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on the world: a view on human rights

French until Proven Terrorist

In the wake of a wave of attacks in the French capital on the evening of 13 November that killed 129 people and injured over 350 others, the French president … Continue reading

November 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Modi Express Should Not Stop in Britain

A senior Foreign Office official recently admitted that human rights are no longer a “top priority” for the British government. In practice, commercial and trade interests have nearly always trumped … Continue reading

October 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

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 · 1 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

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