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on the world: a view on human rights

Spy Cops: Watching Me, Watching You

Once considered the domain of conspiracy theorists and the paranoid, in recent years, a growing body of evidence has emerged on the extent to which the police has been involved … Continue reading

October 11, 2016 · 6 Comments

Crime and Punishment? Prosecutions of Former Guantánamo Prisoners in Europe

All European citizens held at Guantánamo were released by 2005. None were ever prosecuted. Since their return to Europe, however, some have faced persecution and prosecution. Below is an alphabetical … Continue reading

September 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

Europe Turns the Screws on Former Guantánamo Prisoners

The US-run detention centre for “war on terror” prisoners at Guantánamo Bay is truly a collaborative effort; dozens of states worldwide assisted the US in the arrest, detention, torture or … Continue reading

September 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

Big is Better: Court Interpreting Privatisation 2.0

As the current Ministry of Justice Framework Agreement for court interpreting services in England and Wales comes to an end, a reflection on the current situation and the new framework … Continue reading

August 24, 2016 · 2 Comments

Paying the Price of the“Special Relationship” and the Iraq War

On 21 May 2015, Anis Sardar, a 38-year black cab driver from northwest London, became the only person in the United Kingdom to be tried and convicted for involvement in … Continue reading

July 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Former Guantánamo Prisoners Convicted in Belgium

Two former Guantánamo prisoners were convicted in Belgium by the Brussels Criminal Court on Monday, July 18 2016, one on terrorism-related charges. The two men, Moussa Zemmouri, 38, a Belgian … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · 5 Comments

Chaos in Chios: A “Hotspot” of Bother

Refugees Welcome? The year 2015 saw a record 65 million people displaced worldwide. Other records were broken as over one million people fled to Europe by sea, coupled with a … Continue reading

July 14, 2016 · 2 Comments