“Stop looking for your son” – Human Rights Watch report on counterterrorism laws in Morocco

Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the world has seen an increase in the implementation of anti-terrorism laws aimed at combatting the perceived increased threat of terrorism. These law, in most cases, provide police forces with increased powers to detain and hold people suspected of being involved in terrorist activities. It is extremely … Continue reading

Wikileaks exposes human rights violations?

Wikileaks has again disclosed thousands of confidential US military documents detailing what appear to be gross human rights violations. This time, though, the leaked documents refer to the running of the war in Iraq and the treatment of detainees and suspected insurgents there. The documents illustrate how Iraqi security forces tortured and mistreated detainees in … Continue reading

Academic freedom of expression

Here is a link to a very interesting opinion piece concerning freedom of expression in the academic community in Sri Lanka. http://sundaytimes.lk/101003/Plus/plus_03.html