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UK Metropolitan Police Investigate MI5 Complicity in Torture

UK Metropolitan Police Investigate MI5 Complicity in Torture In a story in The Guardian today, it was reported that the UK’s Metropolitan Police are investigating MI5 for complicity in US torture in relation to the case of Guantanamo detainee Aamer Shaker. Shaker is a permanent resident of the UK and …

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UK Inquiry to Consider Legality of Iraq War and Appoints Former ICJ President, Dame Rosalyn Higgins as International Law Adviser

UK Inquiry to Consider Legality of Iraq War and Appoints Former ICJ President, Dame Rosalyn Higgins as International Law Adviser This past summer, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced the establishment of an inquiry into the UK’s involvement in the Iraq War. The Iraq Inquiry, which is independent of the government, began work …

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Falklands' new dawn: islanders plan future around 18bn barrels of oil

Falklands’ new dawn: islanders plan future around 18bn barrels of oil Drills ready but prospective barons face environmental – and Argentinian – obstacles Early evening chatter in the Victory bar in Port Stanley used to touch on squid hauls and cruise liner schedules. Now, as the locals sip on imported …

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The Application of Human Rights Treaties in Wartime

The Application of Human Rights Treaties in Wartime This year the EJIL has been marking the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by publishing a series of articles on international human rights law. The international human rights movement was birthed in response to the atrocities during the …

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New Council of Europe human rights memorandum confirms that UK immigration detention system violates human rights

New Council of Europe human rights memorandum confirms that UK immigration detention system violates human rights The Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, Thomas Hammarberg has published his memorandum on the UK asylum and immigration system with a number of notable conclusions and recommendations. Amongst many other …

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UK parliament votes on referendum for EU treaty

UK parliament votes on referendum for EU treaty LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is likely to survive a revolt in parliament from some ruling Labour Party members on Wednesday and avoid a referendum on the new European Union reform treaty. [via Reuters: International News]

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