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Oct 16 2023 1:41PM
A New Human Rights Bill for Scotland - Amnesty's consultation response

On October 5th the Scottish Government’s consultation on a new Human Rights Bill for Scotland closed. Amnesty Scotland welcomes the proposals to strengthen the human rights framework and we have responded to the consultation. For ease...

Oct 10 2023 3:28PM
The Long Reach of the Indian Government

This blog was written by Cherry Bird, Country Coordinator for India. In the period just before the fourth anniversary of the revocation of article 370, which deprived Kashmir of its status as India’s only Muslim majority state...

Oct 8 2023 1:17PM
Amnesty: New Police Scotland chief needs urgent plan to tackle discrimination

Amnesty International has said that Police Scotland’s new Chief Constable must set out an ‘urgent detailed and measurable’ plan to tackle institutional discrimination. Chief Constable Jo Farrell will take up post on Monday as head of...

Sep 18 2023 12:04PM
Elections in Zimbabwe: What You Need to Know

Presidential elections took place in Zimbabwe on the 22nd of August 2023 resulting in victory for incumbent president Emmerson Mnangagwa, from the governing Zanu-PF party. The elections were marked by multiple human rights abuses.

Sep 8 2023 11:23AM
Reflections on teaching Human Rights Education and the DfE guidance on ‘political impartiality in schools’.

In February 2022 the DfE released new non-statutory guidance on political impartiality in schools which made it clear that ‘teaching about political issues, the different views people have, and the ways pupils can engage in our...