March 2013 (11)
Mar 27 2013 3:36PM
Secret courts: un-British, second-class justice
Yes I know it was up against such titans of the TV schedules as Bedtime Live and Don’t Just Stand There I’m Having Your Baby, but last night I forsook those considerable...
Mar 26 2013 3:02PM
Legacy time for the UK Government as Arms Trade Treaty talks reach critical point
After nearly 20 years of campaigning for an effective Arms Trade Treaty, the next 48 hours could be history in the making . This is legacy time. The talks will reach thei...
Mar 21 2013 6:08PM
Afghan wedding dresses on the frontline
If you were doing one of those “What’s the first thing that comes into your head?” tests when you hear the word “Afghanistan”, it probably wouldn’t be … “wedding dresses”...
Mar 21 2013 12:14PM
Russia’s lawyers are caught in the tentacles of official criminality
The financial meltdown in Cyprus has re-surfaced longstanding allegations that Russian mafia money has been laundered through Cypriot bank accounts, converting cash from...
Mar 14 2013 12:06PM
A future Syria can’t be built on a foundation of massacres
One of the people I follow on Twitter, a young Syrian woman living in Britain, said something along these lines a few months ago: “Who can even remember how many atrociti...
Mar 12 2013 10:11AM
The grave reality of an uncontrolled arms trade
The uncontrolled flow of arms devastates millions of lives and decimates communities.... It’s so easy to become desensitised to the true horrors of armed violence when we...
Mar 11 2013 3:53PM
The Iraqi revolution will not be televised. But the battered detainee’s ‘confession’ will...
One of the enduring images of the first Gulf War in 1991 was the “capture video” of the two British RAF lieutenants John Nicol and John Peters . The two young airmen, in...
Mar 7 2013 4:15PM
Long shots and North Korea
It’s like a plot from irreverent cartoon Team America. Just as tensions between the US and North Korea are at historic levels, all-American basketball star Dennis Rodman...
Mar 6 2013 3:49PM
Why Alan Duncan makes more sense than Captain Raveman on women’s rights in Afghanistan
I don’t know what you do on Friday nights - all manner of interesting things probably - but I always go through the same end-of-week routine. I drive from London to north...
Mar 5 2013 1:34PM
Dying to get a strong arms trade treaty
With less than two weeks to go before all the world's governments meet again to thrash out the details of an arms trade treaty, the Metro’s In-focus piece rightly claimed...
Mar 1 2013 12:36PM
Curtain up in Geneva – Amnesty screens Sri Lanka documentary at UN
The Sri Lankan ambassador to the UN is not very pleased with Amnesty. In fact Ravinatha Aryasinha has gone so far as to issue a public letter calling for Amnesty’s consul...