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on the world: a view on human rights

Child Labour: A Growth Sector in a Financial Crisis

The number of children engaged in child labour around the world fell by 94 million in the past two decades. This positive achievement represents significant efforts by governments, international organisations … Continue reading

June 30, 2020 · 1 Comment

Refugees: The New “One Percent”

In early April 2020, 3.9 billion people, more than half of Earth’s population, were subject to some form of lockdown related to the Covid19 coronavirus pandemic. The public health crisis … Continue reading

June 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

Iraq is the New Guantánamo

Then In the years following 9/11 and the start of the war in Afghanistan in October 2001, over 50,000 men, women and children were detained in Afghanistan by the US … Continue reading

February 5, 2020 · Leave a comment

Guantánamo is Not Going Anywhere under Trump

There were 41 prisoners held at the Guantánamo Bay detention facility on the day that Donald Trump became US president in January 2017. That number has since fallen by one, … Continue reading

January 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

Court Interpreting Contract Extended to 2021

A decade of privatisation and cuts to the justice system have inflicted a heavy toll on access to and the administration of justice in England and Wales, from the closure … Continue reading

November 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Citizenship Deprivation: Punishment without Due Process

The end of the second decade of the twenty first century bears some resemblance to the start of this millennium. The CIA remains embroiled in war crimes in Afghanistan, endless … Continue reading

November 13, 2019 · 4 Comments

The Language Barrier: Is The Trump Administration Building a Language Wall to Further Thwart Migrant Rights?

Over 350 different languages are spoken in the USA. Although the majority of US citizens and residents speak only English, 64 million people report speaking another language at home. Around … Continue reading

August 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Where is The Privatisation of Court Interpreting Heading?

On an average day, the services of professional spoken (foreign) and unspoken (deaf spectrum) language interpreters are required in over 600 civil and criminal cases heard before the courts and … Continue reading

July 18, 2019 · 2 Comments

5 Years of Hate in India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is currently seeking re-election as the world’s largest democracy goes to the ballot boxes on 11 April to 19 May. Emulating his “Gujarat model” at … Continue reading

April 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

The global housing crisis: a crisis in access to justice?

Review of recent UN report on the global crisis in access to adequate housing as “a global crisis in access to justice for the right to housing” and how this … Continue reading

March 27, 2019 · Leave a comment