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  • Universal Jurisdiction -  The Individual Freedom to Commence a Private Prosecution should be retained Friday August 12th, 2011: David Cameron’s condemnation of the Israeli naval attack on the flotilla and his assertion that Gaza is “a prison camp” ought to make him think again about William Hague’s  decision ...
  • Letter to the Editor of The Times Friday August 12th, 2011: Yesterday’s decision by Theresa May to cut the Police Inspectorate’s inquiry into the Worboys and Reid rape cases means that lessons from these two shamefully badly investigated cases will never ...
  • Who will police the Police? Friday August 12th, 2011: This week, on the very day that the Equalities and Human Rights Commission reported that black people are 15% of police stop and search victims whilst numbering only 3% of ...
  • Unanswered Questions in the Rape Retraction Saga Friday August 12th, 2011: The criminal justice professionals who contributed to the saga of “Sarah”, as the Guardian named her in Saturday’s interview, the Powys women imprisoned for retracting her rape complaint against her ...
  • Save the citizens’ right! Friday August 12th, 2011: The Tory-led government, under pressure from Israel, intends to end the citizen right to initiate a prosecution for war crime. Clause 151 of the Police and Social Responsibility Bill will ...
  • Hello Tuesday August 09th, 2011: Hello, Welcome to my new website. This is the new blog. I will be making frequent  updates and keeping you informed of some of  my activities. The new site also contains an archive ...
  • The Equality Act is one year old today Sunday October 17th, 2010: The Equality Act is one year old today, having been taken through the House of Commons by Vera shortly before the last General Election. Read Karon Monaghan’s piece on it from ...
  • The anti-human rights obsession of Theresa and the Tories Sunday October 17th, 2010: That our blessed Home Secretary can be applauded for proclaiming that human rights won’t let us deport a pet owner shows the Tories’ amazing gullibility to myths about foreigners. Xenophobia ...
  • Maiden speech as an MP – July 2001 Monday July 09th, 2001: Below is a copy of Vera Baird’s maiden speech made in the Houses of Parliament on 9th July 2001. In it you she talks about thoughts on her predecessor Mo ...