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Author Archives: Aisha Maniar

The Language Barrier: Is The Trump Administration Building a Language Wall to Further Thwart Migrant Rights?

Over 350 different languages are spoken in the USA. Although the majority of US citizens and residents speak only English, 64 million people report speaking another language at home. Around … Continue reading

August 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Where is The Privatisation of Court Interpreting Heading?

On an average day, the services of professional spoken (foreign) and unspoken (deaf spectrum) language interpreters are required in over 600 civil and criminal cases heard before the courts and … Continue reading

July 18, 2019 · 1 Comment

5 Years of Hate in India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is currently seeking re-election as the world’s largest democracy goes to the ballot boxes on 11 April to 19 May. Emulating his “Gujarat model” at … Continue reading

April 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

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 · 3 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