Oct 11 2017 3:37PM
Australia's shame - why Europe must not follow its hard-hearted policies on refugees
Written by Claire Mallinson, Director of Amnesty Australia* Naru - 'Island of Despair' The Australian government’s offshore processing system for refugees and asylum-seek...
Oct 10 2017 1:30PM
Freeing Nazanin - an activist's journey
Written by Daren Nair, Amnesty International activist and member of the Amnesty International Tower Hamlets group. On 4 October 2017, I met my Member of Parliament, Steph...
Oct 4 2017 4:01PM
Human rights in the DNA
British-Iranian actress, Homeland star and human rights campaigner Nazanin Boniadi talks about her bicultural upbringing, the links between acting and activism, and her A...
Oct 4 2017 3:07PM
Hate crime hurts
Every year thousands of people in the UK are attacked and harassed – physically or verbally. It isn’t only members of black and minority ethnic communities, immigrants an...
Oct 4 2017 2:30PM
Key human rights issues in the UK
The UK's human rights come under review The human rights record of every country in the world comes up for scrutiny at the UN Human Rights Council every five years, in a...
Sep 25 2017 4:00PM
Trump’s new travel ban cannot stand in any form
And so the catastrophe continues: Donald Trump’s senseless travel ban has been extended to include restrictions on travellers from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia...
Sep 14 2017 2:48PM
3 powerful human rights films to look out for this Autumn
Our top picks of the human rights-related films to look out for this autumn, featuring the story of an undocumented immigrant family in Mexico, a look at the life of Winnie Mandela, and fresh perspectives on Canada's Charter of Rights.
Sep 6 2017 4:00PM
Act now: Palestinian activist arrested after Facebook post
UPDATE 10 September 2017 - Issa Amro has been released on bail by the Palestinian authorities. More to follow. UPDATE 7 September 2017 - In a closed hearing today, the He...
Sep 6 2017 10:19AM
Campaigning to free Kamal Foroughi, the longest imprisoned EU citizen in Iran
Written by Daren Nair, Amnesty International UK activist. On 3 September 2017, British grandfather Kamal Foroughi turned 78 years old. This was his 2,315th day behind bar...
Sep 2 2017 12:55PM
The cost of courting Libya
It's been two years since little Alan Kurdi's tiny body was found washed up on a beach in Turkey. Did his death prove to be the wake-up call for world leaders to take action that we had hoped?
Sep 1 2017 12:55PM
Review: Syria’s Disappeared – chilling but crucial viewing
Among the tens of thousands of men, women and children who have gone missing in Syria, this powerful film tracks some of the stories of those most horrifically affected by Assad's regime.
Aug 25 2017 12:30PM
Game of Thrones: Five ways fact is worse than fiction
[Spoiler alert: reveals plot lines up to season seven episode six.] WINTER IS COMING. As the seventh season of Game of Thrones draws to a close – a programme talked about...
Aug 18 2017 3:55PM
A hateful eight days... and what to do about it
Amidst a raft of hateful events in the last few days, it's tempting to feel defeated by it all. But we won’t let hate, bigotry and discrimination divide us. Not now, not ever.
Jul 27 2017 2:57PM
LGBTI rights are a work in progress
It's fifty years since the UK legislated for a partial decriminalisation of homosexuality. We’ve come a long way since yet we are still a long way off a truly equal society for LGBTI+ people both here in the UK and globally.
Jul 7 2017 12:47PM
Love is a right, not a gift
By Simon Ware, Chair at Amnesty UK LGBTI Network This year’s theme for Pride in London is “Love Happens Here”. It does. It happens everywhere, and it takes all forms imag...
Jun 22 2017 1:50PM
Hate crimes in the UK – the victims’ stories
Every year hundreds of thousands of people in the United Kingdom are attacked and harassed – physically or verbally – because they are perceived as ‘different’. Why? Perh...
Jun 19 2017 10:00PM
Win VIP tickets to Wireless Festival
Festival season is here — and it's one of our favourite times of the year. There's a unique atmosphere of community and positivity at these festivals that's hard to find...
Jun 16 2017 10:00PM
Peanut from Kaiser Chiefs: Why activism is important
Not content with being multi-award winning, number one rock legends — Kaiser Chiefs want to use their worldwide fame to make a positive change in the world. That’s why th...
Jun 14 2017 11:19AM
More in Common: Refugee Week and The Great Get Together
It may feel like there are many things which divide us as a country right now, so what better time to celebrate what we have in common! Over the next two weeks, Amnesty s...
Jun 8 2017 10:00PM
The 50 best protest songs ever
Protest songs have appeared in popular music since before most can remember. From Billie Holiday’s ‘Strange Fruit’ lamenting KKK lynchings back in 1939, through Dylan, ro...
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