Sep 12 2018 3:54PM
Key facts about gun violence
Gun violence is a global human rights issue. Governments have a legal obligation to protect the right to life, and therefore a responsibility to protect people from firearm violence. We have to remind them of this by demanding reform.
Sep 6 2018 2:16PM
The Palestinian children who went back to school early to stop it being demolished
The pupils of Khan al-Ahmar school in the occupied West Bank cut short their holidays and went back to school early to try to stop the Israeli army destroying it.
Aug 29 2018 10:45AM
Six reasons why Mexico should not sign a shady agreement with the US
If Mexico becomes a "safe third country", thousands of people who are currently seeking refuge in the United States will run the risk of being sent back to their countries by staying in Mexico.
Aug 17 2018 11:55AM
Wealthy countries can no longer pretend that climate change won’t affect them
Written by Chiara Liguori, Policy Adviser on Environment and Human Rights at Amnesty International It has taken hundreds of heat-related deaths across the northern hemisphere for climate change to make global headlines. In Japan, at le...
Aug 15 2018 4:28PM
Argentina’s abortion vote was a stepping stone not a setback
After a marathon 16-hour debate, senators decided to reject an abortion law that would have saved countless lives. Despite this setback, change is inevitable.
Jul 16 2018 9:52AM
The spirit of Liu Xiaobo will never die
Tuesday 13 July marked the first anniversary of the death of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo. His good friend, the writer Yedu, reflects on the legacy of one of China’s most prominent human rights and democracy advocates.
Mar 30 2018 9:55AM
Why the Trans rights movement is done waiting
By Lesly Lila, campaigner on gender, sexuality and identity at Amnesty International On 31 March activists celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility , a day for everyone to show support with trans people and activists. Spea...
Mar 2 2018 4:08PM
Amnesty colleagues behind bars in Turkey for championing human rights
By Stefan Simanowitz A month ago, Hatice Kılıç and her three daughters waited outside Şakran prison beneath a dark sky. The temperature was close to freezing, but they did not feel the cold. All their attention was focused on those met...
Feb 1 2018 4:55PM
Campaigning for truth for Giulio Regeni
Two years ago, Cambridge University student Giulio Regeni was found murdered in Cairo, Egypt. His family, friends and supporters continue to campaign for justice and the truth about the circumstances of the his death.
Jan 25 2018 4:05PM
How receiving letters from thousands of strangers helped me fight for justice for my brother’s murder
By Shackelia Jackson Over the past two months I’ve received more than 6,000 letters, tweets and emails from people across the UK who I’ve never spoken to or met before in my life. Reading them has been overwhelming. Kindness from one s...
Jan 20 2018 9:00AM
8 ways we’ve resisted Trump’s attacks on human rights since he was elected
From cruel travel bans to cutting foreign aid, Donald Trump has had quite the busy first year in office. But we’ve been there every step of the way pushing back.
Nov 29 2017 11:00AM
'I wouldn’t wish this on anyone' - a Palestinian activist speaks out
By Issa Amro, a Palestinian activist and founder/coordinator of the Youth Against Settlements (YAS) group For five decades, Palestinians like myself have been persecuted in ways I would never wish upon anyone. We’ve been thrown out of...
Apr 24 2017 5:27PM
Surviving the ongoing crisis in Venezuela
By Marcos Gomez, Director of Amnesty Venezuela The seemingly endless crisis in Venezuela appears to have entered a new dark and alarming chapter. As if from the pages of a terrifying thriller, a crisis that seemed to have reached its w...
Apr 7 2017 5:29PM
How to stir up a refugee crisis in five steps, Trump style
Written by Madeleine Penman, Mexico Researcher at Amnesty International. Originally published in IPS News . The sight of one of the most infamous borders on earth – roughly 1,000 kilometers of porous metal fence dividing lives, hopes a...
Mar 31 2017 6:50PM
Together, we are stronger
By Shackelia Jackson, activist and sister of Nakiea, killed by the Jamaican police in 2014 As a relative of a young man killed by the police in Kingston, Jamaica, many people have asked me how my family copes with the pain, with having...
Mar 30 2017 5:38PM
Time for humankind to create a new reality
Written by Salil Shetty, Secretary-General at Amnesty International . Donald Trump had barely spent a month in the White House when his administration began translating his divisive campaign rhetoric into policy. Targeting people for t...
Mar 17 2017 6:56PM
It's a human right to agitate the 'injustice' system
By Albert Woodfox. Listen to Albert's story in full on our new podcast . A year ago on 19 February 2016 I walked out of a Louisiana prison a free man after serving 44 years in solitary confinement. At that moment I became 'famous' as t...
Mar 16 2017 4:34PM
Last night we won against the Muslim ban  - here’s why we have to keep fighting
Written by Naureen Shah, Amnesty International USA’s Director of National Security and Human Rights Overnight, two courts intervened to temporarily block Trump’s new Muslim ban, which was set to go into effect at midnight. This is a vi...
Mar 15 2017 10:17AM
Syria: Miraculous journeys, stranded hopes
Written by Monica Costa Riba, Regional Campaigner at Amnesty International. First published on CNN. Strapped onto either side of a horse, 30-year-old Alan Mohammad and his 28-year-old sister Gyan crossed craggy mountains from Iraq and...
Mar 1 2017 3:37PM
Trump’s anticipated new Muslim ban is a gross miscalculation
Written by Naureen Shah, Director of National Security and Human Rights at Amnesty International USA. The Trump administration is doubling down on the Muslim ban. The rewrite, expected Wednesday, suggests the administration believes it...
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