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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

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

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

Who Benefits from the Privatisation of Public Sector Interpreting? Part I

The wholesale sell-off of public services in the United Kingdom through privatisation is almost complete. Under the guise of providing value for money and increasing efficiency, public services have fallen … Continue reading

September 22, 2017 · 2 Comments

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

The Modi Express Should Not Stop in Britain

A senior Foreign Office official recently admitted that human rights are no longer a “top priority” for the British government. In practice, commercial and trade interests have nearly always trumped … Continue reading

October 15, 2015 · 2 Comments

Obama closed Bagram, so why not Guantánamo?

With less than 18 months before the end of Barack Obama’s term as US president, the question of whether or not he will be able to keep his key election … Continue reading

August 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

Immigration Detention: Building Our Own Guantánamos

Some are more equal than others. According to the mainstream media, the small number of Caucasian males held prisoner by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group … Continue reading

June 5, 2015 · 3 Comments

The Truth Tellers: Supporting Whistleblowers

“In a time of universal deceit — telling the truth is a revolutionary act”, so the saying goes, particularly when governments go to increasingly desperate lengths to keep their activities … Continue reading

June 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

What Democracy and Oil Can Buy You

20 March marks the twelfth anniversary of the start of the Iraq War in 2003 when US-led forces invaded and occupied the country on the pretext of regime change. Officially … Continue reading

March 13, 2015 · Leave a comment