Emily Dugan is social affairs correspondent for The Independent, i and Independent on Sunday, covering Sarah Cassidy’s maternity leave. She was previously a news reporter for The Independent on Sunday. Her investigations into human trafficking have twice been awarded Best Investigative Article at the Anti-Slavery Day Media Awards and her human rights journalism was shortlisted for the Gaby Rado Memorial prize at the 2012 Amnesty Media Awards.
Fitness to work test DOES disadvantage mentally ill: Court of Appeal upholds ruling against Government
04 December 2013 02:33 PM
Hundreds of thousands of people with learning difficulties, mental health problems and autism have to go through the Work Capability Assesment to find out if they are eligible for Employment Support Allowance
03 December 2013 11:47 PM
Children and Families Minister will also pledge £40m extra funding for councils over next three years
03 December 2013 01:22 PM
A man from Pakistan sought to bolster his immigration case, judges decide
03 December 2013 05:01 AM
More than three quarters of Britons give to good causes in a typical month
03 December 2013 12:00 AM
Help for victims of domestic violence in a state of crisis, warns national survey
28 November 2013 05:25 PM
He now weighs just 53 kilos, despite being 5ft 11in tall - but appeals to Home Office seem to be unheeded
25 November 2013 05:51 PM
A man who is "close to death" after being on hunger strike in immigration detention for three months could be sent back to Nigeria on Wednesday after his case failed in the Court of Appeal.
20 November 2013 12:00 AM
Charity has received 175,000 inquiries in the past 12 months, up 10 per cent in the previous year. Emily Dugan reports
19 November 2013 02:00 AM
Plight of MP’s brother raises questions about fairness of controversial welfare reform
17 November 2013 06:52 PM
There is no international consensus on what’s right, but any move to change the law here would be politically impossible
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- 2 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 3 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'
- 4 Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
- 5 Children evacuated from swimming pool after prosthetic leg mistaken for paedophile