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Women on the Front Line of Peace

Women and children are the first casualties of war. Yet, in both war and peace-making efforts, women are often sidelined. Across the spectrum, the contributions women make to peace efforts … Continue reading

April 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Iraq: No Woman is Safe

As the Iraq War marks its eleventh anniversary on 20 March 2014, internal armed conflict in the country continues to spiral out of control and the security risk posed by … Continue reading

March 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Torture in Iraq: One Woman’s Story

This is a guest post by Narmeen Saleh Al Rubaye, who was detained and tortured in Iraq in October 2004 by the US military along with her husband, Shawki Ahmed … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

Omar Khadr: The Road to Justice Starts Here

In the twenty-first century, basic legal rights many take for granted remain almost completely beyond the reach of others. Former Guantánamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr, a 27-year old Canadian who … Continue reading

February 20, 2014 · 3 Comments

Europe: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back on Torture Collusion

At the end of 2012, it looked as though the tide was finally starting to turn on European states that colluded in the CIA’s extralegal “extraordinary rendition” programme when, for … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

“Anatomy of a Disaster”: Privatisation of Court Interpreting Services

 This is an update of an article I wrote last year about the privatisation of foreign language and deaf interpreting services in courts in England and Wales under a framework … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

Europe’s Dirty Secret: Ongoing Torture Collusion

Extraordinary rendition In a statement he made last year, Nils Muižnieks, the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe (CoE), Europe’s 47-member human rights body, called on European … Continue reading

January 21, 2014 · Leave a comment
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