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Jun 27 2013

Pregnant asylum seekers mistreated in detention

Medical Justice’s most recent report argues that the government must stop holding pregnant women in immigration detention.


Feb 14 2013

Liverpool’s Irish community under attack

A new report by an Irish community group based in Liverpool is a call for help against growing far-right and Loyalist attacks.


Jan 23 2013

The rise of Britain’s far right

A new history of the far Right shines a light on the culpability of centre-ground politics for fascist gains.


Dec 21 2012

Revealing the impact of immigration detention

Two recent reports add fuel to growing demands to rethink indefinite immigration detention.


Aug 9 2012

Terror law review highlights collateral damage

In June, the second review of terrorism acts was published by David Anderson, QC, the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation. Given the limits of his remit, he has provided a circumscribed critique. Nonetheless, the report points towards possible reform of the now well-entrenched terrorism laws.


May 16 2012

Slumming it in India

A critical look at the recent box office hit – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.


May 3 2012

Stark reality of exclusions for BME children

The Children’s Commissioner’s exclusion inquiry reveals entrenched discrimination and ‘illegal’ exclusions.


Apr 12 2012

Inhuman responses to distressed children

A report on ‘apathetic children’ in Sweden is important for UK asylum campaigners for the light it sheds on a condition so far unrecognised here.