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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 · Leave a 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

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 · 4 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
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