By Agnes Leung On 25 May 2020, George Floyd, a 46-year old black African-American man was arrested after being accused of counterfeiting US 20-dollar-note in Minnesota, the United States. While in police custody, a white police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for a period of 8 minutes 46 seconds. Despite Floyd’s desperate callContinue reading “The human rights challenges raised by the killing of George Floyd”
By Samuel Hoar Predictive Policing Derek Chauvin’s murder of George Floyd on 25 May 2020 sparked a wave of global protests against police racial discrimination and broader racial inequalities. In this light, concerns about the practice of predictive policing have gathered momentum and received greater public attention. This piece evaluates the supposed benefits of predictiveContinue reading “Predictive Policing & The Right to Non-Discrimination”
By Freya Graham It’s an action movie trope that everyone’s familiar with — a brazen police officer orundercover spy is entrusted with a host of gadgets and gizmos to help them fight crime.Often, it borders on the ridiculous — anyone remember the exploding chewing gum inMission: Impossible? Sophisticated police technology is no longer the remitContinue reading “Predictive Policing: Is It Biased?”
By Ole Christiansen The head of the NHS, Sir Simon Stevens, said in February that there is a “pandemic of disinformation” (Hurynag, 2021). The disinformation is related to the BAME community’s reluctance to take the covid vaccine. This is due to lack of trust, and wilful misinformation (Woolley, 2021). BAME individuals have a lack ofContinue reading “How has disinformation contributed to the low uptake of the covid vaccine in the BAME community?”
In this podcast we are joined by a special guest Ruth Strachan. We discuss the black lives matter movement, the importance of active allieship and, the impact of freedom of speech and hate speech on the black lives matter movement (Click here to listen)
We discuss the Black Lives Matter Movement, what it means to us and give our views racism, inequality and the need for change. (Click here to listen)
Black lives matter A number of #blacklivesmatter protests have taken place recently all over the world following the death of George Flyod in the United States. Although the #blacklivesmatter movement began in 2013, racism has continued to exist in society in various ways. Racism is a core human rights issue and, as this uprising gainsContinue reading “Black Lives Matter – What can you do?”
What is Mental Health? The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines health as ‘a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity’ with good mental health being defined as ‘state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normalContinue reading “Mental Health in Africa”
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