Human Rights

David Schanzer : Guantanamo’s Collapse

The Department of Defense has requested $170 million to upgrade the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in next year’s budget, but no amount of money will repair the government’s irrational terrorism detention policy that is collapsing even more quickly than the dilapidated facility in which the hunger striking detainees are housed.

Leslie Thomas

The lawyer who speaks for the voiceless

Leslie Thomas, a barrister who has spent the past 20 years fighting for families whose loved ones have died while in police custody has been recognised for his work. This year Thomas is set to take up what may be one of his biggest challenges to date. He will fight the cases, as lead barrister, at the inquests of Mark Duggan.

4WardEver Sounds 4 Justice

Since its development in 2004 4WardEver has maintained its primary function and ethos, to provide news and information relating to deaths in custody, and exposing the injustices of capital punishment, torture and state terror.

Brian Haw

Not the Queen’s speech, Brian Haw’s

Brian Haw staged a peace protest on London’s Parliament Square since June 2001 to his death in 2011, trying to change Britain’s policy on Iraq. This is his Christmas message. “Not the Queen’s speech, Brian Haw’s”. Brian sadly died in June 2011.

Prisoner Appeal on Death Row

Torture history exposed by TBIJ

At the beginning of 2012 the deputy prime minister Nick Clegg stated that the government ‘completely condemns torture and inhumane treatment’ and that ‘we never support it or ask other people to do it on our behalf.’