Professor Philip Murphy, director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, welcomes a new generation of Commonwealth activists who are using established legal and constitutional tools to tackle its ‘imperial-era homophobic laws’.
The modern Commonwealth is all round us, not least because of migration into Britain since the Second World War. These population flows included returning communities from the dissolving British Empire, socioeconomic migrants, family reunions and marriage, refugees and asylum seekers. Each one had a unique story of transition and migration, which was infinitely personal and […]
Image: African bush elephant skull, © JimJones1971 at English Wikipedia Professor Keith Somerville Ivory and elephants have for decades been very emotive topics among conservationists, wildlife departments and NGOs in states which have elephant populations and in Western countries which believe they have a right to tell others how to manage their wildlife resources. This has led […]
We talk to the director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICWS), who says ‘far from gently fading away, the collective memory of empire and its consequences is becoming an ever more prominent element in current political debates.’