Oct 4 2018 4:37PM
Conservative conference 2018: too many leaders not enough rights
This year's Conservative Party Conference saw bid-for-leadership speeches from several of its Party members. There was a lot of 'hot air' but not much expelled on human rights.
Jul 11 2018 10:41AM
Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle is another political merry-go-round – but what does it mean for human rights?
Whether President Trump likes Johnson or not, the UK now has a new Foreign Secretary, and it will be Jeremy Hunt who meets the President during his visit. As first weeks in a new job go, this is a pretty big one.
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.
May 23 2018 12:37PM
Saudi women arrested for driving - not cars, but human rights change
Women in Saudi Arabia will finally be able to drive legally in June 2018. But in a cruel twist, several of the women's human rights defenders who led the campaign have been arrested.
May 8 2018 5:18PM
Stop saying 'illegal' immigrants
The word 'illegal' comes very easy to policy and law makers, but very few give much thought to what it means and whom it affects.
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...
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
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...
Mar 30 2017 5:34PM
UK Government targeting WhatsApp is another security red herring
Written by Joe Westby, Amnesty Researcher on Technology and Human Rights Follow @JoeWestby on Twitter Anyone who hoped that the debate about encryption had already been put to bed was, sadly, wrong. Today, UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd...
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...
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