legacy of colonialism

Kenyan Mau Mau: official policy was to cover up brutal mistreatment

The Kenyan rebellion case could be groundbreaking in making the connection between wrongdoing and government action

Britain has said sorry to the Mau Mau. The rest of the empire is still waiting

British colonial violence was brutal, and systematic. If there is any justice, the Mau Mau's stunning legal victory should be the first of many

Inglorious Empire: what the British did to India

Book review: Shashi Tharoor’s angry history of British rule in India is a timely response to empire nostalgia

5 of the worst atrocities carried out by British Empire, after ‘historical amnesia’ claims

The British people suffer "historical amnesia" over the atrocities committed by their former empire, an Indian MP and author has claimed. Former UN under-secretary general Dr Shashi Tharoor said the British education system fails to tell the real story of empire.

Court hears of policy to discredit abuse claims during Mau Mau uprising

Counsel for Kenyan claimants accuses the Conservative government of 1950s of undermining people who reported abuse

Website of the Batang Kali families

Britains secret wars - Oman

For more than 100 years, Britain has been perpetually at war. Some conflicts, such as the Falklands, have become central to our national narrative, but others, including the brutal suppression of rebels in Oman, have been deliberately hidden

The 1938 al-Bassa Massacre and the Royal Ulster Rifles

The massacre by British soldiers you have probably never heard of.

History of the Belgian Congo: Imperialism, Genocide & Atrocities

The Belgian Congo is often cited as one of the most brutal and exploitative colonial regimes in modern history. It stands as an extreme example of the cruelty of European rule in Africa for the sake of economic gain.

The Hooded Men

The Committee on the Administration (CAJ) and the Pat Finucane Centre (PFC) welcome Amnesty International’s call to the Irish Government that it seeks to re-open the case it took against the UK in relation to the use of the "five interrogation techniques" inflicted on 14 men when internment was...