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Category Archives: human rights

Iraq is the New Guantánamo

Then In the years following 9/11 and the start of the war in Afghanistan in October 2001, over 50,000 men, women and children were detained in Afghanistan by the US … Continue reading

February 5, 2020 · Leave a comment

Guantánamo is Not Going Anywhere under Trump

There were 41 prisoners held at the Guantánamo Bay detention facility on the day that Donald Trump became US president in January 2017. That number has since fallen by one, … Continue reading

January 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

Citizenship Deprivation: Punishment without Due Process

The end of the second decade of the twenty first century bears some resemblance to the start of this millennium. The CIA remains embroiled in war crimes in Afghanistan, endless … Continue reading

November 13, 2019 · 4 Comments

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