Category - UK government

  • April 4, 2016

    This year has seen Saudi Arabia execute 82 people so far, according to new research by the international human rights organisation Reprieve – which suggests the Kingdom is on course to behead twice as many prisoners as last year.

  • March 28, 2016

    In the year since the Saudi-led bombardment of Yemen began, thousands of Yemeni civilians have died and millions have been left without access to vital infrastructure, clean water or electricity.

  • March 22, 2016

    The UK government is providing funding to help train Ethiopian security forces, despite evidence of their involvement in the kidnap and rendition of a British man who is now held under sentence of death.

  • March 18, 2016

    David Cameron has intervened twice to secure UK access to a Briton who was kidnapped by Ethiopian forces in 2014, it has emerged, amid Foreign Office concerns that there has been “no substantive progress” on the case.

  • March 15, 2016

    David Cameron has been urged to intervene with Saudi Arabia to prevent the execution of three Saudi juveniles, after reports suggested their sentences may soon be carried out.

  • March 15, 2016

    Law firm Leigh Day, representing Campaign Against Arms Trade, has begun formal legal action in the High Court to challenge the government's decision to export arms to Saudi Arabia. This follows increasing evidence that Saudi forces are violating international humanitarian law in Yemen.

  • March 2, 2016

    The Government published its Investigatory Powers Bill yesterday – just three weeks after three parliamentary committees recommended more than 120 major changes to the draft legislation.

  • February 27, 2016

    Campaign Against Arms Trade has welcomed the European Parliament's vote to support an arms embargo against Saudi Arabia. The amendment was passed by 359 votes to 212, with 31 abstentions.

  • February 25, 2016

    Amnesty International has warned the UK is setting a dangerous precedent to the world by undermining human rights on a number of fronts, in its annual report on the state of the world’s human rights published yesterday.

  • February 23, 2016

    UK companies, including BT and Vodafone, may be getting away with human rights abuses abroad because the government’s system of handling complaints against them is grossly inadequate, Amnesty International UK has warned in a new report.