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on the world: a view on human rights

Pale Shelter: Refugees in the UK

In November and December 2014, French NGO Secours Catholique (Caritas France) carried out a number of interviews with residents in the “Jungle”* in Calais, France; 54 interviews were collated in … Continue reading

December 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

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 · 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

We Tortured Some Folks Too

Torture has been a fairly consistent feature of British foreign policy since the colonial era, in Northern Ireland, and currently in the neo-colonial policies of the so-called war on terror. … Continue reading

December 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

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 · 3 Comments