Michael Gibb
Freelance writer

Michael Gibb is a freelance writer and journalist. He was previously the coordinator of the UN Panel of Experts on South Sudan and investigated conflict finance for Global Witness, an international NGO. He has a PhD in Philosophy from Oxford University.

Written by Michael Gibb

Illegal gold miners working in a pit in Manicaland, Zimbabwe. Photo by Robin Hammond/Panos Pictures

Essay/
Human rights and justice
Weak links

The idea of the ‘supply chain’ shackles how we think about economic justice. What forces could new metaphors unleash?

Michael Gibb

Real men don’t need books: a hand-coloured lantern slide from 1909 depicting loggers in Hollental, Austria. Photo by Oesterreichsches Volkshochschularchiv/Getty Images

Essay/
Knowledge
Armchair woodsmen

I have books on chopping wood, baking bread and butchery. But what do I really know if I never set foot in the forest?

Michael Gibb