Author Archives: Michelle Kelly

About Michelle Kelly

Michelle Kelly is a Teaching Fellow in the Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York, UK. This blog is produced by students on her Literature and Human Rights MA module.

More voices: Making more noise about human rights

Having emerged on the other side of the 2011 Amnesty International ICM with an extensive global Amnesty family, we should never forget how international we are. The strength of our international relationships within the movement, as well as our partnerships, … Continue reading

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“The future ain’t what it used to be”

Technology and human rights, or human rights and technology? The Amnesty ICM 2011 technology and human rights session opened with an inspirational introduction by Yutaka Ogita, an Amnesty International Japan activist since the 1970s. A handful of others stood up … Continue reading

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“The candle burns much brighter closer to the ground” – impact in the global South

As Amnesty International is preparing to begin helping to empower Brazil and India through human rights activism and actions, so it is necessary to remember why Amnesty needs to move closer to its work in the Global South. Salil Shetty … Continue reading

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