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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

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

The Pain and Shame of Period Poverty

The menstrual cycle is a biological fact of life. Nonetheless, poor public health initiatives and embarrassment mean that periods remain shrouded in myths and stigma. For many women, periods, and … Continue reading

March 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Money before Morality: Ghassan Kanafani and the Refugee Crisis

Every minute of every day, somewhere on Planet Earth, at least twenty people are forced to flee their homes: people who are forcibly displaced either within (internally displaced persons) or … Continue reading

November 3, 2017 · 1 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

28 Days Later… The Rule that Leaves New Refugees in the UK Destitute

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) reports that a record 65.6 million people worldwide became refugees or were displaced in 2016, a figure higher than the entire population of the … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 · Leave a comment