2020 (30)
Nov 26 2020 3:02PM
The art of the steal - Israel’s slow motion annexation

While Israel's illegal settlement expansion on occupied Palestinian territory continues to accelerate, house demolitions and forcible displacements have also increased in recent months, despite the pandemic.

Nov 18 2020 12:03PM
5 things you need to know about the Overseas Operations Bill

Torture is never OK - but right now, the government is attempting to pass a Bill that would decriminalise torture and war crimes committed by British soldiers more than five years ago. But what is the Overseas Operations Bill?

Oct 26 2020 11:32AM
Your voice has power this winter: Write for Rights 2020

Our news cycle can feel overwhelming. With police brutality threatening human rights and divisive politics pulling communities apart, it’s easy to feel powerless. But we’re not - and our movement is proof. Together we've helped over...

Oct 12 2020 4:12PM
Countless Brave Syrian Activists Made The Koblenz Torture Trial Possible

By Mansour Omari Earlier this year, on April 23, a monumental event happened. The first ever trial about Syrian state torture started in Koblenz, Germany. The German prosecution charged two Syrians, Anwar Raslan and Iyad Al-Gharib...

Aug 27 2020 5:08PM
20 minutes of life and death in Beirut

Rana Khoury is a creative director, university lecturer and social entrepreneur. She co-founded the social enterprise“Phenomenal Women” that links women survivors of domestic violence, sexual abuse and discrimination to training...

Aug 27 2020 5:07PM
Outside Lebanon - inside the blast

by Farah Abou El Sel Farah Abou El Sel is a Lebanese human rights activist currently based in Turkey. She has been actively involved with Lebanese and Syrian civil society for the past 10 years with a special focus on grants, donor...

Aug 27 2020 5:02PM
Lebanon: Don't let the criminals be the judges

Joey Ayoub is a Lebanese writer and activist currently based in Switzerland. He tweets at @Joeyayoub. The August 4 explosion exposed the lethal recklessness that has come to define the ruling establishment in Lebanon. We are still...

Aug 27 2020 5:02PM
Beirut Explosion: The Lebanese authorities did take swift action following the blast – but in all the wrong ways and for all the wrong reasons.

Kareem Chehayeb is an independent journalist and Non-resident Fellow at The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy. He tweets at @chehayebk. The Beirut Port explosion on 4 August that ripped through the heart of the city left...

Aug 27 2020 5:01PM
Lebanon: Drastic problems require radical solutions

Jonathan Dagher is a journalist and video producer at the Lebanese independent online media platform Megaphone News. He has contributed pieces to Zenith Magazine's Lebanon Chronicles and the Middle East Eye. He is also a producer on...

Aug 7 2020 4:44PM
Recognition of racism in the UK is growing

By Steve Valdez-Symonds Recognition of racism in the UK appears to be growing. Whether that will continue and produce significant change is a critical and as yet unanswerable question. What is certain is that real and lasting change...

Jul 27 2020 1:55PM
Palestinian-Bedouin communities living in Israel more vulnerable than ever during COVID-19 

This blog has been written by the Negev Coexistence Forum, an Arab-Jewish grassroots organisation solely dedicated to protecting the rights of the Palestinian-Bedouin communities in the Negev/Naqab in Israel.

Jul 2 2020 9:27AM
Why the UK needs to challenge Israel's annexation of the West Bank

Once again, the Israeli authorities are demonstrating their complete disregard for international law. The UK government has condemned Israel's plans to illegally annex parts of the occupied West Bank, but it needs to urgently match...

Jul 1 2020 12:54PM
Why the UK needs to challenge Israe'ls plans to annex the West Bank

Once again, the Israeli authorities are demonstrating their complete disregard for international law. The UK government has condemned Israel's plans to annex the West Bank, but it needs to urgently match fine words with effective...

Jul 1 2020 12:52PM
Why the UK needs to challenge Israe'ls plans to annex the West Bank

Once again, the Israeli authorities are demonstrating their complete disregard for international law. The UK government has condemned Israel's plans to annex the West Bank, but it needs to urgently match fine words with effective...

Jun 23 2020 1:20PM
10 human rights stories you may have missed during lockdown

We published a first version of this blog in April. This new post covers 10 human rights developments which took place in May and June 2020. It is of course non-exhaustive. 1. Nigeria: children are the first victims of the conflict...

Jun 12 2020 12:19PM
The Welcome Cinema

The Welcome Cinema + Kitchen brings together people from all walks of life – refugees, asylum seekers and the general public – to share food, culture and stories.

Jun 3 2020 5:16PM
TripAdvisor’s attitude to racism & injustice is ‘Palestinian Lives Don’t Matter’

By Kristyan Benedict - @KreaseChan Over recent days, we’ve seen numerous major companies around the world issuing statements of support for the Black Lives Matter protests. In truth, many feel hollow - paying lip-service to the issues...

May 28 2020 11:15AM
10 human rights stories you may have missed during the COVID-19 crisis

The coronavirus outbreak has pretty much dominated our daily lives. Here's 10 important human rights stories that have affected millions of people but you might have missed.

May 26 2020 4:30PM
Rise Up

We have now finished our third Rise Up session, and with one to go it’s fair to say it has been my favourite weekend so far. No cliché meant but it gets better every time!

May 18 2020 7:11PM
Syrian Torture Trial in Koblenz, Germany - Part 1

Mansour Omari, a Syrian human rights defender, gives a personal account of the first day of a historic Syrian torture trial in Koblenz, Germany.

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