one small window…

on the world: a view on human rights

Saving Prisoner 650: Dr Aafia Siddiqui

Women and children are also prisoners of the US-led “war on terror”. In March 2003, Pakistani neuroscientist Dr Aafia Siddiqui and her three young children “disappeared” in Karachi, on their … Continue reading

November 6, 2016 · 1 Comment

Rafael Braga: The Crime of Being Poor and Black in Brazil

The corporate sports circus has packed its bags and left town. For one Rio de Janeiro resident, the exigencies of international sports tournaments have exacted a hefty price on his … Continue reading

October 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

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 · 3 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