It’s two years since the start of the Syrian uprising and then civil war. The rising death toll serves as a constant reminder that what started as a peaceful cry for freedom and dignity has descended into a bloody armed conflict – with devastating consequences. Amnesty International has produced two reports, published today, focusing on…Continue reading Syria: two years on. Between a rock and a hard place.
On Monday, I was privileged to be present as Daw Aung San Suu Kyi took to the stage of the Electric Burma concert in Dublin to accept Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi spoke of the commitment she had made to the cause of human rights and freedom almost a quarter…Continue reading Prisoner of conscience becomes Ambassador of Conscience
Amnesty International charges in a new report (PDF) and campaign that European governments care more about reinforcing their borders than saving lives, and that they often endanger migrants by outsourcing security along their boundaries. Amnesty’s When you don’t exist campaign focuses on the plight of these ‘people on the move’. According to Amnesty: Last year, at…Continue reading Securing Europe’s borders versus saving lives