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Oct 31 2021 10:07AM
Police Must Protect the Right to Protest at COP26

Ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) that will begin in Glasgow this weekend (Sunday 31 October), Amnesty International UK has urged police to ensure the right to peaceful protest is protected. Naomi McAuliffe, Director of...

Sep 9 2021 10:41AM
Briefing - COVID Vaccine Certification Scheme

As MSPs prepare to debate the Scottish Government's proposed vaccination Certification Scheme on Thursday afternoon Amnesty have published a briefing setting out our concerns with the policy. Amnesty urges the Scottish Government to...

Aug 10 2021 4:11PM
Amnesty urges the Scottish Government to stand up for human rights in Zambia

Amnesty has told the Scottish Government it must be prepared to speak up for Zambians’ rights to vote peacefully as the country prepares to elect its next President. On Thursday the country will go to the polls amidst a climate of fear...

Jun 21 2021 5:21PM
Briefing - Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill

As the Scottish Parliament prepares to debate all three stages of a new Coronavirus Bill just 3 days after its introduction, Amnesty has briefed MSPs. The Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill amends prior Coronavirus acts...

Jun 2 2021 2:11PM
Briefing - Learning Lessons & Building Forward

As the Scottish Parliament continues a series of debates on Covid-19 his week Amnesty briefed MSPs on why Scotland needs a human rights based recovery. - There is a growing body of evidence that serious human rights breaches are likely...

May 24 2021 6:29PM
New Report: Delivering Human Rights In Scotland During COVID-19

New research from the Amnesty and our partners at the Human Rights Consortium Scotland has found there is little evidence that the human rights of Scottish citizens were taken into consideration as major public service redesigns took...

May 4 2021 4:32PM
SP21 Manifesto Round-up

As Scotland heads to the polls to elect its next Parliament - at Amnesty Scotland we’ve been analysing how manifestos measure up on human rights. In December 2020 we met with representatives from the main parties to discuss our policy...

Apr 15 2021 9:43PM
A Manifesto for Human Rights

Ahead of the Scottish parliamentary elections on May 6th, Amnesty Scotland has set out the commitments we asked for from parties to ensure Session 6 of the Scottish Parliament is truly transformational in creating a nation where human...

Apr 8 2021 5:44PM
Scottish Elections: Human + Digital Rights Hustings

Amnesty Scotland has been engaging with several political parties about our priorities for the next Parliament ahead of the Scottish elections next month. We would like to invite you to join us for a live-streamed candidate hustings...