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15 Sep 2014

ISCI Co-Authors Report on State-Corporate Crime in Papua New Guinea

Jubilee Australia Research Centre, in collaboration with partners at the International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) and the Bismarck Ramu Group, have published a report titled ‘Voice of Bougainville: Nikana Kangsi, Nikana Dong Damana (Our Land, Our Future). The report explores the ways in which complex legacies related to the Bougainville conflict in Papua New Guinea;... Read more »
08 Sep 2014

Interrogating the Corporate Machine

‘I won’t believe it until I see it on TV.’[1] On 4 December 2004, to mark the 20 year anniversary of the Union Carbide chemical disaster in Bhopal, India, a man posing as a public spokesman for Dow Chemical appeared on BBC World and announced that Dow would accept complete financial (and ethical) responsibility for... Read more »
04 Sep 2014

PRESS RELEASE: ISCI shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Award 2014

The International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) is delighted to announce that the State Crime e-Testimony Project has been short-listed for the finals of the Times Higher Education Awards 2014 in the Outstanding ICT Initiative of the Year category. Dr Kristian Lasslett, creator of the State Crime e-Testimony Project, said ‘this is a wonderful example of how the digital... Read more »
29 Aug 2014

The dark politics of Turkish criminal justice: the case of Gulsum Koc*

In the mountain town of Bingöl in eastern Turkey, the arrest, conviction and imprisonment of a young Kurdish woman is symbolic of all that is wrong with Turkish criminal justice and the corrosive politics that infuse it.  Gülsüm Koç, now just 21, is serving the fourth year of a 56-year sentence, handed down to her when... Read more »
11 Aug 2014

Why Bougainville landowners oppose Rio Tinto’s return

Dr Kristian Lasslett | International State Crime Initiative Once more Rio Tinto subsidiary Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL) is in the headlines, after the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) passed transitional mining legislation that seemingly continues the momentum towards the re-opening of the Panguna mine. The legislation has provoked strong condemnation from the landowning communities that will... Read more »
30 Jul 2014

The Paga Hill demolition: Serious questions remain unanswered

Press Release – 30 July 2014 A British based human rights research centre, the International State Crime Initiative, has raised concerns over the contradictory state-corporate response to the recent demolition exercise at Paga Hill. The exercise left hundreds homeless, in addition to destroying WWII relics and a Seven-day Adventist Church. It took place amidst multiple... Read more »
24 Jul 2014

ISCI Condemns Demolition Exercise at Paga Hill

Press Release UK Human Rights Body Condemns Demolition Exercise at Paga Hill British human rights research centre, the International State Crime Initiative, has condemned the demolition exercise at Paga Hill on Tuesday. According to local residents over twenty homes were destroyed, leaving hundreds homeless, in a demolition exercise that was organised by the National Capital... Read more »
22 Jul 2014

MH17 is a crime, and so is the reckless bombardment of all civilian spaces

  The great critic of American foreign policy, Noam Chomsky, has a simple yet controversial technique for identifying contradiction in the international stance of western governments; he judges them by the standards with which they condemn others. Last week, the tragic loss of MH17 elicited an international response that brought into sharp focus a particularly... Read more »
18 Jul 2014

The War on Gaza: Israeli state crime and western complicity

‘I don’t know how my family are’, says Coventry restaurant owner Manal Timraz. ‘Last night was a bloody night because of the armed invasion and because of the types of weapons the Israeli Defence Force are using – gas bombs that create a sweet smell of oranges but cause great devastation.’ As Israeli attacks against... Read more »
18 Jul 2014

International Crimes, International Headlines – Comparing MH17 and Gaza

Today, global audiences are reeling from the devastation of two international crimes.* One involves the downed MH17 jet, and its 299 passengers, the other the besieged residents of Gaza, of which 250+ have died under a hail of Israeli bombs and bullets. Yet these two tragedies, both of the greatest moral gravity, have passed through... Read more »
16 Jul 2014

‘Villagisation’ and State Crime in Ethiopia’s Gambella Region

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By Hanno Brankamp In Ethiopia, evidence suggests that the state has been involved in forced population movements and development-induced displacements, especially in the country’s vast peripheries. Today, Ethiopia’s governing coalition, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), stands accused of violating the rights of the indigenous Anuak (or Anywaa) that comprise nearly 21% of the population... Read more »
09 Jul 2014

Forced evictions in Israel-Palestine

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By Amelia Smith and Penny Green This report examines the ongoing role of Israel’s systematic and criminal programme of forced evictions in mandate Palestine. Our fieldwork took us from East Jerusalem and Ramallah, to the northern reaches of the Jordan Valley, Yafa [Jaffa] and unrecognized villages near Tel Aviv, to Hebron in the southern West Bank,... Read more »
12 Jun 2014

Religious Conversion Law Threatens Religious Freedom in Burma

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(Photo: The Burmese House of Representatives) [This is a Repost of the Media Statement released by the Chin Human Rights Organization on 12th June 2014] Over 80 organizations [Ed: led by Chin Human Rights Organization] from civil society worldwide [Ed: including ISCI] today call on the Government of Burma/Myanmar to scrap proposed legislation that would unlawfully restrict... Read more »
11 Jun 2014

PRESS RELEASE: UK Human Rights Body Warns of Police Intimidation at Paga Hill

                  International State Crime Initiative                 The Dickson Poon School of Law                  King’s College London                  Strand | London | WC2R 2LS Press Release  UK Human Rights Body Warns of Police Intimidation at Paga Hill The International State Crime Initiative (ISCI), a research centre based out of... Read more »
10 Jun 2014

PRESS RELEASE: UK Human Rights Initiative Raises Concerns over Paga Hill Eviction

                  International State Crime Initiative                 The Dickson Poon School of Law                  King’s College London                  Strand | London | WC2R 2LS Press Release UK Human Rights Initiative Raises Concerns over Paga Hill Eviction   The International State Crime Initiative (ISCI), a research centre based out of... Read more »
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