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on the world: a view on human rights

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

Could Your Mosque (Other Religious/Community Space) Offer Shelter to the Homeless this Winter?

One in five adults and one in four children, or fourteen million people in the UK live in poverty. Rising rents, fewer state benefits and public service cuts, coupled with … Continue reading

September 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Can You Hear Us? Interpreters and Detainee Welfare in Immigration Removal Centres

The United Kingdom has one of the largest immigration detention estates in Europe. While detention is punitive in nature, the measure itself is administrative and not criminal, for the non-offence … Continue reading

September 23, 2018 · 2 Comments

Gimme Shelter! Mass Removals of Asylum Seekers from Europe (Part II: Iraq)

Many of the problems faced by Afghans being deported are also faced by Iraqis asylum seekers in Europe. They are often sent to a country they barely know, if at … Continue reading

July 29, 2018 · 2 Comments

Gimme Shelter! Mass Removals of Asylum Seekers from Europe (Part I: Afghanistan)

The current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, now both beyond their fifteen year, are the enduring conflicts of the twenty first century. The latest UN figures for civilian casualties in … Continue reading

July 26, 2018 · 1 Comment

A Breakdown in Communication: Court Interpreting Privatisation

Almost seven years have passed since the privatisation of the provision of foreign language and deaf and hearing impaired court interpreting services across England and Wales. On the premise of … Continue reading

July 9, 2018 · 1 Comment

Gina Haspel Is Only The Start of the Conversation on CIA Torture

In 2002, as part of the CIA’s extraordinary rendition programme, agent Gina Haspel ran a secret CIA torture prison in Thailand; torture methods at the site included waterboarding, which she … Continue reading

May 18, 2018 · Leave a comment