Blogs

5 Jul 2014

Hunger-striking Guantánamo detainees have asked a US court to count them as ‘persons’ with free exercise of religious rights, following a Supreme Court decision extending those rights to a US craft store chain.

4 Jul 2014

Amazon Indians have released a series of desperate statements calling on their governments to put a stop to mining which is destroying their land and threatening their existence.

4 Jul 2014

A surge in arbitrary arrests, detentions, torture and deaths in police custody show a sharp deterioration in human rights in Egypt since President Mohamed Morsi was ousted, says Amnesty.

4 Jul 2014

Carbon Capture Storage could create thousands of jobs across Yorkshire, the Humber and the Tees Valley, the TUC and Carbon Capture Storage Association will say at a regional event in Leeds later today (Friday).

3 Jul 2014

The Methodist Conference has elected the Rev Steve Wild to be President of the Conference in 2015/16, and Dr Jill Barber to be Vice-President.

3 Jul 2014

The death penalty has no place in the 21st century, says UN chief Ban Ki-moon, calling on all States to take concrete steps towards abolishing or no longer practicing this form of punishment.

2 Jul 2014

Quakers in Britain have expressed strong disagreement with the conclusion of the report published by the Trident Commission on 1 July which says the UK should retain its nuclear deterrent.

2 Jul 2014

The survivors of a South American tribe which was decimated during the 1950s and 60s are taking Paraguay’s government to court over the genocide they suffered.

2 Jul 2014

Amnesty has called for those involved in the abduction and killing of three teenage Israelis to be brought to justice while condemning the Israeli authorities’ reaction as unlawful “collective punishment.”