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...
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...
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 i...
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 immigr...
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 stron...
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 everyo...
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. Minister...
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, t...
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 Cal...
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 liv...
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 rus...
Oct 3 2016 3:17PM
Labour conference: A call for more voices of kindness
I was last at Labour conference in 2009 – then I was in Brighton working for a Government Minister who was being lobbied by business, NGOs and individuals alike. Seven ye...
Sep 19 2016 6:04PM
Theresa May’s message to the UN: Still shirking not sharing
Our Prime Minister has just addressed world leaders at the UN General Assembly in New York, and her central message is a bold attempt to permit her to take less responsib...
Aug 19 2016 5:06PM
Mo Farah’s double double: Bringing us all closer together
Mo Farah arguably just became the UK’s greatest ever Olympian. When he led the field across the line on Sunday, he completed a sensational back-to-back double – winning b...
Aug 10 2016 2:15PM
Running or swimming for your life
I don’t know about you sports fans/political geeks but the Olympics and Paralympics feel like welcome break from a topsy-turvy rollercoaster of a political summer. A brea...
Aug 4 2016 5:35PM
Child detention: the powers that the Home Office won't let go
Written by Steve Symonds, Amnesty UK's Refugee and Migrant Rights Programme Director The power to detain is a long-standing Home Office obsession. For several years, the...
Jul 13 2016 4:10PM
A new Prime Minister. A fresh start for human rights?
What a time to take over the reins of a country. Brexit fall out. A reported spike in hate crime , racism and xenophobia and a global refugee crisis in urgent need of pol...
Jul 11 2016 5:57PM
People who've made the UK their home need and deserve certainty
The Brexit referendum decision is now the cause of considerable fear and uncertainty among the many European citizens and their families living in the United Kingdom. The...
Jul 8 2016 10:24AM
Our verdict on the Chilcot report
By Kerry Moscogiuri, our Director of Supporter Campaigning and Communications Among all that we heard in response to the Chilcot report, it was the heart-breaking press c...
Jun 3 2016 3:55PM
Five reasons why the EU deal with Turkey is inhumane
One-in-one-out. Not a phrase you ever want to hear, but it must be especially hard to stomach when you’re fleeing your home to escape war, exploitation and persecution. T...
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