Amnesty International Response to Chilcot Report

In response to today’s publication of the Iraq Inquiry, Sir John Chilcot’s much-awaited report on the UK’s involvement in the 2003 Iraq war, Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International said: “In the lead-up to the invasion, Amnesty International urged that the potentially grave consequences of military action be carefully assessed. And on the eve of…

Iran: Free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

On Thursday evening a candlelight vigil outside the Senedd was held to highlight the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 37 year old British-Iranian charity worker. After a holiday visiting her family in Iran, she was detained on the 3rd April by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. She has been transferred to an unknown location and held in…

LISTEN: Neezo Dahan and Richard Eynon on Refugee Work

Leading up to our Special Panel Event on Refugees, Richard Eynon and Neezo Dahan were interviewed by BBC Radio Wales on their work. You can listen to the interview by following this link (interview starts at 56 minutes).

EVENT: Special Panel on Refugees

On Monday 13th June Amnesty Cardiff is hosting a special panel on refugees to discuss what we can do to help refugees in their search for safety. We are delighted to welcome a range of speakers to speak about what can de done locally or further afield to support refugees. The event will take place…

Public Statement on the Case of Des Warren

Amnesty International supports efforts by the Shrewsbury 24 Campaign to seek the disclosure of all government documents relevant to the case and calls on the Criminal Cases Review Commission to give serious consideration to referring the convictions of Des Warren and Ricky Tomlinson for appeal.   Dennis (Des) Warren (1937-2004), was a construction worker and…

Appeal on behalf of Asylum Justice Cardiff

The following post is on behalf of Asylum Justice Cardiff, and originally posted by WalesOnline; An emergency appeal is being launched by a Cardiff charity which provides legal aid to asylum seekers living in South Wales. Asylum Justice provides services to people living in Cardiff, Newport and Swansea who in danger of returning to their country of birth and facing war…

What has the ECHR ever done for us?

After Theresa May says Britain should leave the European convention on human rights, Patrick Stewart, Adrian Scarborough and Sarah Solemani expose the problems in the  plan for a UK bill of rights. This satirical take on the classic Monty Python sketch asks ‘what has the European Convention on Human Rights ever done for us?’ Apart…

Take Action: Put Rights at the Heart of the Welsh Election

  Amnesty Cardiff Group have worked with Amnesty International UK and groups across Wales to create a campaign pressuring candidates for the upcoming Assembly election to pledge to help keep the Human Rights Act. As Wales elects its new National Assembly, we want to make sure that candidates know how their constituents feel when it…