UAE’s New Executive Office of AML/CFT and Dubai’s New Specialized Money Laundering Court

On August 22, 2021, at the directive of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Courts announced the establishment of a specialized new court that will focus on combating money laundering.  The announcement comes just months after the UAE Cabinet approved …
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Home Office is accused of bypassing parliament to rollout facial recognition cameras

Support us and go ad-free A group of civil society bodies has called on the government to ban facial recognition cameras, while accusing police and the Home Office of bypassing parliament over guidance for the use of the technology. Thirty-one organisations including Big Brother Watch, Statewatch and Privacy International have posted an open letter alleging …
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Home Office failing Windrush generation a second time, warn MPs

Support us and go ad-free The Home Office “appears to be failing” the Windrush generation a second time through its ill-thought-out compensation scheme, MPs have warned. They said the remuneration scheme is too complex and too slow to hand out money. They also described it as being understaffed, with only six people at first hired …
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“Landslide”: Michael Wolff on Trump’s Final Days in Office & Why He Still Rules the Republican Party

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: Former President Donald Trump met with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy Thursday as McCarthy has yet to appoint Republicans to the congressional committee investigating the deadly January 6th riot by Trump supporters. For months Republicans have downplayed the insurrection, which …
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Home Office facing questions over refusal to reveal expenditure on aging ex-military ‘detention centre’ for refugees

Support us and go ad-free The Home Office has refused to say how much it has spent operating Napier Barracks, the controversial military site being used to house asylum seekers. Charities said the public “deserve to know the price of this inhumanity” and called for the figures to be published. Home secretary Priti Patel was …
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Win for families as High Court rules Home Office asylum guidance is unlawful

Support us and go ad-free Part of the Home Office’s guidance on reuniting unaccompanied child asylum seekers (UAMs) with their families in the UK is unlawful, the High Court has ruled. Legal action Safe Passage, a charity that supports child refugees, took legal action against the Home Office over how caseworkers are told to process …
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Urgent action needed to stop the Home Office deporting a ‘beloved’ Black Bristolian

Support us and go ad-free The Home Office plans to deport young Black Bristolian Anthonell Peccoo to Jamaica, a country he left when he was six-years-old. Peccoo’s friends and local campaigners are urging people to put pressure on the government to stop the planned deportation. Peccoo’s story Peccoo arrived in England when he was six-years-old. …
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Conditions at a Home Office housing unit deny mums and babies a ‘sense of safety’

An expectant mother staying at a mother and baby unit in Glasgow spoke to The Canary about living conditions there. This mother, who wishes to remain anonymous, has been living in this unit since March 2021. She said it’s “very stressful” living in such cramped conditions where “there is no community”. Various campaigners in Glasgow, …
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Labour calls for investigation into Michael Gove over Cabinet Office unit

Labour has called for the government’s ethics watchdog to investigate whether Michael Gove has broken the ministerial code and misled parliament. The party’s deputy leader Angela Rayner has written to Boris Johnson demanding an investigation. She’s asked that lord Geidt, the adviser on ministers’ interests, investigate a unit known as the Clearing House. The unit …
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Labour calls for investigation into Michael Gove over Cabinet Office unit

Labour has called for the government’s ethics watchdog to investigate whether Michael Gove has broken the ministerial code and misled parliament. The party’s deputy leader Angela Rayner has written to Boris Johnson demanding an investigation. She’s asked that lord Geidt, the adviser on ministers’ interests, investigate a unit known as the Clearing House. The unit …
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