Hostile Environment

Prisoners of history: how a village in Nepal became a hostile environment

Prisoners of history: how a village in Nepal became a hostile environment

The dust is still settling in Nepal but the country is, arguably, on the road to stable peace. Yet, the case of Thawang shows how wars can continue to claim victims. A persisting fear of this tiny minority group, rooted in misperceptions of their extremist views, sees them continue to be labelled by narratives informed by war.

The Anatomy of the Hostile Environment: A Weekend with Birkbeck School of Law

The Anatomy of the Hostile Environment: A Weekend with Birkbeck School of Law

The talks were bold indictments of a state that has conscripted all areas of society into enforcing its racialised immigration control system, a state that has turned bankers, landlords, teachers, nurses, doctors and even NGO workers into border guards. A state that speaks of humans as ‘illegals’.

Mishka: Speak to the brain, not just the heart

Mishka: Speak to the brain, not just the heart

As an advocate and an activist with the first-hand experience, I am not here to perform my experiences for anyone’s consumption; I am here to talk about the bigger picture. I am here to talk about real change.

Isa Muazu: No Walls, No Boundaries, No Barriers to Justice

Isa Muazu: No Walls, No Boundaries, No Barriers to Justice

Theresa May made my life a living Hell. I am not a bad person or destructive, I was in the UK to do good and be nice to everyone, and to be safe from a serious threat. I’m writing for this blog because people need to listen and hear our voices of the less privileged.