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on the world: a view on human rights

Gimme Shelter! Mass Removals of Asylum Seekers from Europe (Part II: Iraq)

Many of the problems faced by Afghans being deported are also faced by Iraqis asylum seekers in Europe. They are often sent to a country they barely know, if at … Continue reading

July 29, 2018 · 2 Comments

Gimme Shelter! Mass Removals of Asylum Seekers from Europe (Part I: Afghanistan)

The current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, now both beyond their fifteen year, are the enduring conflicts of the twenty first century. The latest UN figures for civilian casualties in … Continue reading

July 26, 2018 · 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

Chaos in Chios: A “Hotspot” of Bother

Refugees Welcome? The year 2015 saw a record 65 million people displaced worldwide. Other records were broken as over one million people fled to Europe by sea, coupled with a … Continue reading

July 14, 2016 · 3 Comments

Citizenship Deprivation: 21st Century Banishment

In the past few years, citizenship-stripping has become an important weapon in the arsenal of anti-terrorism laws in many western countries. Citizenship is increasingly removed on the basis of conduct … Continue reading

May 4, 2016 · 2 Comments

French until Proven Terrorist

In the wake of a wave of attacks in the French capital on the evening of 13 November that killed 129 people and injured over 350 others, the French president … Continue reading

November 20, 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