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on the world: a view on human rights

10 Years of Deportation with Assurances: A National Security Imperative?

Buried in the basement of Field House, off Chancery Lane in London, where the Upper Tribunal hears asylum and immigration appeals, is the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC), a special … Continue reading

September 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Obama closed Bagram, so why not Guantánamo?

With less than 18 months before the end of Barack Obama’s term as US president, the question of whether or not he will be able to keep his key election … Continue reading

August 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

The World Cup Riot That Never Was

On 13 July 2014, all eyes were on the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as millions of people worldwide watched Germany beat Argentina 1-0 in the FIFA World … Continue reading

July 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Immigration Detention: Building Our Own Guantánamos

Some are more equal than others. According to the mainstream media, the small number of Caucasian males held prisoner by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group … Continue reading

June 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Truth Tellers: Supporting Whistleblowers

“In a time of universal deceit — telling the truth is a revolutionary act”, so the saying goes, particularly when governments go to increasingly desperate lengths to keep their activities … Continue reading

June 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Primary Concerns: Palestinian Medical Delegation Visits the UK

This article is jointly written with Dr Jamila Sherif* The right to health is a basic and fundamental human right. In developed countries, the first point of contact with the … Continue reading

April 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Privatisation: A New Tool to Hamper War Crimes Prosecutions

In international law, war crimes and crimes against humanity, such as torture, are considered so heinous that they fall under universal jurisdiction and can be prosecuted anywhere. Bringing foreign war … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

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