July 2015 (6)
Jul 23 2015 6:05PM
Trafigura: What if police said it was too hard to chase criminals?
Prosecutors, the police and the Environment Agency have essentially told us that they can’t be bothered to investigate a UK company’s role in the dumping of toxic waste in the Ivory Coast which left up to 100,000 people with skin rashe...
Jul 15 2015 12:03PM
Providing refugees with a second chance in life
I was only 4 when my family left Afghanistan to come to the UK so I don’t remember much of the war, but my parents certainly do. They remember things like hundreds of people being buried alive in their town, my dad’s cousin being taken...
Jul 10 2015 3:27PM
Freedom comes at a price in Ethiopia - and the UK
The struggle for human rights is a long one, fraught with set-backs and challenges, so it’s always nice to get a bit of good news once in a while. Yesterday Ethiopia released a number of bloggers and journalists imprisoned for exercisi...
Jul 3 2015 4:51PM
Kindertransport and Sir Nicholas Winton
London’s Liverpool Street station is a familiar part of my life. I pass through it almost every weekday and emerge beneath Bishopsgate’s steel and glass towers without a thought. Occasionally, I take a different route, onto Liverpool S...
Jul 2 2015 5:30PM
We need to know why the UK government spied on Amnesty International
Temperatures hit the roof at our London office yesterday on the hottest July day since records began. It wasn’t just the mercury in the barometers that was rising – we had just been emailed by the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) wh...
Jul 1 2015 3:21PM
Warning: stay out of the sun, drink water, celebrate the Human Rights Act
Slap on the sunscreen - it’s the hottest day for a decade and health warnings are being doled out like sweets given to fancy-dressed children on Halloween. If only misguided government proposals also came with their own health warnings...