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50th Anniversary: How Ruth Ellis helped abolish capital punishment in Britain

50th Anniversary: How Ruth Ellis helped abolish capital punishment in Britain

Fifty years ago today [13 August], two convicted murderers were escorted from their cells to the gallows with their arms strapped to their backs. Ellis' death sentence sparked…

Cameron Willingham’s ghost won’t stop haunting Rick Perry

Cameron Willingham’s ghost won’t stop haunting Rick Perry

Rick Perry’s Cameron Todd Willingham problem won’t go away. In fact, it got worse this week. No doubt the execution of Cameron Todd Willingham was a miscarriage of…

Custody Deaths & Abuse

20 Year Old ‘executed’ by police [was] unable to hear orders

20 Year Old ‘executed’ by police [was] unable to hear orders

Dillon Taylor, 20 years old, was executed by the Salt Lake City Police around 7pm,…

Police fire teargas and rubber bullets at Michael Brown protesters

Police fire teargas and rubber bullets at Michael Brown protesters

Heavily armed police have fired teargas and rubber bullets at 100's of protesters demonstrating over…

Outrage: police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown

Outrage: police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown

Eyewitnesses to the shooting report that Brown was killed while attempting to surrender, but police…

NYPD chokehold death a homicide, medical examiner rules

NYPD chokehold death a homicide, medical examiner rules

The death of a Staten Island man who was put into an apparent choke hold…

Breaking News & Digests

Dallas and Arlington demonstrators protest police shootings

Dallas and Arlington demonstrators protest police shootings

Several rallies, hundreds strong, took place Wednesday in both Dallas and Arlington, where demonstrators protested against police shootings.…

Body cameras for all Met officers within two years

Body cameras for all Met officers within two years

All frontline officers in the country's biggest police force will routinely use body-worn cameras within the next two years. The cameras are being introduced in the wake of…

Edge Fund calling for new applications

Edge Fund calling for new applications

The Edge Fund is inviting new applications from individuals and grassroots groups, in order to support projects which are relevant to communities campaigning on discrimination and injustice.…

Appeals, Petitions

Petition: Free Melanie Shaw

Petition: Free Melanie Shaw

Members of the public present at the hearing in Nottingham Crown Court on Friday 25th July 2014, described a muddled hearing…

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Civil Protest

Dallas and Arlington demonstrators protest police shootings

Several rallies, hundreds strong, took place Wednesday in both Dallas and Arlington, where demonstrators protested against police shootings.…

Human Rights

Gaza conflict: The hundreds who lost their lives

Almost 1,900 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have been killed since the launch of Israel's Operation Protective Edge at the beginning of July.…

Race & Society

Jay Abatan family demand inquiry

The family of Jay Abatan, having learned that a serving police officer was with a group of people who fatally attacked Jay fifteen years ago, have met…

Prison Deaths

Assault, suicide, neglect: Reality of children behind bars

At night, the shouting starts. When the lights go out at Hindley, the young offenders institute, you can hear the intimidating shout-outs, the insults and threats from…

Research & Reports

Latest reports from the IAP

The following are a series of resources and reports published by The Independent Advisory Panel on deaths in custody.…

Refugees & Asylum

When children are ‘the enemy’

Mumia Abu-Jamal: "I’ve been watching for days now, as media reports display the growing hatreds at the arrival of Central American children across the Mexican-U.S. border".…

Print & Film

Events : Screenings of Riots Reframed

Riots Reframed was catapulted into the public arena in 2013 with a spectacular launch night and a remarkable series of screenings, hosted locally, nationally and internationally. From…

What's On Events

Civil rights observers to monitor policing of Notting Hill Carnival

On Sunday 24 and Monday 25 August, teams of trained, independent ‘Community Monitors’ will observe and record the actions of police officers during this year’s Notting Hill…

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