Author Archives: Amnesty International Blogger

WIRE – Passionate about human rights

In WIRE November/December, find out how a grassroots idea became a global force for change. Join in the world’s largest human rights event – Write for Rights 2012 – from 7-16 December. Meet the people we’re taking action for this … Continue reading

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Bosnia’s war crimes should haunt Europe

By Steve Crawshaw, Director of the Office of the Secretary-General at Amnesty International. Twenty years ago on 6 April 1992, gunmen opened fire on a peace protest in Sarajevo. Five people died that day. There was a terrible sense of … Continue reading

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‘I am because you are’ – the first ever UN panel on sexual orientation and gender identity

By Emily Gray, Amnesty International’s researcher on sexual orientation and gender identity. On 7 March 2012, sitting in the Human Rights Council in Geneva, under Barcelò’s oceanic dome, I was excited, and a little apprehensive, to be witness to the … Continue reading

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Palestinian prisoner of conscience on trial for defending right to protest

By Amnesty International’s Israel/OPT/PA Campaigner It’s a year since Bassem Tamimi was arrested by the Israeli army for organizing non-violent protests against the expansion of illegal Israeli settlements on land belonging to his village. The 44-year-old father of three lives … Continue reading

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