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Author Archives: Aisha Maniar

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 · Leave a 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

Justice for Myanmar’s Rohingya Minority?

This is a report of the launch of Justice for Rohingya Minority (JFRM) on Wednesday 9 May 2018 at Amnesty International’s Human Rights Action Centre in London. JFRM is a … Continue reading

May 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Iraq Solidarity Month: Looking Back to Move Forward

In a conflict-ridden world, yesterday’s carnage and massacre are quickly consigned to oblivion in the waste bin of history as the conveyor belt moves on. The fifteenth anniversary of the … Continue reading

April 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Theatre Review: We Are The Lions, Mr. Manager!

The summer of 1976 was the hottest the UK has ever experienced since records began. As people sent snaps of their summer holidays off for development, the heat was also … Continue reading

March 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Pain and Shame of Period Poverty

The menstrual cycle is a biological fact of life. Nonetheless, poor public health initiatives and embarrassment mean that periods remain shrouded in myths and stigma. For many women, periods, and … Continue reading

March 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Who Remains at Guantánamo?

Contrary to what is sometimes assumed, Barack Obama did not close the Guantánamo Bay detention facility in January 2010, as he had promised. Instead, on the day that he left … Continue reading

January 5, 2018 · Leave a comment