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Mar 15 2021 11:02AM
What Just Happened? The need for a public inquiry into COVID in Scotland

Amnesty joins with charities and organisations across Scotland to write a joint letter to the First Minister asking for a timeline and framework for a COVID Public Inquiry.

Aug 28 2019 3:54PM
We Are All Born Free

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child ( UNCRC ) sets out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of children (defined as under 18 year olds) and is a particularly important piece of international...

Jun 11 2018 10:02AM
The Brexit Advert in the Papers Today

Scottish organisations have paid for an advert in The Times and Herald about Brexit and protecting human rights.

May 24 2018 1:20PM
I am Aster

Today is Aster Fissehatsion's 67th birthday. The Eritrean politician was arrested in 2001 and has never been heard from since. To mark her birthday and Eritrea's Liberation Day we say "I AM ASTER".

Mar 7 2017 4:27PM
Inspirational Women's Day

Amnesty International’s theme for International Women’s Day this year is Human Rights Defenders. We are focussing on those women who often put themselves in great danger in order to further the rights of women and their communities...

Nov 8 2016 11:20AM
That MoU with the Chinese companies…

With the news that the Scottish Government’s Memorandum of Understanding with two Chinese companies may have fallen through, it’s a good time to reflect on what lessons can be learned from all this. With the news dominated...

May 3 2016 5:30PM
Scotland's manifestos - how do they compare on human rights?

By Paul Daly, Advocacy and Activism Officer, Scotland With polling day for the 2016 Scottish elections just a couple of days away, most of us are looking forward to it all being over! Over the last few weeks we’ve seen party leaders...

Jun 9 2015 12:24PM
After the fantastic #MarRef result in Ireland, it’s time for another referendum…

“You feel like a criminal. I am a law-abiding citizen and I felt like I was committing a crime, like I was smuggling drugs across the border.” Cerys, who travelled to England for an abortion after doctors in Ireland confirmed that her...

Jan 21 2015 11:47AM
Jailed for a miscarriage - our urgent action to free Guadalupe

Update: 9am, 22 January 2015 Last night, the Salvadorean parliament voted in favour of Guadalupe's pardon. Guadalupe won, by just one vote . This is is fantastic news, and sets a brilliant precedent for the other women criminalised by...

Feb 27 2013 5:55PM
Forced Eviction by Lagos State in Nigeria

“The police said if we went back into the house they were going to shoot us.” Friday Ogunyemi woke up on Saturday 23 February 2013 oblivious to the fact that he and his family would be made homeless that morning and would have to spend...

Dec 11 2012 1:12PM
EU-funded housing may result in racial segregation in Serbia

Good news: In direct response to this campaign, the EU Mission in Serbia has made a public statement of their opposition to the resettlement of Roma into racially segregated settlements, stating that they agreed with our position on...

Jul 3 2012 2:56PM
Over 600 homes bulldozed in Port Harcourt, Nigeria despite a court injunction - take action

“Everything is gone. My documents, my money. I’m in these clothes since [they demolished]. We’re sleeping there, by our house. Me, my wife and my 3 children. My wife is heavily [pregnant]. I’m trying to find somewhere for them to stay...