Welcome to Human Rights Update

Hello and welcome to this year’s Human Rights Update blog! We’d like to kick off the academic year by saying a huge thank you to everyone who has come along to our meetings so far; we value the input of our members so much and look forward to seeing you all at our future events. Our... Continue Reading →


Amnesty International South-West Regional Conference

Two weeks ago, three committee members and two society members attended Amnesty International’s South-West Regional Conference in Exeter. The conference was attended by other student and public Amnesty groups from all over the South-West and beyond, and several employees and volunteers of the Amnesty headquarters in London. The day started with a fascinating talk by... Continue Reading →

FGC – The Case in Britain

What is FGC? Female Genital Cutting (FGC), also known as female circumcision, or more popularly, as female genital mutilation (FGM) is a practice that consists of removing part of, or the total removal of, the external female genitalia. The World Health Organization has identified four different forms of FGC: Clitoridectomy, which consists of removing the... Continue Reading →

Candlelit Vigil in Support of Refugees

At 7pm on Friday 16th October, Exeter University’s Amnesty International Society, alongside the Oxfam, Unicef, British Red Cross and STAR (Student Action for Refugees) societies, will march from the Forum on campus into Exeter city centre in a gesture of support for and solidarity with the world’s refugees. The vigil will raise awareness in the... Continue Reading →

Understanding Genocide: Justin Jos

Understanding Genocide Naming The Crime: Genocide is the combination of the ancient Greek words “genos” which means race or clan and the Latin suffix “cide” which means killing. Raphael Lemkin came up with this word after the then British Prime Minister Winston Churchill said in his speech, “that this was a crime without a name.”... Continue Reading →

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