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About Matthew Vickery

Matthew Vickery is a journalist and researcher covering conflict, human rights and workers’ rights issues throughout the Middle East, as well as extensively in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. His bylines include Al-Jazeera, Foreign Policy, Ha’aretz, The Times, and USA Today among others.

Articles by Matthew Vickery

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

For Palestinian labourers, settlement work is a nuanced form of forced labour

Palestinian workers on Israeli settlements are fed up with being used as propaganda for Israeli businesses and government and with being vilified for work they say they are forced into.

Uganda traditional justice mechanisms must triumph over western interventionism

We should not deny Ugandans the chance to bring a man who has committed horrific crimes to justice. However we must be careful that our moral greed does not inadvertently force Ugandan reconciliation backwards.

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