Plans for Human Rights Act to be scrapped in UK

Currently the UK is legally bound via the 1998 Human Rights Act to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). That however is about to change. What we currently have in place has three main effects. These are as follows: 1. It incorporates the rights set out in the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) … Read more

Take Action: Two Sisters to be raped as punishment – Please demand justice

UPDATE (8th Sept) – The claim that the two sisters were sentenced to be raped appears to be false, so you can ignore this petition – my apologies. Here is an Amnesty International petition for you to sign – Please do not skip this, international attention truly does get results. I’ve lifted the following directly from … Read more

Human Rights Violations continue in Sudan

Amnesty International reports that the campaign against women and minorities in the Sudan continues unabated. We all perhaps remember the case from about one year ago of Meriam Ibrahim, the young pregnant woman sentenced to die when she refused to renounce her Christian faith, but that was not an isolated case, but rather one of many. On … Read more

Sudan: Pregnant mother sentenced to hang for her beliefs. Act now for Meriam

Yesterday, I blogged about how Meriam Ibrahim sits on death row in Sudan for the “crime” of getting married to a non-Muslim, and now we have an update. Today Amnesty International UK has an action campaign rolling … Yes, you can now take some action here that can potentially make a real difference. Take Action – Go here, then click Take … Read more

NI inquiry needs legal teeth to investigate child abuse

Amnesty International has issued a warning that a Northern Ireland government-led investigation into clerical child abuse may fail. Why? The problem is that within its annual global report on human rights, Amnesty has highlighted problems with the terms of the inquiry’s reference. “In September, the Northern Ireland executive announced proposals for the establishment of an … Read more

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