With the start of US-led air strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria this week, and Parliament due to vote today on British military action in neighbouring Iraq, attention is once again focused on the conflict which has cost so many lives since 2011. When G8 leaders met in Fermanagh last year, they committed themselves to helping to bring…Continue reading Attacking Islamic State vs protecting civilians in Syria?
Securing Europe’s borders versus saving lives
Amnesty International charges in a new report (PDF) and campaign that European governments care more about reinforcing their borders than saving lives, and that they often endanger migrants by outsourcing security along their boundaries. Amnesty’s When you don’t exist campaign focuses on the plight of these ‘people on the move’. According to Amnesty: Last year, at…Continue reading Securing Europe’s borders versus saving lives