Niyazov’s Turkmenistan: The Land of the Personality Cult

An overview of the recent political history, human rights abuses and international issues pertaining to Turkmenistan.

Upholding the Right to a Fair Trial? Trying Saddam Hussein

An overview of the proposed 'Iraqi Special Tribunal for Crimes Against Humanity' and its implications for the furtherance of human rights law.

How complaining about the media doesn’t work

How complaints procedure reinforce structural racism in the media. 

Credit induced poverty eradication and gender empowerment

Liberal development theoreticians argue that Microfinance programs in Bangladesh present a comprehensive assault on the core reasons of poverty by empowering the most marginalized section of Bengali society; rural, poor women. But from what lens are they viewing this empowerment and is it working?

USA: Military Tribunals Violate Basic Rights (part 1 of 2)

IHRC is deeply concerned at the Executive Order on the Detention, Treatment, and Trial of Certain Non-Citizens in the War Against Terrorism issued by President George W. Bush on 13th November 2001.

Bulgaria’s Muslims: From Communist Assimilation to Tentative Recognition

With the ascendancy of the communist regime in 1946 and its reign until 1990, Bulgaria's various Muslim ethnic groups witnessed harsh repression and forced assimilation campaigns.

The Britain-Israel partnership driving ‘antisemitism’ allegations: 
 thoughts on a counter-strategy

The British state displaces its pro-Israel commitments onto ‘the Jewish community’, constructed as Zionist and thus vulnerable to antisemitism.   This provides a convenient shield for the state’s partnership with the Zionist colonisation project.  This agenda aggravates societal divisions – frightening Jews and dividing them from each other, while also separating them from the Left and Muslims.   

Book: ‘The Afzal Petition: A Quest for Justice’

A book detailing vital information about Afzal Guru's case, a Kashmiri Muslim facing execution for alleged role in attack on Indian Parliament

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