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A new report by the Prison Reform Trust, supported by the Bromley Trust, shows the system under significant strain with fewer staff, worsening safety and fewer opportunities for rehabilitation.
The government has been challenged to explain its support for a Kenyan investigation resulting in a death sentence based on flawed evidence and a ‘confession’ extracted under torture.
Legal charity Reprieve has threatened action against the UK government for failure to investigate the role of UK telecoms giant BT in facilitating covert US drone strikes in Yemen.
Following his capture by UK forces and rendition to Afghanistan, the US has released Yunus Rahmatullah, a Pakistani citizen held for ten years without charge, trial, or access to a lawyer.
The UK government has played host to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni less than four months after he passed a draconian anti-gay law in Uganda.
The House of Commons has overturned amendments to the Immigration Bill made by the House of Lords concerning the issue of citizenship-stripping.
MPs are tomorrow (7 May) expected to vote on the Home Secretary’s plans for a vast expansion of the Government’s power to arbitrarily deprive Britons of their citizenship.
Leaders of the Baptist Union, Methodist Church and United Reformed Church are pushing the government to make progress on disarmament at the NPT Preparatory Committee in New York
On Workers’ Memorial Day the TUC has warned that the government’s attacks on key health and safety legislation threaten even more accidents, injuries and deaths at work.
The TUC is pressing employers to support relatives of victims of the Rana Plaza tragedy, a year after the Bangladesh factory collapse that killed almost 1,200.