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Category Archives: human rights

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

Money before Morality: Ghassan Kanafani and the Refugee Crisis

Every minute of every day, somewhere on Planet Earth, at least twenty people are forced to flee their homes: people who are forcibly displaced either within (internally displaced persons) or … Continue reading

November 3, 2017 · 1 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

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