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Apr 8 2021 5:44PM
Scottish Elections: Human + Digital Rights Hustings

Amnesty Scotland has been engaging with several political parties about our priorities for the next Parliament ahead of the Scottish elections next month. We would like to invite you to join us for a live-streamed candidate hustings...

Scotland: Holyrood has opportunity to be world leader with new human rights law

Human rights for all

Scottish Government commits to four international human rights treaties to protect the rights of disabled people, black and ethnic minority people, women and economic, social and cultural rights ‘We welcome these recommendations and look forward to ensuring the strongest possible human rights protections for everyone in Scotland’ - Naomi McAuliffe Responding to the Scottish Government’s commitment to introduce a new human rights Bill which will apply recommendations from the National Taskforce on Human Rights Leadership report including incorporating four international human rights treaties

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Dec 6 2019 1:41PM
The Time is Now

This is a guest blog by our Scotland Speaker Coordinator, Alex Mackenzie Recently, more than any other time, I have felt deflated by the reporting on the climate crisis. The UN warned of a “bleak”future as the carbon emissions gap...

Sep 19 2019 2:24PM
Striking to save our islands

This is a guest blog from Amnesty activist Méabh Mackenzie who lives in South Uist in the Western Isles. On Friday 15th March, Méabh and her fellow pupils at Daliburgh School went on strike to highlight the climate crisis for their own...

Aug 28 2019 3:54PM
We Are All Born Free

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) sets out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of children (defined as under 18 year olds) and is a particularly important piece of international law...

Aug 27 2019 3:21PM
Imprisoned Writers 2019

Since 1997, Amnesty International in Scotland has shared the voices of writers whose human rights have been compromised - because they have been imprisoned, exiled or executed for exercising their freedom of expression; because they...

Aug 21 2019 10:31AM
Making an activist

This is the speech Davie Donaldson made at the 2019 Amnesty Scotland Festival Reception ‘Why did I become an activist?’ It’s a good question, and one that I was asked before speaking to an Amnesty International audience at the...

Jul 31 2019 10:59AM
The march of Pride on the road to justice

This is a guest blog by Amnesty Scotland volunteer Maneeya Saributh You know it is Pride season when rainbow flags appear to gracefully wave from buildings, shops, transport and other unexpected places; that’s if you’re lucky enough to...

Jul 1 2019 11:48AM
Cycle Against Torture

This is a guest post from Moira Dunworth, a member of the Edinburgh group of Freedom from Torture. Freedom from Torture is the only UK-based human rights organisation dedicated to the treatment and rehabilitation of torture survivors...

Jun 27 2019 11:59AM
Fifty years after Stonewall riots: Pride, protest and a hunger for equality

To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall riots this weekend, Amnesty Scotland are sharing this blog post written by Caroline Courtney, who works as a digital campaigner at the Amnesty International Secretariat. Fifty years ago...

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