Paul Vallely is Associate Editor of The Independent where he writes on social, ethical, political and cultural issues. He writes leaders, features and has a weekly column in the Independent on Sunday. He was co-author of the report of the Commission for Africa and has chaired several development charities.
23 September 2012 12:00 AM
Dead or alive, the sad or sadistic are glamorised. The reality is that of those who endure the lingering consequences of evil's reckless actions.
22 September 2012 12:00 AM
Damaged and fragile, the inmates at a women's jail disturbed an experienced prison governor so profoundly that he now wants urgent reforms. In the final part of our investigation, we look at what needs to be done to turn lives around, and save families.
20 September 2012 12:00 AM
For children, the cruelty of having a mother sent to jail is nearly always catastrophic. The fourth part of our week-long investigation considers a social tragedy of which most people are barely aware
17 September 2012 12:00 AM
The shocking rate at which Britain jails women damages thousands of innocent children every year and poses mounting risks for society. In a special week-long series, we ask: Isn't there a better way?
16 September 2012 12:00 AM
The independent report on Hillsborough demonstrated that only those outside the usual authorities persisted in getting to the truth
13 September 2012 04:54 PM
The method and approach of the Hillsborough Independent Panel offers a model for uncovering the truth about other public disasters its chairman, James Jones, the Bishop of Liverpool, said today. Independent panels can be faster, cheaper and more considerate of the needs of victims than inquiries led by judges.
09 September 2012 12:00 AM
02 September 2012 12:00 AM
Ill-timed and ill-judged, the Education Secretary's assault on GCSEs is the failure
26 August 2012 12:00 AM
19 August 2012 12:00 AM
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
British jihadist calls for 'flag of Islam' over Downing Street and Buckingham Palace
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
There’s a nasty smell in the political air – and it’s coming from the Tories
- 1 Howard Jacobson: Let's see the 'criticism' of Israel for what it really is
- 2 Gingers face extinction due to climate change, scientists warn
- 3 Brazil vs Germany World Cup 2014: In defence of Mesut Ozil - the Arsenal midfielder works magic in the shadows
- 4 Pornhub pleads with users to stop uploading videos of Brazil 'getting f**ked by Germany' in World Cup match
- 5 Give childhood back to children: if we want our offspring to have happy, productive and moral lives, we must allow more time for play, not less