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Cuts to UK research funding threaten critical human rights projects across the world

By Wangu Kanja, Affiliated Researcher, University of Birmingham
Heather D. Flowe, Reader in Forensic Psychology, University of Birmingham
Nic Cheeseman, Professor of Democracy, University of Birmingham
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There have been recent controversial cuts to the UK’s aid budget – slashed from 0.7% of gross national income to 0.5% last month – which have undermined the country’s commitment to “be a force for good in the world”. The cuts will have a devastating impact on the provision of services in humanitarian crises, such as in Yemen, and it will also affect vital research projects.

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