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What’s been going on this week at Durham Amnesty? The meeting: Florie and Luke prepared a presentation about Guantanamo Bay. Amnesty International has long been critical of US actions there. For more information from the Amnesty website about what goes in at Guantanamo Bay you can click here. The chances that Guantanamo Bay will be…

Editor’s weekly round-up

What’s been going on this week at Durham Amnesty? The meeting: This week Stevie gave a presentation about indigenous rights in Latin America, taking Brazil, Bolivia, Mexico and Peru as case studies. We saw how, although the conditions of indigenous peoples have improved somewhat, their rights are still not being respected. In particular, land rights…

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What’s been going on this week at Durham Amnesty? The meeting: Sophie gave us a presentation about the civil war currently going on in Yemen, and how the UK is implicated in that war through its sale of arms to Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is using UK made arms during air strikes on Yemen, which…

Editor’s weekly round-up

What’s been going on this week at Durham Amnesty? The meeting: Liv gave us a great presentation about refugees. We started out with some general information, and some all important definitions of key words: Asylum seeker: a person who has applied for asylum under the 1951 Refugee Convention on the Status of Refugees Refugee: an…

Editor’s weekly round-up

What’s been going on this week at Durham Amnesty? Actions: This week has been a busy one! Last Saturday we had our fantastic Write for Rights event. Lots of people came to write letters, thank you! On Wednesday we had an action for Amnesty’s Stand Against Hate campaign. We stood outside of the Student Union…

Editor’s weekly round-up

What’s been going on this week at Durham Amnesty? The meeting: Pheobe gave us a presentation about the human rights experiences of women and girls around the world, drawing on her experiences at the G(irls)20 summit that she attended in China last summer. We focused particularly on the issue of early and forced marriage in…

Editor’s weekly round-up

What’s been going on this week at Durham Amnesty? The meeting: Katie gave us an informative talk about how the humanitarian crisis is affecting children in Syria, followed by a very good BBC Panorama documentary which you should definitely watch. Warning though, disturbing images.   We also had a quick look at the website Syria 360.…