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on the world: a view on human rights

The Wrong Way to Interpret Justice

The right to know the case against you, in a language you understand, as part of fair trial proceedings is enshrined in the English common law and guaranteed under Article … Continue reading

January 29, 2016 · 3 Comments

The President Who Will Not Close Guantánamo

By the time Barack Obama became president of the United States in 2009, two-thirds of the prisoners at Guantánamo Bay had already been released by George Bush. With 242 remaining, … Continue reading

January 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

The London Guantánamo Campaign: The Bush Years (2006-2009)

This is the story of how ordinary everyday people make a difference to the world around them. I set up the London Guantánamo Campaign (LGC) in 2006 with the family … Continue reading

January 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

French Aid Worker Detained in Bangladesh for Helping Persecuted Rohingya

On 19 December 2015, 28-year old French aid worker Moussa Ibn Yacoub (born Puemo Tchantchuing, but known by the name he adopted upon  conversion to the Islamic faith) was arrested … Continue reading

December 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

We Tortured Some Folks Too

Torture has been a fairly consistent feature of British foreign policy since the colonial era, in Northern Ireland, and currently in the neo-colonial policies of the so-called war on terror. … Continue reading

December 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

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
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