Let’s rip up the Human Rights Act
This act that treats humans as fragile creatures who lack autonomy should be dumped in the dustbin of bad ideas.
|Monday 21 January 2013|
The tyranny of equality laws
If you have old-fashioned views or use archaic language at work, expect to be reprogrammed by the new overseers of equality.
|Thursday 6 December 2012|
A common enterprise against the Serbs
The international court trying cases from the former Yugoslavia is there to heap blame on just one side.
|Tuesday 29 May 2012|
‘Let’s teach these darkies about the rule of law’
Courtenay Griffiths, lead counsel for ex-Liberian president Charles Taylor, tells spiked about the racial bias in international criminal justice.
|Monday 30 April 2012|
is no justice at all
An international court's trial of ex-Liberian president Charles Taylor dents the democratic rights of West Africans.
|Monday 16 April 2012|
Shooting down the ‘truth’ about Rwanda
ESSAY: Barrie Collins exposes the fictions of those claiming to know who killed the Rwandan president in 1994.
|Tuesday 13 March 2012|
The Kony viral campaign? Dislike
With its inaccuracies and childish arguments, Kony2012 is no help whatsoever to the people of Uganda.
|Monday 12 March 2012|
The West is already meddling in Syria
From economic sanctions to weapons inspections, international forces are already there, making things worse.
|Monday 5 March 2012|
A ‘human-rights sceptic’ and proud of it
Anyone who values liberty should be a card-carrying ‘sceptic’ of the European Court of Human Rights.
|Thursday 1 March 2012|
How the West wrecked Libya
Far from being a model for future interventions, Libya shows that meddling strangles the democratic impulse.
|Tuesday 28 February 2012|
It’s not all about
China possesses one of the world’s hottest, most vibrant art scenes – if only Westerners could see it.
|Tuesday 14 February 2012|
The biggest problem with Qatada? He’s innocent
Abu Qatada has been incarcerated for nine years, and not once has he been found guilty of anything illegal.
|Thursday 12 January 2012|
Treating Libya like a troublesome child
Who gave Amnesty International and other human rights groups the authority to boss about the new Libyan government?
|Tuesday 3 January 2012|
The Syrian uprising: it isn’t all about us
The vanity of those calling for the West to intervene is matched only by the navel-gazing of those who claim to be opposed to intervention.
|Wednesday 23 November 2011|
Legal justice: too fine a pursuit for Libyans
The International Criminal Court’s insistence on controlling the trial of Saif Gaddafi reeks of neo-colonialism.
|Monday 24 October 2011|
The leeches and legalists squabbling over Gaddafi
Neither Western leaders trying to wring moral mileage out of Gaddafi's death, nor UN officials denouncing it as illegal, deserve our backing.
|Wednesday 13 July 2011|
The Human Rights Watch plan to save US imperialism
HRW is demanding that Bush be tried for war crimes only because it wants to resuscitate US authority over the uncivilised hordes.
|Wednesday 29 June 2011|
How to prolong a conflict, ICC-style
The ICC warrant for Gaddafi may make Western powers feel good, but it will make things a whole lot worse in Libya.
|Friday 3 June 2011|
Amnesty: it ain’t easy being righteous
The BBC film on Amnesty International’s fiftieth birthday was documentary as corporate hagiography.
|Friday 6 May 2011|
The rise and rise of
a pity-for-Osama lobby
The chattering classes’ ‘uncomfortable feeling’ with the killing of bin Laden is underpinned more by moral cowardice than political principle.