A Brief Chronology of the Marks & Spencer – Israel Relationship

Marks & Spencer (M&S) was founded in 1884 by a Russian Jewish refugee Michael Marks. Since then, the UK-based firm has been linked inextricably to Zionism.

United To Protect Our Rights

Protect Our Rights: A briefing document on the governments anti-terrorism proposals.

A joint analysis from UK's leading civil society organisations.

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?

Sri Lanka: Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review

IHRC presents concerns about the attacks on members of religious groups and raises concern over the lack of infrastructure to deal with IDPs.

Freedom of Religion in Belgium and the Hijab

An overview of the laws pertaining to headscarves for women in Belgium, and Belgium's obligations under international human rights norms.

BRIEFING: Intervention on Freedom of expression, free media and information

The Islamic Human Rights Commission is devoted to the concept of free speech.

Palestinians Under Occupation: Living Without Human Rights

Daud Abdullah contends that the creation of Israel in Palestine in 1948 provoked  untold  human rights abuses both in terms of the collective rights of the Palestinian people to self-determination and in terms of their individual human rights. While the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) outlined ample provisions guaranteeing civil and political rights including the rights to life and liberty of all peoples, Israel has stubbornly refused to conform to these international norms.  June 2007


Freedom of Expression in Morocco: Retraction of freedom of expression in...

This briefing details the restrictions to the freedom of expression in the kingdom of Morocco. It also investigates the cultural and political factors involved, and the nature of the sensitive issues that are restricted within the country.

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