on the world: a view on human rights
The arrangement of articles between 2007 (possibly earlier) and 2011 is still a work in progress, hence it is incomplete and follows the complete archive from 2012-2014:
Omar Khadr and the Validity of Guantanamo Military Commissions
Language testing of asylum claimants: a flawed approach
The Trials of Alleged Tween Terrorist Omar Khadr of Canada
Military Commissions: Deferring the Inevitable at Guantanamo
On Britain’s use of torture
Exile from the CIS: when persecution crosses borders
American Abu Ghraib Prisoner “Disappears” [“Disappearance” of Shawki Ahmed Omar]
Out of the Guantanamo frying pan into the Russian fire
A Fate Worse Than Guantanamo? [10 years since release of 7 Russian nationals, including Rasul Kudaev]
Lost in privatisation: Capita, court interpreting services and fair trial rights
Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place: US Must Ensure Safety Upon Release for Guantánamo Prisoners
Comment | The Hunger Games: Riding Roughshod over Human Rights and Human Dignity
Should Britain Offer Asylum to Afghan Interpreters who Served Its Forces?
American Prisoner Marks Ninth Year in Iraqi Jail
Nine Years of Injustice for American Prisoner in Iraq
Time for accountability: Europe’s role in extraordinary rendition
Special Report | The UK’s invitation to Narendra Modi is an endorsement of human rights abuses
Special Report | American Hunger Strikes [at Guantánamo Bay and in California]
Analysis | Boxed in: Solitary Confinement in US Prisons
Threats facing asylum seekers from the Russian Federation in the EU
Special Report | From Russia (and the US) with Love – update on the case of Rasul Kudaev
Off the Menu: Guantánamo Bay Hunger Strike
Special Report | Hunger strike at Guantánamo enters critical stage
Show me the money: Can human rights offer an alternative discourse of resistance to austerity?
Secret Courts in Britain: Blink and They’ll Be a Reality
Shambolic and unworkable: outsourcing of court interpreting services
Gitmore: ‘US Exports Guantanamos Across Planet’
Aisha Maniar speaks to Russia Today about the 11th anniversary of Guantánamo Bay
Plastic Bullets: Fuel for Racial Tensions?
Prompted by fears that during last summer’s riots, British police forces were preparing to use plastic bullets, activists from Tottenham joined members of parliament and a delegation from the North of Ireland at a recent Westminster press conference to denounce their deployment…
The UN Convention Against Torture: 25 and Rendered Numb
Yesterday was the twenty-fifth anniversary of the UN Convention Against Torture, one of the most significant international efforts to halt obscene coercive practices. But while progress has been made, stories of unsanctioned techniques carried out in secret provide testimony of what is still to be done…
Halt Extraditions to the US demo, 23 June
Several hundred people joined a demonstration outside Downing Street on Saturday afternoon calling for an end to the extradition of British citizens to the United States under the one-sided Extradition Act 2003. (Video and picture reportage of demonstration against extradition to the US of Babar Ahmad, Gary McKinnon, Talha Ahsan and Richard O’Dwyer).
Justice for Sale: Chaos in the Courts
At the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), “privatisation” seems to equate nicely with “efficient public services”. From private-run jails to forensic services, the justice system is up for grabs, without mention of the government’s current plans for secret courts or the Legal Aid bill working its way through parliament right now.
Last summer, legal interpreting services joined the fray, when in August a framework agreement was signed between the MoJ and Applied Language Solutions Ltd (ALS), a private language service provider, to cover courts, the Crown Prosecution Service, prisons and the police….
17 November: Drone warfare
Gaming enthusiasts are often accused of having a distorted perception of reality and blurring the distinction between the virtual and the real. But what if your military day job consists of doing what seems like playing a computer game, while picking off real targets? Where bombs guided by you from a safe distance really “splat” kids on the streets of Kabul, Gaza and Mogadishu? Welcome to the very real world of drone warfare.
2 November: Justice and Security Green Paper
Closed courts and secret evidence: Britain’s own Guantanamo Bay
The government is attempting to further shield itself from those seeking to obtain secret intelligence. Proposals contained in a new consultation green paper threaten to compromise the British system of open justice and the right to a fair trial.
20 March: Bradley Manning
A demonstration was held outside the US Embassy in London today in solidarity with alleged Wikileaks whistle-blower Bradley Manning as part of a day of action around the world, including in the US and other parts of the Europe and the UK. Around 80 people attended.
17 February: Libya solidarity
With protests spreading to Bahrain, Algeria, Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East, Libya joined the fray this week with a planned “day of rage” on 17 February. A solidarity demonstration was held in London outside the Libyan Embassy as well as a pro-regime demonstration at the same time.