Blood Diamonds Campus Campaign: Wednesday 16th Oct

Amnesty International Society's first campaign of the term is raising awareness of the ongoing consumption of diamonds whose sources could have been from zones that allow the trade to fuel conflict, civil war and human rights abuses. Although a charitable organisation has been set up to combat these problems (The Kimberley Process), it is not... Continue Reading →

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Exeter University Fresher’s Week September 2013 – What’s going on (so far!)…

Freshers week: 16th-22nd September 2013 Tuesday 17th: 'Get involved with Campaigning and Volunteering' -- Collaborative event with other volunteering and campaign societies Afternoon tea 2-5pm at Queens Cafe Thursday 19th: Film screening with an informal debate/discussion (and cake!) in Queens Building, LT1 Saturday 21st: Exmouth Beach Trip (meet 11am at Cornwall House) Sunday 22nd: Freshers Fair  Contact exeterhumanrightsupdate@gmail.com... Continue Reading →

A BIG welcome to our NEW committee!

Last Thursday the results of this year's elections were announced, and our new committee is as follows: President - Jenny Spring Vice President - Charlie Mackay Campaigns Officer - Charlie Littlewood Fundraising Officers - Natalie Ward and Caitlin Austin HRU Editors - Natasha Yorke-Edgell and Sophie Lewis Treasurer - Becca Stewart Secretary - Heather Bruck... Continue Reading →

The Arms Trade Treaty: the Last Stand

What if there was a way to dramatically reduce armed violence, conflict and civil unrest, violations of international law, abuses of children's rights, civilian casualties, humanitarian crises and missed social and economic opportunities? According to a report by United Nations  Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, all of these problems could be combatted if the multi-billion-pound market... Continue Reading →

Vote for your next committee!

Aaaaand here are the candidates for next year's Amnesty International committee! Remember to come to the meeting on Wednesday 20 March to vote, and our Give a Damn Dinner on Thursday 21 March for the results! President: Charlie Mackay “It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.”- Peter Benenson When the founder... Continue Reading →

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