Harvey Weinstein has been found guilty of serious sexual assault offences. After the first conviction of the #MeToo era, when it comes to sex, consent is everything. There are no blurred lines.
60 years of poorly maintained pipelines and wells, along with inadequate clean-up practices have damaged the health and livelihoods of over 30 million people living in the Niger Delta. But all this might be about to change.
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.
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
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.
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.
If the criminal justice system is to be fair, then it must ensure that nobody is punished more than others for the same offence.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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...
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?
Unless the government faces up to the past, injustices like those suffered by the Windrush generation are certain to be repeated.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...