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 as much for its dramatic plot twists as its graphic violence, pa...
May 2 2017 5:49PM
Good news: your latest human rights victories
Written by Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty International UK. The Prime Minister has called an election. Elections have a tendency to twist reality into toxic rhetoric, which has proven recently to have grave consequences. We won't stan...
Apr 28 2017 12:19PM
How President Trump has threatened human rights in his first 100 days
As Donald Trump’s first 100 days in power come to a close, we’ve rounded up some of the ways he has threatened human rights in the US and around the world. The threat to our rights and freedoms still remains – but so does our persisten...
Apr 18 2017 3:52PM
My family’s right to a home
Written by Liesbeth, a Dutch citizen living in the UK for almost 20 years, as well as an activist, gardener, blogger and full-time mum. We recently went to apply for our permanent residency document. With a kilo of paperwork handed in,...
Apr 13 2017 6:07PM
Six must-reads on human rights in the wake of President Trump
There’s no shortage of reading material out there for anyone with an interest in how the 45th President of the United States is faring in his new role. In just a couple of months, he’s pushed through a series of repressive executive or...
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 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 30 2017 5:34PM
UK Government targeting WhatsApp is another security red herring
Written by Joe Westby, Researcher on Technology and Human Rights, Amnesty International. Anyone who hoped that the debate about encryption had already been put to bed, sadly, was wrong. Today, UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd will meet wit...
Mar 29 2017 10:07AM
What does Brexit mean for human rights?
Written by Allan Hogarth, Head of Advocacy and Programmes at Amnesty International UK So it’s official, the Prime Minister has triggered Article 50 and we are leaving the European Union. Following last June’s decision to leave the EU 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 7 2017 7:02PM
International Women's Day - 7 women who refuse to wait for their rights
If there’s one thing we learned from January’s historic Women’s March, it’s that women are fed up of waiting. More than 3 million people – of all genders – marched worldwide for women’s rights, spurred on by US President Donald Trump’s...
Mar 2 2017 7:22PM
Good news: Sara Beltran Hernandez has been released!
UPDATE: 2 March 2017 Sara Beltran Hernandez, a 26-year-old mother who fled violence in El Salvador and has been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Texas for 15 months, has been released from detention to be with h...
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...
Jan 26 2017 5:54PM
Demand that Theresa May raises human rights with President Trump
It’s been a rollercoaster of a week. It was never going to be otherwise. As Donald Trump fulfils some of his manifesto promises and tramples over the rights of people around the world in the process, we need our Prime Minister to commi...
Sep 20 2016 5:28PM
Say it loud, say it clear: refugees are welcome here
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Sep 6 2016 5:47PM
What do you want to say to Theresa May?
Update: This action is now closed. More than 2,000 of you sent us your placard slogans – here are just a few of them. It’s been a year since the shocking image of little Alan Kurdi washed up dead on a Turkish beach led to an outcry fro...
Jun 3 2016 3:55PM
Five reasons why the EU deal with Turkey is inhumane
One-in-one-out. Not a phrase you ever want to hear, but it must be especially hard to stomach when you’re fleeing your home to escape war, exploitation and persecution. The EU’s deal with Turkey sees refugees and other migrants crossin...
Mar 14 2016 12:00AM
360° Syria: How media activists are shining a light on war crimes
These are no ordinary men you see before you. These are seven of the bravest, most heroic people in all of Syria. And as Syria is just about the most dangerous place in the world, it’s safe to say that their courage is truly remarkable...
Feb 15 2016 11:25AM
Act now: A solution is possible for refugees in Calais and Dunkirk
'I don’t know if this [making asylum application in France] is possible for me. But even if it’s possible to stay in France, I wouldn’t want it, I want to be with my family.' A fifteen-year-old boy from Afghanistan, now living in Calai...
Jan 26 2016 6:25PM
Tweet the Greek PM: Don’t leave refugees out in the cold
Update 3 February 2016: Your response has been incredible - thank you. According to our sources on the ground, access has improved considerably and people have been arriving at the camp over the last few days. However the camp is now a...
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