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on the world: a view on human rights

Who Benefits from the Privatisation of Public Sector Interpreting? Part I

The wholesale sell-off of public services in the United Kingdom through privatisation is almost complete. Under the guise of providing value for money and increasing efficiency, public services have fallen … Continue reading

September 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Antifascists: A Film Review

2017, Sweden/Greece, documentary directed by Patrik Öberg and Emil Ramos, running time: 75 minutes From Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines to Narendra Modi in India and Donald Trump in the … Continue reading

July 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Deportation with Assurances: Flogging a Dead Horse?

At the end of 2013, a few months after the deportation of Jordanian terrorism suspect Abu Qatada, then Home Secretary Theresa May commissioned David Anderson QC, the independent reviewer of … Continue reading

July 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

New Court Interpreting Contract, Same Old Shambles

The Ministry of Justice published criminal court statistics for England and Wales for the first quarter of 2017 in June. Buried within is the first set of quantitative data on … Continue reading

July 3, 2017 · 12 Comments

28 Days Later… The Rule that Leaves New Refugees in the UK Destitute

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) reports that a record 65.6 million people worldwide became refugees or were displaced in 2016, a figure higher than the entire population of the … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Together We Can: Civil Society Holding the State of Israel to Account

Worldwide, human rights are under attack. From the basic rights to clean water, housing, education and healthcare to freedom of expression, association and the very right to exist, defending human … Continue reading

April 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Who’s Afraid of Airat Vakhitov?

By the time Airat Nasimovich Vakhitov turns 40, he will already have spent a good part of his life on the run, not from justice but the Russian state. His … Continue reading

March 18, 2017 · Leave a comment