Monthly Archives: April 2012

International justice bites back? Lessons from Charles Taylor’s conviction

With Charles Taylor awaiting sentencing, having been convicted of aiding and abetting crimes committed by the RUF/AFRC during the civil war in Sierra Leone, what are the implications for international justice, and for Africa in particular? Here are a few … Continue reading

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Charity, tax relief and the privatisation of welfare

It’s quite something that brings together a Tory Peer, British NGOs including Oxfam and Save the Children, former Lib Dem leader Menzies Campbell, the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, the Art Fund, Natural History Museum, and many other voluntary organisations … Continue reading

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Big Society Capital: an idea whose time has come?

So with a fanfare, one of the first concrete blocks of Cameron’s ‘big society’ is put in place: Big Society Capital. The £600 million pound fund is intended to help support social enterprises who find it difficult to secure financial … Continue reading

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