Category Archives: Security with Human Rights

Sri Lanka’s misguided attempt to ‘win the world’

By Steve Crawshaw, Director of Amnesty International’s Office of the Secretary General, who is currently in Colombo Everybody in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, knows all about “CHOGM” – pronounced “choggum”. They speak with enthusiasm, resignation or indignation about the … Continue reading

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Euro 2012 fans escape serious police abuse, but what human rights legacy for Ukraine?

By Max Tucker, Amnesty International’s Ukraine campaigner, in Kyiv Euro 2012 ended on a high in Kyiv Sunday as winners Spain put on a glittering show worthy of the extravagant fireworks display that followed. Ukrainians partied noisily in the streets … Continue reading

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‘Dating Diplomats’: Diary of an arms trade lobbyist

By Alberto Estevez, AI’s Lobbying Coordinator on the Arms Trade Treaty In a vast, windowless conference hall, scores of people in suits sit behind row upon row of desks. Their manner is deadly serious – and rightly so, as they’re … Continue reading

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