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  • by Richard Haley
    Tony Blair and Bill Clinton mark the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement

    An MI5 sting directed at the New IRA is raising some tricky questions. The big questions are “why now?” and “what about Lyra McKee?”  And “what has a Palestinian GP from Edinburgh got to do with all this?”

  • by David Hildebrand
    Calais jungle, 2016

    Migrants and refugees are faced with an array of challenges upon arrival in the UK, including legal barriers that prevent access to employment, housing and healthcare, and more generally, a lack of opportunities to interact with others.

  • Maghaberry prison, 19/11/2018

    Northern Ireland's Justice Minister, Naomi Long, responds to concerns over the treatment of Dr Issam Hijjawi Basalat in Maghaberry Prison.

  • Counter terrorism response level notice

    The new Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill 2020 will not enhance public security.

  • by Richard Haley
    Badreddin Abadlla Adam

    Badreddin Abadlla Adam was shot dead by police after he attacked people with a knife. There may be circumstances in which firearms are the correct response to a knife, but they will be very rare. So what happened?

  • by SACC
    Police outside the Scottish Parliament, 2013

    An outine of lockdown law in Scotland and your rights.

  • by Richard Haley
    Sheku Bayoh

    On 21 March the Scottish Government announced the terms of reference for the public inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of Sheku Bayoh. It remains to be seen whether Sheku Bayoh’s family will finally obtain justice.

  • by Richard Haley
    Demo in support of Rojava, Paris

    Police forces around the UK have been categorising campaigners as "domestic extremists". Political policing has to stop. The starting point is to scrap the UK's terrorism laws and counter-extremism policies

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