Jean Charles de Menezes and the limits of human rights

By Gracie Mae Bradley “In truth, if any officer reasonably decides that he must use lethal force, it will inevitably be because it is absolutely necessary to do so.” Collins J in (Bennett) v HM Coroner for Inner London [2007] Last week, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR or Court) handed down its judgment… Read More

The Police Service should be legally challenged for institutional sexism

by Huma Munshi Many women and feminist campaigners will not be surprised by the findings of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary that 26% of rape and other sexual offences are not being recorded. This is amongst the 800,000 cases which are reported to the police but are “no-crimed”. It keeps the statistics low and creates… Read More

White supremacy remains intact despite the increase in interracial relationships

by Huma Munshi It’s been a strange tale of race relations of late. On the one hand, research indicates that one in ten relationships are between people from different ethnic backgrounds. Yet on the other hand, the effects of institutional racism are as potent ever. It can come as no surprise that we are seeing… Read More