Author Archives: gcrossing

Effective Arms Trade Treaty? It’s all in the scope

By Oliver Sprague, Programme Director Arms, Amnesty International UK, writing from the Arms Trade Treaty negotiations in New York It is self evident that to control the arms trade you have to control the things that kill, maim and brutalize … Continue reading

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Facing intimidation in the fight for human rights in Russia

By Friederike Behr, Russia researcher for Amnesty International Stanislav Dmitrievskii is a veteran human rights defender and political activist from Nizhnii Novgorod, a town East of Moscow. During recent months he has actively participated in numerous demonstrations for the right … Continue reading

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“We’d like a place to stay” – Milan’s Roma face eviction

By Matteo de Bellis, Europe Campaigner at Amnesty International “We know we have to leave because of the construction works, but they should give us a place to go, not just leave us in the street.” Giovanni speaks to me … Continue reading

Posted in Demand Dignity, Human Rights Defenders and Activists, International Organizations, Italy, Racial Discrimination, Romania, Slums/Housing | 8 Comments

Usmonov fighting for press freedom in Tajikistan from behind bars

GUEST BLOG: By a friend and colleague of imprisoned BBC reporter Urunboy Usmonov The BBC reporter in Tajikistan, Urunboy Usmonov, has turned down a government offer of freedom in exchange for accepting that he has links with a radical Islamic … Continue reading

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Human rights live here – stopping forced evictions worldwide

By Meghna Abraham, Head of the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Team at Amnesty International You come home in the evening, after a long day’s work. Your children are sitting at a table, finishing their homework. Suddenly, some government officials … Continue reading

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