Jun 2 2017 2:20PM
Scottish Party Manifesto's - how do they compare on human rights?
When the snap general election was called a few weeks ago, Amnesty International in Scotland announced our manifesto recommendations for all parties in Scotland (see down...
Apr 4 2017 5:15PM
Taser and spit hood use by Police Scotland
Tasers use in Scotland has been fairly limited with 113 uses since April 2013, 7 of which were on minors, the youngest being 15. A limited number of specialist officers a...
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...
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 c...
Apr 20 2015 5:26PM
Human trafficking Mexico - Lydia Cacho interview
I interviewed Lydia Cacho last week for the Sunday Mail newspaper in Scotland. Below is a link to my article, published yesterday. Cacho - a prominent investigative repor...
Mar 24 2015 10:52AM
Pakistan - Federally Administered Tribal Areas.
I recently visited Pakistan to document the work of human rights activists who oppose the Taliban. In the city of Peshawar, I met with a journalist called Abdullah Malik...
Mar 6 2015 12:00AM
Digital human rights in Pakistan
I recently visited Pakistan and interviewed an organisation based in Islamabad that focuses on information and communications technology to promote human rights. My repor...
Feb 18 2015 12:00AM
Pakistan - Aware Girls promote human rights
I recently visited Pakistan where I worked with a human rights organisation called Aware Girls, founded more than a decade ago by two sisters called Gulalai and Saba Isma...
Sep 12 2014 2:02PM
Free to choose the future
Whatever your thoughts on the Scottish Independence Referendum – and whether you have chosen how you are going to vote, are undecided, or you are just over the whole thin...
Sep 3 2014 4:39PM
In harmony for human rights
Guest blogger Hyemin Yoo breaks for the Borders to judge a youth protest song competition As an Amnesty International student activist, I was invited by Amnesty Borders G...
Mar 14 2014 6:09PM
Pulling focus on human rights in film
Amongst the great variety of quality films recognised during this year’s awards season, themes relating to human rights and social justice have received a strong and enco...
Jan 31 2014 11:26AM
Getting the Rights Answers
Richard Hamer is Amnesty Scotland's Interim Programme Director. Oil, defence, the economy, the European Union and the Pound – a glance at the headlines would give the imp...
Jan 21 2014 2:12PM
Oscars 2014: Human rights take to the stage in this year’s nominations
Guest blog by Campaigns volunteer Robin Sukatorn. With Hollywood’s annual summit of showbiz on the horizon once more, you would be forgiven for not eagerly anticipating a...
Dec 24 2013 12:05PM
Unwrapping Human Rights Abuses
Guest blog by Amnesty Scotland volunteer coordinator Risga Carson. With only one day left until Christmas, many of us will be rushing out to do some last minute shopping....
Dec 18 2013 7:00PM
No snap decisions on human rights
Scotland celebrated International Human Rights Day last week by launching the first ever plan to tackle human rights in the country – Scotland’s National Action Plan for...
Nov 27 2013 3:47PM
Straight Ahead for Equal Marriage?
MSPs vote overwhelming in favour of equality A first step in a long road for the Scottish Parliament. On Wednesday 20 November, the Marriage and Civil Partnership Bill un...
Nov 15 2013 3:23PM
Big Fat Lies – the Truth about Scottish Gypsy Travellers
Our Campaigns volunteer Jana Lopusna is in myth-busting mode to celebrate the United Nations International Day for Tolerance Scottish Gypsy Travellers are subjected to mi...
Nov 6 2013 1:26PM
Giving Rights a Sporting Chance
The Commonwealth Games is coming to Glasgow next year and it's shaping up to be a truly momentous occasion. I recently attended the conference Responsibility and Rights:...
Oct 28 2013 2:33PM
Peaceful Sounds of Voices in Conflict
Guest blog by Jana Lopusna, campaigns volunteer for Amnesty Scotland. I recently spent a weekend in the beautiful Edinburgh City Chambers, at an event run by the Edinburg...
Oct 21 2013 10:50PM
Back to School with Student Groups
Guest blog by Amnesty Scotland volunteer coordinator Risga Carson Student groups are a vital part of the work that we do. Active and enthusiastic, many of our members fir...
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