Author Archives: Helena Scott

Don’t send them back to war

On the island of Lesvos, Greece, Amnesty International’s “When you don’t exist” campaign hosts a week-long action to support the rights of migrants and refugees across the European Union. Here, Livewire shares their blog about Papa Stratis, a Greek orthodox … Continue reading

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Fighting for law and conscience

Year after year, some lawyers in the Russian Federation selflessly fight for the rights of their clients. But the violations against them and their clients do not lessen, and the forms of these violations are increasingly ruthless and blatant. Lawyer … Continue reading

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Art mirrors society for Roma in Europe

By Gabriela Hrabanova, European Roma Grassroots Organization (ERGO) Network, and Fotis Filippou, Campaigner for the Human rights here, Roma rights now campaign for Amnesty International “We wanted to try to find a way to stop racism in the world, because … Continue reading

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Celebrate Roma rights through music

by Jameen Kaur, Amnesty International Campaign Co-ordinator Music has been used to inspire, to reflect the world around us, to celebrate life and to articulate the struggle for human dignity. So when Amnesty International Netherlands decided with Romani musicians to … Continue reading

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