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Women activists face disproportionate violence for work

On International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, a report examines activist stories across 21 countries and finds a global failure to protect women activists.
UK policing system

UK policing system to receive further £1.1 billion government funding

The government has announced a funding increase of £1.1 billion for the UK policing system to recruit an extra 20,000 officers and tackle crime.
Mental Health and Illness in the public mirror

Mental health and illness in the public mirror

Magdalena Rosset, Miriam Jaspersen, Anja Dittrich, Eva Baumann and Paul Bomke share their research findings on how mental health and illness is reflected in journalism.
uk crime investigations, sexual offences

44% of UK crime investigations are dropped

Tim Kiely, Barrister at Red Lion Chambers, responds to the news that 44% of UK crime investigations are dropped without being fully explored.
magnitsky provisions, POCA

What are the UK’s Magnitsky provisions?

Here, John Binns talks us through the UK's version of the Magnitsky provisions and why they are unclear.
indigenous population of mexico, No estamos todos, imprisoned without trial, indigenous imprisonment

Imprisoned without trial: The Indigenous population of Mexico

In this article, Kristin Dilani Nadarajah describes the human rights movement happening to stop the mistreatment of indigenous prisoners by the Mexican government.
approach to knife crime, youth justice

Are we taking the right approach to knife crime?

Here, Timothy Kiely, Criminal Barrister, reveals the working reality of the UK approach to knife crime.
stealing trade secrets, intellectual property

How illegal is stealing trade secrets in the US and UK?

Here, IP experts discuss what would happen to someone caught stealing trade secrets in the US and the UK.
organisational cyber resilience, cyber crime

The human factor in organisational cyber resilience

Here, Dr Sandra Bell discusses organisational cyber resilience and why the human factor is so crucial.
myanmar to court, rohingya genocide

Gambia takes Myanmar to court over Rohingya genocide

The Gambia today (11 November) takes Myanmar to court, filing a case on the Rohingya Genocide that created waves of refugees.
criminal landlords

Government awards £4 million funding to tackle criminal landlords

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced that councils will be able to access almost £4 million in new government funding, as part of a crackdown on criminal landlords.
hundreds dying, extrajudicial killing

Why are hundreds dying in the ‘war on drugs’?

The Bangladeshi authorities are responsible for hundreds dying due to a violent anti-drugs campaign, Amnesty International said in a recent report.
student loans for prisoners

UK divided over student loans for prisoners

The UK is narrowly divided over whether prisoners should be able to take out student loans to pay for degrees, according to an exclusive poll by LearnBonds.
revenge porn investigation, image based sexual abuse

Pornhub refuse to help police in revenge porn investigation

Recently, Pornhub failed to cooperate with revenge porn investigations by CPS, who are questioning why these images are hosted on their platforms at all.
return to war zone, syrian refugees

Syrian refugees: Hundreds forced to return to war zone

A report released today (25 October) investigates how Turkish authorities forced Syrian refugees to return to a war zone, in the lead-up to the current offensive in the northeast.
faith in algeria, protestant church

Crackdown on Protestant Faith in Algeria

The recent closure of three Protestant churches and a police assault at one church exemplify repression of this minority faith in Algeria, Human Rights Watch said.
social value, public services

Social value goes mainstream

Guy Battle, CEO OF Social Value Portal explains how social value has now gone mainstream, including how the Public Services (Social Value) Act has transformed the relationship between the public sector and its suppliers.
modern slavery brexit, immigration advice service

Modern slavery: Brexit threatens to worsen conditions

Here, Harry Sanders from the Immigration Advice Service explains how Brexit is poised to worsen the existence of modern slavery in the UK.
criminalises sex workers, FOSTA law

US law criminalises sex workers for discussing work online

The law criminalises sex workers writing about their lives, discussing health and safety issues and for journalists reporting on sex work.
exploitation in qatar, workers' rights

New report reveals extent of exploitation in Qatar

New research by Amnesty International published reveals migrant exploitation in Qatar are going unpaid despite promises to improve workers’ rights.

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