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on the world: a view on human rights

28 Days Later… The Rule that Leaves New Refugees in the UK Destitute

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) reports that a record 65.6 million people worldwide became refugees or were displaced in 2016, a figure higher than the entire population of the … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Together We Can: Civil Society Holding the State of Israel to Account

Worldwide, human rights are under attack. From the basic rights to clean water, housing, education and healthcare to freedom of expression, association and the very right to exist, defending human … Continue reading

April 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Who’s Afraid of Airat Vakhitov?

By the time Airat Nasimovich Vakhitov turns 40, he will already have spent a good part of his life on the run, not from justice but the Russian state. His … Continue reading

March 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Adequate Housing: Global Financial Institutions Hold the World to Ransom

In corporate finance, the world resembles the classic board game Monopoly, where players trade in and develop properties, demand rents and aim to bankrupt others. The players in this game … Continue reading

March 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

What Does the Trump Presidency Mean for Resistance in South Asia?

Before there was Donald Trump, there was Narendra Modi, India’s polarising extreme right-wing premier. “Modi was Trump before Trump became who he is”, stated Kashmiri novelist Mirza Waheed at a … Continue reading

February 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Obama’s Real Legacy at Guantánamo

As Barack Obama’s second term as US president comes to an end, much has been said and written about his achievements, or in the case of the Guantánamo Bay prison … Continue reading

January 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Deporting EU Rough Sleepers to Prevent Homelessness?

Homelessness and adequate housing are global crises of the twenty first century. The obvious manifestation of this is rough sleeping. According to the latest UK government statistics*, 3569 rough sleepers … Continue reading

January 17, 2017 · 5 Comments