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Nov 22 2017 10:25AM
Imprisoned Writers debate at Holyrood
On Thursday 23 November, the Members Debate S5M-07970 will take place in the Scottish Parliament: That the Parliament acknowledges that, each year, 15 November marks the Day of the Imprisoned Writer, which commemorates writers around t...
Nov 22 2017 10:09AM
The work of the Scotland office
The Amnesty Scotland office was founded by Ruth Adler who was employed as the Scottish Development Officer in 1991. Befitting the new location, the Scotland Office launch in 1992 centred on a Burns Night Supper. A scholar and passionat...
Nov 20 2017 2:49PM
The Convention on the Rights of the Child: Improving children’s lives
The UN Convention on the Rights of a Child protects young people across the world from harm. Law professor Jonathon Todres explains more.
Nov 15 2017 1:56PM
Yang Tongyan ( a.k.a. Yang Tianshui 1961-2017)
Yang Tongyan (杨同彦, a.k.a. Yang Tianshui 杨天水), a freelance writer and democracy veteran, has died aged 56 on 7 November 2017. In the past 11 months, at least three prisoners of conscience and political prisnoers including Peng Ming and...
Nov 10 2017 10:54AM
Forget the Bond tune, listen to Ergo Phizmiz!
Blimey, bring back Gangnam Style. No, sorry, I don’t much like that Adele Bond tune. Too “polished”, too “polite”, too predictable for me. (Then again, I was never going to be the target demographic for this one. You probably won’t bel...