May 23 2019 5:05PM
The most marginalised women bear the brunt of poverty in the UK
The UK is the fifth richest country in the world but not all get a fair share of its wealth. This week the UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights published his final report after his visit in November 2018.
Dec 18 2018 2:25PM
Another Home Office scandal
Children as young as 10 are being denied their rights to British citizenship because they are, or might be, assessed by the Home Office not to be of good character
Nov 23 2018 4:17PM
REBELLION – so much more than a cute t-shirt
Our Women's Rights Campaigner, Chiara Capraro talks about the essential role art plays in creating powerful activism, and why the REBELLION t-shirts are so much more than something cool to wear.
Nov 23 2018 1:10PM
Right to be free from rape
Shockingly over 1 in 10 people in the UK think being drunk or on drugs may be an excuse for non-consensual sex. This is not a grey area, if consent is not given, it’s rape.
Nov 9 2018 4:21PM
Excessive heat over deportation helps nobody
If the criminal justice system is to be fair, then it must ensure that nobody is punished more than others for the same offence.
Oct 23 2018 4:21PM
Windrush: Lessons to be Learned
The review set up by the Home Office to learn lessons from the Windrush scandal has closed for receiving written evidence. But will they be learned?
Jul 13 2018 12:16PM
Trump UK visit: Stand up to the misogynist in chief
Eighteen months after taking office, the misogyny of the Trump administration has moved from theory to practice, impacting the lives of millions of women and girls.
Jul 6 2018 5:47PM
Why should trade deals be wrapped in secrecy?
The less the public and Parliament know about trade deals that are being negotiated, the less they are in a position to challenge their likely impacts.
Jul 6 2018 5:47PM
Is the UK government turning a blind eye to torture?
There are hundreds of cases of the British government planning or paying for extraordinary rendition. It's time they stop turning a blind eye to their role in torture and carry out a full, judge-led inquiry.
Jun 8 2018 12:54PM
Profiting from children's rights
Thousands of children born in the UK are growing up without the British citizenship they are entitled to by law. This is a national scandal which has long gone largely unnoticed. Could that be about to change?
Apr 26 2018 10:00AM
Crunch time: the Brexit Bill and human rights
By Rachel Logan, Amnesty UK's Law and Human Rights Programme Director Cards on the table early: Amnesty International takes no position on Brexit. We are interested only in ensuring people’s rights and protections – something the gover...
Apr 16 2018 5:18PM
Seventy years after Windrush
The Home Office has finally responded to mounting pressure over its disgraceful indifference to Commonwealth citizens, whose lives have been turned upside down several decades after they first settled in the UK. But is it enough?
Apr 16 2018 5:18PM
The Windrush scandal - just the tip of the iceberg
Unless the government faces up to the past, injustices like those suffered by the Windrush generation are certain to be repeated.
Nov 20 2017 1:00PM
It’s time to talk about Brexit
By Rachel Logan, Amnesty UK's Law and Human Rights Programme Director It’s time to talk about Brexit. Not the rights and wrongs of the decision. Not whether we’re on course for a hard or soft exit. Not even whether we’re going to be fo...
Nov 20 2017 1:00PM
How the government profiteers from children needing to register as British citizens
How can someone born in this country, having lived here all her life, find herself threatened with removal by the government to somewhere she doesn’t know and has never been? How can this happen when she's entitled, by the law, to citi...
Nov 7 2017 7:00AM
The UK government has been spying on Amnesty – so we're going to court
By Rachel Logan (Law & Human Rights Programme Director) and Joshua Franco (Researcher/Advisor on Technology & Human Rights) At around 4pm on a Wednesday afternoon in July 2015, a short, one-paragraph e-mail arrived at the offices of Am...
Aug 3 2017 5:51PM
Catastrophe for refugees and migrants once again beckons in the Central Mediterranean
As the Italian Government makes the cruel decision to send warships to assist the coastguard in returning people to Libya, we need to demand that EU leaders instead make saving lives the priority.
Apr 5 2017 4:58PM
These businesses are making millions running Nauru refugee detention centre
By Peter Frankental, our Business and Human Rights Programme Director In a remote corner of the Pacific Ocean, the Australian government has created an island of despair, where refugees fleeing persecution are trapped and live in appal...
Apr 3 2017 6:48PM
Putting children first
By Steve Valdez-Symonds, Programme Director - Refugee and Migrant Rights Today Amnesty International and Student Action for Refugees (STAR) have linked the Home Office and the Department for Education in a giant paper chain of united f...
Feb 22 2017 10:28PM
Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s claim about child refugees could not be further from the truth
This blog was first published on inews.co.uk on 11 February 2017. When the Home Secretary announced this week that the government would end its scheme to bring lone child refugees already in Europe to the UK, she claimed it had to clos...
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