Emily Dugan is social affairs correspondent for The Independent, i and Independent on Sunday. 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.
Schizophrenic man who believes he is a prophet can donate thousands of pounds to the Mormon Church, Court of Protection rules
02 April 2014 06:12 PM
A man with schizophrenia who believes he is a prophet should be free to donate thousands of pounds to the Mormon church, a Court of Protection judge has ruled.
Court of Protection: NHS Trust asks judge to rule on hysterectomy for woman with serious mental health condition
31 March 2014 07:01 PM
A woman with a serious mental health condition should undergo a hysterectomy after being handcuffed and escorted by four guards to the operating table, an NHS Trust told a High Court Judge on Monday.
27 March 2014 04:21 PM
More lesbian couples having babies than ever
Afghanistan abandoned without hope as international aid for the war-ravaged nation plunges by 40 per cent
25 March 2014 06:01 PM
Elections looming, Nato forces pulling out and - although it is almost April - less than one fifth of the UN’s humanitarian plan for this year has been funded
23 March 2014 12:00 AM
But Taliban fury and death threats are risks that Dr Sarabi – standing in the presidential elections on 5 April – says women have to take
22 March 2014 12:00 AM
He leads the polls for April’s election, and is one of the incumbent’s harshest critics. Three of his team have been shot dead and his motorcade attacked. No wonder gunmen guard his gates. He talks to Emily Dugan in Kabul
19 March 2014 09:18 PM
Emily Dugan hears the sceptical reaction to the Chancellor in Birmingham’s Perry Barr constituency
16 March 2014 12:00 AM
The Taliban have pledged to disrupt the poll with 'all force'
Swedish journalist Nils Horner murdered execution-style in Kabul as Afghanistan prepares for fresh violence ahead of its presidential elections
11 March 2014 04:11 PM
A Swedish journalist with dual British nationality was shot and killed in central Kabul this morning as the country braced itself for a surge in violence ahead of next month’s presidential elections.
Thousands of young people forced to go without food after benefits wrongly stopped under 'draconian' new sanctions regime
02 March 2014 12:00 AM
The under-24s are bearing the brunt of a punitive new system that stops payments without warning
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Vladimir Putin is given 'one last chance' to end hostilities in Ukraine
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
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- 2 Students offered grants if they tweet pro-Israeli propaganda
- 3 The Tory donor whose firm is one of Britain’s biggest tax avoiders - with HMRC's blessing
- 4 John Barrowman praised for Commonwealth Games opening ceremony gay kiss
- 5 Israel has discovered that it's no longer so easy to get away with murder in the age of social media