Human Rights

Queer Muslims in the contemporary world
Human Rights In Focus

Queer Muslims in the contemporary world

For years, they have been having to compromise their identity—choosing to either stay deeply closeted or cast off their faith—but increasingly today they are carving a path for themselves, challenging homophobic interpretations of Islam and embracing all parts of who they are. Lori DeGolyer   Queer* visibility in the heteronormative […]

Nigeria: Peace, progress and challenge
Human Rights World

Nigeria: Peace, progress and challenge

As Nigeria celebrates 50 years of independence, a point of reflection is made in evaluating the country’s development and planning for the future. On Wednesday, 8 December, a Gladwyn lecture titled “Peace, Progress and Challenge” will be given specifically on Nigerian education from 1960-2010. Since its break with the United Kingdom […]

UK forcibly sending Iraqis back to danger zone
Human Rights Migrants

UK forcibly sending Iraqis back to danger zone

 The government is continuing to deport failed  asylum seekers in Britain back to Baghdad despite the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) formally writing to the UK requesting that they cease such activity.   The Foreign Office minister Alistair Burt recently rebutted the ECHR’s request and confirmed that there would […]

Ending the violence…
Human Rights

Ending the violence…

As the civil war continues and the human rights crisis is still impacting the lives of many, action toward improving conditions in Colombia is essential. On 8 December, Justice For Colombia will be co-hosting a public meeting at the British Parliament. Colombia’s record of human rights violations is devastating, as numerous incidents […]