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Gujarat massacre convictions must continue

British Indians need to be among those bringing the people responsible for the 2002 carnage to justice says Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

Filed in: Human Rights India Law United Kingdom

Secret hearings will undermine open justice in Britain

The government’s closed court plans are flawed and unfair, warns Simon Crowther.

Filed in: Human Rights Law Terrorism United Kingdom

Rwanda’s Gacaca courts: a mixed legacy

The community courts set up to bring justice after the Rwandan genocide close this month. But how will they be remembered? Jean Kayigamba reports.

Filed in: Law Rwanda

Sierra Leone beyond Charles Taylor

As the world hails the ex-Liberian President’s 50-year sentence for civil war atrocities, Sabrina Mahtani hopes the judgment will not detract from the root causes of the conflict.

Filed in: Conflict Human Rights Law Sierra Leone

‘We are all Alfie Meadows’

Uproar as 21-year-old student, who suffered severe head injuries at the 2010 anti-fees protests, is hauled into court on violent conduct charges.

Filed in: Activism Crime Human Rights Law Prisons Youth

Why outlawing squatting will be way too expensive

Criminalizing squatters is likely to cost £790 million and deep cuts to legal aid won’t even cover half of that, warns Rueben Taylor.

Filed in: Housing Human Rights Law

Brute forces: a year of rough injustice

On the International Day Against Police Brutality, Nick Harvey looks back on a busy year for out-of-control officers.

Filed in: Activism Crime Law Violence

West Papuan refugee threatened by Interpol arrest

Independence leader Benny Wenda has been named on an Interpol wanted list in a move viewed by many as politically motivated.

Filed in: Law

Fortnum & Mason convictions are unacceptable assault on protest

The guilty-by-association verdict for 10 Uncut activists is straight-up intimidation, says defendent Pete Speller.

Filed in: Activism Democracy Law United Kingdom

Our response to the riots is knee-jerk and oppressive

This post-riot crackdown is irrational and driven by fear, says Jody McIntyre.

Filed in: Activism Democracy England Law

The process is an ass!

Rushed decisions, disproportionate sentences and collective punishments mean the post-riots legal process is on shaky ground, argues Peter Speller.

Filed in: Democracy Law

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