Category Corruption

Killing them softly: Palestinian voices at the Knesset [The New Arab]

The recent arrests of Balad party officials are the latest example of how Israel is using legislation and policy to quash Arab-Israeli political popularity First published in The New Arab on 22 September 2016: As 20 officials of the Balad party were arrested on charges of fraud, Secretary General Matanis Shahadeh of the targeted group […]

Human Trafficking in Pakistan Part 4 – The Government Response

In 2002, the US, in their annual report on trafficking in persons, took Pakistan off the watchlist as countries who were not making any effort in the fight against trafficking. The reason for this removal was because Pakistan made an action to create a piece of legislation, called the Prevention and Control against Human Trafficking […]

Human Trafficking in Pakistan Part 2 – Modus Operandi

Human trafficking is big business! It’s the third largest revenue generator from an illegal source, after drugs and guns and hidden operations have been found in every continent and the most surprising locations. Methods boil down to old fashioned organised crime, corruption, psychological and mental intimidation. In Pakistan, while organised crime is strongly linked to […]