No Women, No Peace: Women’s Rights in Afghanistan

Having voted to make women's rights our next campaign topic, we were going to focus on maternal health rights in Ghana and Sierra Leone and help ensure that the the UK government's promises to maintain its development fund are kept. But then we went to the Student Conference, and there was a change of plan. Women's rights... Continue Reading →

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Human Rights Or Cultural Imperialism?

This week our Amnesty society decided to take a step back and address the question we are frequently asked – what right do we have to make a judgement or interfere in the way other cultures function? 15 year old Malala Yousufzai was shot in the head by the Taliban on October 9th in north-western Pakistan, whilst... Continue Reading →

Challenges to the absolute ban on torture in the 21st Century: a brief outline of the UK Government’s use of the ‘Memorandum of Understanding’

The European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) was signed after World War II in 1953. Europe was in ruins, and crimes of humanity had led to calls for a document that set in stone new levels of human rights protection. Article 3 recognises positive and negative duties on states to protect an individual’s fundamental right... Continue Reading →

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