The Human Rights Act is a powerful tool. It brings home fundamental, universal rights we all have as human beings, and allows us to challenge authorities if they violate them.
Attacked by some, misreported by others and misunderstood by many – it’s time to spread the message that human rights matter.
Migrants, refugees and asylum seekers are often scapegoated by politicians and the media for a whole range of problems. We want to dispel these exploitative myths and work to create a fair and effective system.
We also help protect the most vulnerable migrants and refugees from being abused by their employers, traffickers and smugglers.
We defend people who have been or are at risk of being denied their human rights and stand beside those who defend rights.
People like you have sent appeals to authorities and messages of hope to those denied their rights for 54 years. You've helped free political prisoners, stop death sentences and prevent torture. Who needs your help right now?
Last year alone, over 607 people were executed by their government. Many more executions were carried out in secret - including unknown numbers of state-sponsored deaths in China and North Korea.
The death penalty is the ultimate denial of human rights, which is why we're working for an end to its use - everywhere.
Free speech is the right to say whatever you like about whatever you like, whenever you like, right? Wrong.
Free speech is one of our most important rights and one of the most misunderstood. Use your free speech to speak out for those that are denied theirs. But use it responsibly, it is a powerful thing.
The Gulf Kingdom has one of the worst human rights records in the world. Torture, public execution, discrimination, intolerance for free speech, possible war crimes in Yemen – and the list could go on. Dozens of activists remain behind bars, simply for exercising their right to freedom of expression and assembly.
Your government knows a lot about you. It's likely that they are storing your private emails, calls, internet searches, locations, and more. The UK is one of the main culprits.
We have a right to privacy and free speech, which mass surveillance violates. In the wrong hands, our sensitive information can be used against us, and endanger our lives.
North Korea is in a category of its own when it comes to human rights violations. It is a totalitarian state where hundreds of thousands of people are enslaved and tortured.
All forms of freedom of expression are repressed and anyone attempting to assert their rights is crushed.
Over 100,000 men, women and Children have been killed since the crackdown on peaceful protests first began in Syria in March 2011.
In the last three years, barely a week has gone by when the situation in the country has not made the headlines. Find out what we have been doing to try and end the crisis.
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