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A Significant Blow to Deportation with Assurances

Some things only look better on paper. Take, for example, diplomatic assurances not to torture deported terrorism suspects, given by states that are already bound not to torture as signatories … Continue reading

May 6, 2016 · 1 Comment

Citizenship Deprivation: 21st Century Banishment

In the past few years, citizenship-stripping has become an important weapon in the arsenal of anti-terrorism laws in many western countries. Citizenship is increasingly removed on the basis of conduct … Continue reading

May 4, 2016 · 1 Comment

Up against the Power of the Government: Interview with Nancy Hollander

Nancy Hollander is a US internationally recognised criminal defence lawyer with over 38 years of experience. Her current clients include two Guantánamo Bay prisoners and she is the lead counsel … Continue reading

April 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

Iraq: Another Fine Mess

The cradle of civilisation has become a free for all. Twenty five years after a US-led international coalition of states invaded Iraq in Operation Desert Storm, the situation in Iraq … Continue reading

March 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Interpreters and Detainee Welfare in Immigration Removal Centres (II)

An inability to communicate in English is not a prerequisite for immigration detention: in January 2016, a US Shakespeare scholar was held at Morton Hall IRC for 10 days following … Continue reading

March 11, 2016 · 2 Comments

The London Guantánamo Campaign: The Obama Years (2009-2016)

On 21 January 2010, there were still 198 prisoners at Guantánamo Bay, the date by which Barack Obama was supposed to have closed the detention facility. The 2008 election promise … Continue reading

March 10, 2016 · 2 Comments

Interpreters and Detainee Welfare in Immigration Removal Centres (I)

On any given day of the year, around 3000 foreign national men, women and children are locked up in immigration detention facilities across the UK. In spite of the punitive … Continue reading

March 9, 2016 · 2 Comments
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