Author: Louis Platts-Dunn

Another Story Of Inequality: The Mental Health Toll Of The U.K.’s Coronavirus Lockdown

Survey findings released this week by University College London reveal that a fifth of vulnerable people in the United Kingdom considered self-harming or killing themselves during the country’s coronavirus lockdown. These findings come as multiple mental health charities and official bodies are warning of a “tsunami” of new patients requesting

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Kosovo’s President Thaçi Indicted For War Crimes And Crimes Against Humanity

The Specialist Prosecutor’s Office of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC) announced on June 24th that it is indicting the current Kosovan President, Hashim Thaçi, for war crimes. These allegations follow the KSC’s four-year investigation into potential war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by President Thaçi, and other prominent political

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“We Don’t Have That Stuff in America Here”: How Can The U.K. Tackle Systemic Racism When Those In Power Refuse To Accept It Exists?

The U.K. government has this week published a review investigating why people in BAME communities in Britain are far more likely to die from Coronavirus than the country’s white citizens. Despite the health secretary Matt Hancock’s promises that the government would “get to the bottom” of why these communities are

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U.K. Government’s New Emergency Domestic Abuse Funding Must Address The Systemic Causes Of This Grim Epidemic

The U.K. government’s Housing and Communities Secretary, Robert Jenrick, announced this week that an extra £76 million will be provided to support survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. This follows a staggering increase in reports of domestic abuse in recent weeks, as Coronavirus lockdown measures force people to stay at

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