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...
Sep 6 2017 11:00AM
Leaving not losing – rights, freedoms and equalities in the Brexit bill
Britain is withdrawing from the EU and we must ensure the hard-won rights people enjoy today will be the same on the day we leave.
Jun 21 2017 6:35PM
Six human rights take homes from the Queen’s Speech
So, what is this Queen’s Speech and why does it matter? Well for some it is the highlight of the political calendar…for the pomp and ceremony alone it is worth a look. The Queen (usually) gets all dressed up in her finery, jokes are cr...
May 5 2017 10:39AM
Under pressure – UK arms sales to Saudi
By Lucy Wake - Government and Political Relations Manager, Amnesty UK If we have learnt anything from the suffragettes, global human rights movements or gay rights campaigners it must be this. Change is not inevitable. Change is hard f...
Apr 11 2017 7:33PM
Theresa May's "Global Britain" - prosperity over peace?
By Lucy Wake, Amnesty Government and Political Relations Manager It’s recess in the hallways of power. A time for MPs to see more of their constituents, or indeed have a well-earned break. Our Prime Minister, however, has taken the opp...
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
Written 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...
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...
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...
Jan 19 2017 5:00PM
Good news! Review of UK legal aid cuts finally announced
This week, we celebrated Justice Minister Oliver Heald QC finally announcing a timetable for the long-awaited review of the drastic cuts the coalition made to legal aid in 2013. So far, so dry (and it was – it’s January). But please, s...
Jan 18 2017 4:06PM
Time to stand against hate and division on both sides of the Atlantic
On 20 January 2017, Donald J Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America. Even before becoming president-elect, his rhetoric on immigration – and the encouragement this has given to extremists advoca...
Jan 18 2017 12:28PM
What does a Trump administration mean for women around the world?
On Saturday 21 January, one day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, women-led marches will take place in the streets of at least 62 cities in 32 countries, to send a strong message of support for human rights, and against the politics o...
Dec 9 2016 2:48PM
Madeleine Moon MP celebrates Human Rights Day by taking action in support of Ilham Tohti
Every year Human Rights Day, which commemorates the adoption of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, reminds us of how important universal rights are. For everyone, everywhere. But sadly so many people all over the world still...
Dec 8 2016 5:18PM
Amnesty International's Parliamentary Reception for Human Rights Day
Yesterday, we were once again thrilled to be able to mark Human Rights Day with our annual Parliamentary Reception in the Speaker’s House of Westminster Palaces. Ministers, MPs and Peers joined Amnesty activists, staff, volunteers and...
Nov 30 2016 1:50PM
Why your pot noodle might not just be bad for you, but for Indonesian child labourers too
It’s a sad state of affairs when companies, confronted with allegations of slavery in their supply chains, admit to it with little sense of shame. They express concern, tell us it’s unacceptable and that they’re doing everything they c...
Nov 1 2016 1:50PM
Squabbling over children in Calais sends an appalling message to the rest of the world
Over recent days, the relationship between the French and UK governments has been strained by renewed disagreement over who should take responsibility for children at Calais. The two governments have once more effectively abandoned the...
Oct 19 2016 6:04PM
Dental checks for child refugees: inappropriate, unethical and unreliable
Children who have fled from conflict zones and brutal regimes are finally being reunited with family in the UK. This should be a cause for celebration. Many have been living in squalor at risk from traffickers and abusers for months, n...
Oct 5 2016 5:04PM
There are no borders to compassion
We have been asking party conferences across the UK whether we have done enough to tackle the refugee crisis. This week was the turn of the Conservatives. As everyone rushes from meeting to meeting at party conferences, trying to look...
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