremacists circulated extremist social media messages to organise attacks on...

Jun 21 2021 10:22PM
Undermining the goal of ending statelessness

This year, Amnesty International shares its 60th anniversary with the 1961 UN Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

Jun 4 2021 10:22PM
Tiananmen Square: Four things you should know

It's thirty years on since the Tiananmen Square crackdown in China. Hundreds if not thousands of people were killed, and tens of thousands were arrested – simply for peacefully calling for reform and an end to corruption.

Jun 4 2021 5:24PM
The Gaza Deja vu

By Ahmed Masoud - @masoud_ahmed 20 May 2021 Rolling news humming in the background, constant work messages, endless Whatsapp notifications, phone calls to family in Gaza, a blizzard of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram posts. Is there a...

May 23 2021 10:03AM
10 reasons why the Government needs to drop the Policing Bill

You might have heard about the controversial ‘Police Crackdown Bill’ currently being discussed in the UK Parliament. But what is it and why is Amnesty - alongside many others - opposing it?

Apr 23 2021 6:44PM
On the Trauma of Advocacy

The tenth anniversary of the Syrian uprising has now passed. Harrowing testimony of victims and stories of resistance from survivors saturated this brief moment in our collective conscience. Hundreds of articles, podcasts, interviews...

Mar 11 2021 2:05PM
Syria 10 Years On - Assad’s Pyrrhic Victory

Syria’s human rights community is not just petitioning and protesting against atrocities; they’re also hunting down torturers and war criminals.

Mar 11 2021 2:05PM
Napier Barracks: no place for people seeking asylum

Last September, the government turned the disused Napier barracks just outside Folkestone into accommodation for people seeking asylum and housed 400 people there - even though conditions at the barracks were totally unsuitable.

Mar 6 2021 5:59PM
Friends & Families of Syria’s Disappeared Develop a Roadmap for Justice

Kristyan Benedict - @KreaseChan In the autumn of 2019, Syrian survivors of torture and familes of those still missing, gathered in rural Holland to work on what would become, nearly 18 months later, the Truth and Justice Charter. I...

Feb 19 2021 11:03AM
The International Criminal Court ruling on Israel-Palestine: an explainer

By Rebecca Nguyen, Amnesty UK's Crisis and Tactical campaigner What is the International Criminal Court (ICC)? Established in 2002, the ICC is a permanent court that can investigate and prosecute people suspected of committing genocide...

Feb 12 2021 2:20PM
Voices from the frontline

In the midst of a drawn-out winter of gloom and isolation, we are all running a little low on hope. And one would be forgiven for thinking that a new report from Amnesty and its partners, in which Human Rights Defenders across the...

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