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Mar 21 2017 10:54AM
Special Resolution C2(S) - To amend the Articles of Association - Cessation of Membership on Bankrupcy

This blog is by Stuart Hathaway, individual member of Amnesty UK This special resolution asks members to agree to amending the current Articles of Association (the company’s governing document) by deleting article 14.2 which states...

Mar 21 2017 10:48AM
Special Resolution C1(S) – Nominations for Elections at the Annual General Meeting

This blog is from Ruth Breddal Chair, Amnesty International UK Section Like many Special Resolutions, the text of C1(S) needs some explanation. The background note in the AGM papers provides extra information but if you are still not...

Jun 15 2016 1:31PM
Wear yellow on Sunday for peace in Congo

This blog is written by Vava Tampa, a native of Congo and founder of the London based campaign group Save the Congo!. He is the Coordinator of #YellowSunday The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) hasn’t been headline news recently, but...

Dec 31 2015 3:43PM
Thank you for everything in 2015

We have a lot of work to do in 2016, but for now we thought it'd be nice to reflect back on what we've achieved together in 2015. From campaigning successfully for the release of Shaker Aamer, the last UK resident in Guantanamo Bay...

May 27 2015 3:12PM
If you do one thing on 14 June go to see The Look of Silence

In 2013 I wrote enthusiastically that you should go and watch The Act of Killing – an extraordinary documentary that asked members of Indonesia’s ‘death squads’ to re-enact their violence in the style of their favourite films. It was...

Sep 13 2013 5:38PM
Our six step plan to end the humanitarian crisis in Syria

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Aug 29 2013 3:34PM
Military intervention in Syria: The human rights perspective

As America, the UK, France and Turkey debate whether or not to take military action in Syria, many of you have asked us to say if we are for or against it. You have demanded we take a stand. But the fact is that as an organisation, we...

Aug 21 2013 2:35PM
What Amnesty is doing on Egypt, and why

It was early in the morning of 14 August when Mohamed (1) heard the warning. He was taking part in the Rabaa al-Adawiya sit-in to protest against the ousting of President Morsi in early July. It had been threatened with dispersal by...

Jul 19 2013 2:17PM
Raisa Radchenko: Grandmother. Anti-corruption campaigner. Enforced psychiatric patient.

70-year-old Raisa Radchenko is being held in a psychiatric hospital in Ukraine and forcibly given treatment. She has no history of mental illness, but she does have a long one of causing trouble for the authorities. We think Raisa’s...

Jun 27 2013 12:09PM
The Act of Killing. You need to see this film.

To say I came to The Act of Killing with high expectations would be an understatement. With two of my all-time favourite filmmakers on board as Executive Producers (Werner Herzog and Errol Morris, in case you’re wondering) and a...

Apr 12 2013 1:24PM
Papua New Guinea: Help release women held captive, accused of 'sorcery'

Last week police stood by and watched as Helen Rumbali, a women's rights advocate and former school teacher accused of sorcery, was beheaded in front of her community in Papua New Guinea. Text PAPUA and your full name to 70505 to stop...

Mar 18 2013 10:22AM
You speak, they listen! The government responds to your actions on the Arms Trade Treaty

For the past few weeks, as world leaders prepared to meet for talks to agree the world’s first international treaty to control the arms trade, thousands of you have been telling your MPs how much you care. You have been emailing...

Mar 15 2013 4:31PM
Two years of tragedy - help us build hope for Syria

‘I heard my daughter Amani call her little brother and then I don’t remember anything. I don’t know how long I lay under the rubble before I was pulled out….The bodies of my wife and my daughter Amani were not found until six days...

Feb 21 2013 11:00AM
Pussy Riot one year on - still imprisoned, still defiant

Pussy Riot had only been in existence for four months when, a year ago today, some of the group’s members walked through the doors of Moscow’s main Orthodox Cathedral. They were to perform a stunt that would propel the feminist punk...

Jan 29 2013 2:50PM
Live Q&A with Gael Garcia Bernal - star of Oscar-nominated NO

Chile, 1988. Rene Saavedra is a successful advertising executive making campaigns for soft drinks and microwaves. He is about to become a fundamental part of one of the most important moments in Chile’s history. He is about to lead the...

Nov 5 2012 10:49AM
Teachers locked up after calling for a strike - tell Bahrain to drop the charges

‘Mama’s tears are heartbreaking…563 days were hard…5 years a nightmare’ – Mahdi ‘Issa Mahdi Abu Dheeb’s daughter responds to him receiving a five year sentence on appeal In early 2011, as peaceful protests spread across Bahrain, Jalila...

Nov 1 2012 11:11AM
Voice your support for Jacqueline - sentenced to life in prison aged 16

Had your letter to Jacqueline returned? Please re-send it, ensuring you include B47331 after Jacqueline's name and provide a return address. If you'd prefer not to give your own address, feel free to use ours: Human Rights Action...

Aug 31 2012 12:01PM
Stop the execution spree in Gambia

This text action is now closed and we have sent all names received to the Gambian authorities. However, you can email the Gambian authorities directly. Take action: end the execution spree in Gambia ‘These past few days have been...

Aug 23 2012 4:24PM
Help stop the horror in Syria - support our evidence-gathering work

Update Wednesday 19 September Donatella has just returned from Syria where, in parts of the Idlib and North Hama regions, she again witnessed indiscriminate bombing of civilian areas with no apparent military target. As this video from...

Jul 12 2012 5:26PM
Arms Trade Treaty - the gender dimension

‘[T]hey took me and five other women into a room. It was in the morning. There were three of them. They told us to undress. I refused. One of them hit me with his knife. I told him it was not human. He said: ‘We will see about that’...