Campaigns

Asylum and Refugees: Amnesty International’s goal is to bring about a fair and humane asylum system. We attempt to achieve that goal in a number of ways – carrying out research into aspects of asylum policy and practice, developing proposals for improving those policies and practices, and then promoting our proposals with the Government, MPs and other influential audiences.

Death Penalty: The death penalty is the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment. It violates the right to life. It is irrevocable and can be inflicted on the innocent. It has never been shown to deter crime more effectively than other punishments. As an organisation dedicated to the protection and promotion of human rights, Amnesty International works for an end to executions and the abolition of the death penalty everywhere.

Burma: Campaigning for human rights in Burma.

Womens Campaigns: My body my rights: There are many rights that are routinely denied to women and girls, just because of their sex.

Trafficking

Middle East

North Africa

West & Central Africa

LGBTI: It is still a crime to be gay in at least 78 countries. We are working to end discrimination.

Latin America

Stop Torture Campaign: You can find out more about Amnesty’s new campaign which launched in May 2014 here: https://www.amnesty.org.uk/actions/stop-torture-start-now

Elections Political Co-ordinator: Liaison with local MPs, MEPs and councillors. Still vacant if any member would be interested in doing this.

Individuals at risk: Specific cases of individuals whose human rights are being violated and need urgent action to be taken. Still vacant if any member would be interested in doing this.



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