In 2017 14 million people in the UK were living in poverty with child poverty expected to rise further by 2022. Does the visit of the UN Special Rapporteur make this an international human rights issue? … More Poverty in the UK—an international human rights issue?
The international community should prioritise Africa’s economic self-determination and put in place binding mechanisms to hold multinational corporations to account. … More Self-determination—it’s the economy, stupid!
The UK should introduce a distinct law to hold parent companies to account based on the economic benefit they derive from activities of offending subsidiaries. … More Access to justice in claims against UK parent companies
Britain should do more to provide access to justice for African communities harmed by British companies. A 2015 report concluded that UK companies (including 16 FTSE 100 companies) were responsible for 18 cases of serious human and environmental rights abuses across Africa.
As the world reflects on the passing of Kofi Annan, a new generation of activist musicians face obstacles to enjoying their freedom of expression … More Freedom of expression and Africa’s new activist musicians
Our African identity as part of the diaspora should be as important as our other identities. We are here because of our ancestors’ struggles, optimism and yearning. We are our ancestors’ wildest dreams! … More Reflections on Emancipation – a voice from the Diaspora
Nigeria now has the largest number of people living in extreme poverty (less than $1.90 a day). By 2030, 90% of the countries living in extreme poverty will be in Africa. Are human rights part of the answer? … More Extreme poverty in Nigeria: Are human rights part of the answer?