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Jun 5, 2019, 4:55 PM
The lethal policy of indefinite detention
Protesters against Donald Trump this week have once again called out the inhumane treatment of migrants and asylum seekers, including children, by American Border Enforcement. But hostility towards migrants and asylum seekers is also evident close to home in UK immigration detention centres. In Britain...
Dec 10, 2018, 5:30 PM
Seventy years of Human Rights inspired by a Jewish pioneer
Today is the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). It is a time for celebration, but also for remembrance. Celebration, because the UDHR was the first expression of a global consensus that the rights of every human being were paramount and must be...
Nov 1, 2018, 3:03 PM
Three years after Moroccan Jew’s death in detention, why no inquest?
Immigration detention has again reached national news after a recent Guardian investigation into those detained in the UK found that “more than half of the sample were either suicidal, seriously ill or victims of torture”. According to the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the number...
Hannah Swirsky is the Campaigns Officer at René Cassin, a UK charity working to promote and protect universal human rights, drawing Jewish experience and values.