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Adequate Housing: Global Financial Institutions Hold the World to Ransom

In corporate finance, the world resembles the classic board game Monopoly, where players trade in and develop properties, demand rents and aim to bankrupt others. The players in this game … Continue reading

March 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Crime and Punishment? Prosecutions of Former Guantánamo Prisoners in Europe

All European citizens held at Guantánamo were released by 2005. None were ever prosecuted. Since their return to Europe, however, some have faced persecution and prosecution. Below is an alphabetical … Continue reading

September 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

Europe Turns the Screws on Former Guantánamo Prisoners

The US-run detention centre for “war on terror” prisoners at Guantánamo Bay is truly a collaborative effort; dozens of states worldwide assisted the US in the arrest, detention, torture or … Continue reading

September 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

The London Guantánamo Campaign: The Bush Years (2006-2009)

This is the story of how ordinary everyday people make a difference to the world around them. I set up the London Guantánamo Campaign (LGC) in 2006 with the family … Continue reading

January 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

French Aid Worker Detained in Bangladesh for Helping Persecuted Rohingya

On 19 December 2015, 28-year old French aid worker Moussa Ibn Yacoub (born Puemo Tchantchuing, but known by the name he adopted upon  conversion to the Islamic faith) was arrested … Continue reading

December 28, 2015 · Leave a comment