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A Significant Blow to Deportation with Assurances

Some things only look better on paper. Take, for example, diplomatic assurances not to torture deported terrorism suspects, given by states that are already bound not to torture as signatories … Continue reading

May 6, 2016 · 2 Comments

10 Years of Deportation with Assurances: A National Security Imperative?

Buried in the basement of Field House, off Chancery Lane in London, where the Upper Tribunal hears asylum and immigration appeals, is the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC), a special … Continue reading

September 4, 2015 · 4 Comments

Privatisation: A New Tool to Hamper War Crimes Prosecutions

In international law, war crimes and crimes against humanity, such as torture, are considered so heinous that they fall under universal jurisdiction and can be prosecuted anywhere. Bringing foreign war … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · 2 Comments

Guantánamo’s Friends

The US-run concentration camp at Guantánamo Bay turned 13 on 11 January 2015. 127 prisoners remain at the facility, almost all held without charge or trial. Guantánamo is perhaps the … Continue reading

January 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

Rasul Kudaev: An Injustice Too Far

Rasul Kudaev, a Russian national from the Kabardino-Balkaria Republic (KBR) in the North Caucasus region, has spent almost all of the 21st century behind bars in prisons in three different … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · 9 Comments

Iraq: No Woman is Safe

As the Iraq War marks its eleventh anniversary on 20 March 2014, internal armed conflict in the country continues to spiral out of control and the security risk posed by … Continue reading

March 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

Rasul Kudaev: Hostage to 21st Century Justice

Does it get much worse than torture and illegal detention at Guantánamo Bay? In February 2004, 35-year old Russian national Rasul Kudaev was released from Guantánamo Bay after more than … Continue reading

March 26, 2013 · 8 Comments