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Clive Baldwin
Senior legal advisor at Human Rights Watch

Entries by Clive Baldwin

In the Highest Degree Odious

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2014 | 3:08 PM

The British government is still fighting case after case concerning allegations of abuses by its forces during the 2003 Iraq conflict. This month it had a rare victory. The European Court of Human Rights found no human rights violations by the United Kingdom in the detention and death...

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Why the ICC Needed to Reopen the Iraq Abuse Case

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2014 | 3:57 AM

The announcement on 13 May by the International Criminal Court prosecutor that she is reopening a 'preliminary examination' into alleged British war crimes in Iraq seems to have taken many in the UK by surprise. But it's less surprising to anyone who has followed the...

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The Only Thing 'Spinning' is the Government on Human Rights

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2013 | 11:55 AM

This week, two events, just hours apart, showed the level of confusion and derision some senior British ministers have sunk to in their approach to human rights. On Tuesday morning, the European Court of Human Rights published a carefully worded and moderate ruling on 'whole-life' sentences. By 16 votes (including...

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A Child on Trial at Guantanamo

(2) Comments | Posted February 12, 2008 | 7:48 PM

February 11, 2008, Guantanamo Bay Naval Base -- Nothing quite prepares you for the reality of justice, Guantanamo style. It's not the endless security checks, the first sight of a Guantanamo detainee or that a military prosecutor begins his legal argument by describing how he salutes the flag during his...

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