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Jun 15 2018 2:19PM
Brexit: The day politicians left our human rights protections behind
Politicians have voted to take away the EU Charter of Rights after Brexit - this is a serious step backwards for human rights in the UK.
Jun 14 2018 11:13PM
Why we need to talk about caste
Hey! Did you see that article the other day about caste? Shocking right?! Hi! Article about what sorry? What is caste? Caste is a social hierarchy. A very extreme social hierarchy. The caste you are born into decides your job, role in...
Jun 7 2018 4:54PM
It’s time for politicians to vote for human rights
Human rights protections are used daily to defend people’s freedom. Now it’s time for politicians to vote for human rights.
Jun 6 2018 10:11AM
Planning for Pride 2018
Pride is an important part of our calendar. In Scotland we’re helping Amnesty’s local groups coordinate attendance at as many Prides as possible to raise awareness of the human rights implications of failures to respect LGBTI people’s...

Syria: US-led Coalition's aerial attacks in Raqqa killed hundreds of civilians - new report

The devastation in the city is as bad as any Amnesty has seen in decades of covering conflicts around the world © Amnesty International
First-hand investigations in the destroyed city reveal extent of civilian casualties, as Coalition’s ‘war of annihilation’ decimated extended families and neighbourhoods ‘On the ground in Raqqa we witnessed a level of destruction comparable to anything we’ve seen in decades of covering the impact of wars’ - Donatella Rovera City was blitzed but ISIS fighters were allowed safe passage out of Raqqa in deal with Coalition and Kurdish forces UK carried out 215 airstrikes but claims it killed no civilians ‘The UK needs to come clean over its role in this carnage’ - Kate Allen US-led Coalition force

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Hong Kong: 'landmark' same-sex legal case due in court on Monday

QT's case is seen as a test of Hong Kong's respect for LGBTI rights © Amnesty International
Government appeal against visa for same-sex partners a test case for LGBTI equality ‘QT’ and her partner already have UK civil partnership but she is denied dependant visa status in Hong Kong The discrimination LGBTI people face in Hong Kong will come under the spotlight on Monday (4 June) when the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal hears the same-sex visa case of “QT”. “QT”, as she is known in court, came to Hong Kong with her partner in 2011 but was denied a dependant visa despite the pair having entered a civil partnership in the United Kingdom. Last September, a lower appeal court in Hong Kon

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The way out of the Gangs Matrix crisis

Community Leader Stafford Scott, at the launch of the Tottenham Defence Campaign, at North London Community House in Tottenham. October 2011
Community Leader Stafford Scott, at the launch of the Tottenham Defence Campaign, at North London Community House in Tottenham. October 2011 © PA Images

For veteran community campaigner Stafford Scott, our report on the Met’s Gangs Matrix brings a welcome independent overview to a secretive and racialised process – and a chance to change the narrative. He tells how being on the matrix damages the lives of already disadvantaged young blacks.

Scrap the Gangs Matrix

Becky Clarke and Patrick Williams
In 2016 Becky Clarke and colleague Patrick Williams published a study examining the process of criminalistion that contribute to unequal outcomes for young black, Asian and miniority ethnic people © Manchester Metropolitan University

In recent years, criminologist Becky Clarke’s work has highlighted serious racial disparities in the criminal justice system. She welcomes our report and calls for the Gangs Matrix and other similar policing tools to be scrapped.

Britain’s shame - 70 years after Windrush

Immigrants to Britain from the West Indies queuing up on arrival at Southampton holding documents.
Immigrants to Britain from the West Indies queuing up on arrival at Southampton holding documents 27 May 1956 © Getty Images

Our government has finally acknowledged the appalling injustice done to Commonwealth citizens and their children who arrived in the UK decades ago. To ensure we don’t inflict such humiliation and injury in future, we must understand the causes of the present scandal. Steve Valdez-Symonds, our programme director for refugee and migrant rights, explains.

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