Right against Torture

Anti-Libidinal Punishment for Child Rape Offenders in Nigeria violates Human Rights

Anti-Libidinal Punishment for Child Rape Offenders in Nigeria violates Human Rights

Image description: Surgical instruments. In September 2020, the Governor of Kaduna State of Nigeria signed the ...
The Use of Restraints against Prisoners Receiving Medical Treatment: The PPO Report into the Death of Peter Sutcliffe

The Use of Restraints against Prisoners Receiving Medical Treatment: The PPO Report into the Death of Peter Sutcliffe

Image description: several handcuffs hanging from a rod in prison. The report by the Prisons and Probation ...
Contaminated Supply Chains and Clean Energy in China

Contaminated Supply Chains and Clean Energy in China

Image description: A picture of solar panels in a field, against the backdrop of mountains.  As China is a ...
The Inter-American Human Rights System on Public Security and Police Violence in Brazil: In Defence of a Rights-Based Approach to Security Policies

The Inter-American Human Rights System on Public Security and Police Violence in Brazil: In Defence of a Rights-Based Approach to Security Policies

Three years after the “Favela Nova Brasília” case, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ('IACtHR') is hearing ...
Addressing Police Brutality in Nigeria – A Crisis of Non-Implementation

Addressing Police Brutality in Nigeria – A Crisis of Non-Implementation

For weeks in October 2020, young Nigerians held nationwide protests denouncing years of extra-judicial killings, ...
Belarus’ Forced Landing and Crimes against Humanity: The Background Noise of an International Scandal?

Belarus’ Forced Landing and Crimes against Humanity: The Background Noise of an International Scandal?

On Sunday, May 23, the international community was left in shock as Belarusian authorities forced a Ryanair flight ...
Student protests in South Africa: police brutality claims the life of a bystander

Student protests in South Africa: police brutality claims the life of a bystander

After the ruthless policing of student protests in Johannesburg claimed the life of an innocent bystander, South ...
The UK’s Overseas Operations Bill: licence to kill?

The UK’s Overseas Operations Bill: licence to kill?

The UK Government is seeking to pass a new legislation that would impede prosecutions against British troops for ...
A Review of the Credibility Assessment in Hong Kong’s Torture Claim Regime

A Review of the Credibility Assessment in Hong Kong’s Torture Claim Regime

Since 2014, Hong Kong has conducted its asylum process through the Unified Screening Mechanism.  The process ...
Foreign National Rough Sleepers Penalised Under the UK’s Revised Immigration Rules

Foreign National Rough Sleepers Penalised Under the UK’s Revised Immigration Rules

On 22 October 2020, the UK Government’s Home Office Department published a Statement of Changes (‘SoC’) to update ...
Discriminatory Torture of an LGBTI Person: Landmark Precedent Set by the Inter-American Court

Discriminatory Torture of an LGBTI Person: Landmark Precedent Set by the Inter-American Court

Earlier this year, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) issued a landmark judgment Azul Rojas Marín ...
Request for UN Inquiry into Italy’s role in the Torture of Migrants and Refugees Pulled-Back to Libya

Request for UN Inquiry into Italy’s role in the Torture of Migrants and Refugees Pulled-Back to Libya

Human rights violations of migrants and refugees intercepted in the Central Mediterranean, and detained in Libya, ...

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