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The Policy Unit

The Policy Unit produces topical and timely analysis on major policy issues in international affairs, including human rights issues, foreign policy analysis and conflict monitoring. This division is responsible for the production of the Human Security Centre’s regular Policy Briefings.

Indefinite Incarceration – Thousands of Children in Northern Syria at Risk of Death During Arbitrary Detention

Despite the fall of IS in Northern Syria, closure for the many victims of their assaults and exploitation has not yet been obtained. Repatriation efforts appear insignificant at best, with hundreds of vulnerable children still being detained in inhumane conditions with little hope for freedom.

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Corrupt Enforcement – Bangladeshi Police and Security Forces Still Not Held Accountable for Torture and Arbitrary Detainment

Poor investigative mechanisms, conflicts of interest, an epidemic-level use of torture and enforced disappearances as well as a protective relationship between the judiciary, law enforcement agencies and Bangladeshi government shows any meaningful aims to eradicate these issues only exist in a theoretical format.

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From Bad to Worse – How the UK’s Counterintuitive Rwanda Agreement Fails to Meet Britain’s International Obligations

The UK has, albeit not admittingly, attempted to palm off their international obligations upon another State. This attempt is not only non-permissible under international law but also does not relieve the UK of their obligations to the Refugee Convention, of which they are a signatory party.

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Centralized Unreliability – Iraqi ‘Fact-Finding Committee’ & Governorate Courts Continue to Fall Short on Accountability

Since 2019, Iraq has been plagued by constant demonstrations and protests against corrupt governance. In responding to these protests, many claim that the Iraqi government have disregarded not only human rights, but also civil and political rights such as freedom of expression & association.

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