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Sep 9 2021 10:41AM
Briefing - COVID Vaccine Certification Scheme

As MSPs prepare to debate the Scottish Government's proposed vaccination Certification Scheme on Thursday afternoon Amnesty have published a briefing setting out our concerns with the policy. Amnesty urges the Scottish Government to...

Aug 10 2021 4:11PM
Amnesty urges the Scottish Government to stand up for human rights in Zambia

Amnesty has told the Scottish Government it must be prepared to speak up for Zambians’ rights to vote peacefully as the country prepares to elect its next President. On Thursday the country will go to the polls amidst a climate of fear...

Jun 25 2021 4:17AM
Why must we boycott the Beijing 2022 Olympics? 為什麼我們必須抵制北京冬季奧運會?

Since Beijing first began bidding to host the Olympics, I have argued that the international community should reject Beijing's hosting of the Games because of the lack of change in the Chinese Communist dictatorship since the Tiananmen...

Jun 24 2021 3:51PM
Israeli police used 'ruthless excessive force' against Palestinian protesters - new research

‘Discriminatory crackdown’ allowed Jewish supremacists to freely organise their own violent demonstrations ‘Tonight we are not Jews, we are Nazis’ - Jewish supremacists circulated extremist social media messages to organise attacks on...

Jun 21 2021 5:21PM
Briefing - Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill

As the Scottish Parliament prepares to debate all three stages of a new Coronavirus Bill just 3 days after its introduction, Amnesty has briefed MSPs. The Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill amends prior Coronavirus acts...