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November warning “Tigray on the edge of Genocide” ignored.Amnesty and Human Rights Watch Report on Atrocity Crimes in Tigray. On Tuesday Parliamentarians will challenge Ministers to say when the U.K. will be taking action at the UN Security Council following blocks by China and Russia after attempts by Ireland to raise it.

November warning “Tigray on the edge of Genocide” ignored.Amnesty and Human Rights Watch Report on Atrocity Crimes in Tigray. On Tuesday Parliamentarians will challenge Ministers to say when the U.K. will be taking action at the UN Security Council following blocks by China and Russia after attempts by Ireland to raise it.

Following urgent letters to Foreign Office Ministers on Thursday and Friday last week - and several written Parliament Questions whichI tabled - on Tuesday I have secured the Topical Oral Question in the House to ask the Government how they are responding to reports...

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The Commonwealth was urged today, in a Parliamentary debate about modern slavery and human trafficking, to mobilise the 2 billion people who live in Commonwealth countries  both demonstrating its values and giving hope to millions of benighted and downtrodden people

The Commonwealth was urged today, in a Parliamentary debate about modern slavery and human trafficking, to mobilise the 2 billion people who live in Commonwealth countries both demonstrating its values and giving hope to millions of benighted and downtrodden people

4th March 2021:Lord Alton:Could the Minister say whether he supports the calls of the Arise charity, of which I am a Trustee, for mandatory human rights due diligence and mandatory transparency guidelines through company supply chains? Building on the UK’s landmark...

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Andrew Mitchell is right to call upon all those who care about the holocaust, genocide, and justice to take up the cause of the souls of the slaughtered Tutsis who cry out for justice. He says “Britain has turned a deaf ear. We should all be ashamed.”   And, What I Learnt at Rwanda’s Murambi Genocide site in 2004 and in Darfur as “never again” happened all over again.

Andrew Mitchell is right to call upon all those who care about the holocaust, genocide, and justice to take up the cause of the souls of the slaughtered Tutsis who cry out for justice. He says “Britain has turned a deaf ear. We should all be ashamed.” And, What I Learnt at Rwanda’s Murambi Genocide site in 2004 and in Darfur as “never again” happened all over again.

In my 2004 report I described how “56,000 bodies were found there, and we walked from classroom to classroom, viewing 852 remains that have been disinterred. Within a few days of the massacre, a volleyball court had been built on top of one of the mass graves which,...

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All-Party Genocide Amendment Passed After Second Debate in the Lords by 359 votes to 188. With a majority of 171it returns to the House of Commons on Tuesday next – having been defeated by a slender Government majority of 11 votes on the first time of consideration during ping pong between the two Houses. Full debate and briefing here:

All-Party Genocide Amendment Passed After Second Debate in the Lords by 359 votes to 188. With a majority of 171it returns to the House of Commons on Tuesday next – having been defeated by a slender Government majority of 11 votes on the first time of consideration during ping pong between the two Houses. Full debate and briefing here:

Trade Bill (Ping Pong Amendment) February 2nd 2021. Video here: https://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/7347b7f0-bd38-464a-8ddc-11e2e6bf55e0 All-Party Genocide Amendment Passed After Second Debate in the Lords by 359 votes to 188. With a majority of 171it returns to the...

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For the Uyghurs, Genocide is a word which dares not speak its name. For the sake of women like Rahima Mahmut, Gulzira Auelkhan, Sayragul Sauytbay, and Ruqiye Perhat – whose heart-breaking, shocking, stories are recorded here – it’s time that the crime of genocide was given definition in the UK. On January 19th Parliament can use its voice and speak that name – insisting on justice for victims of Genocide and refusing to make tawdry trade deals with those responsible for the crime above all crimes.

For the Uyghurs, Genocide is a word which dares not speak its name. For the sake of women like Rahima Mahmut, Gulzira Auelkhan, Sayragul Sauytbay, and Ruqiye Perhat – whose heart-breaking, shocking, stories are recorded here – it’s time that the crime of genocide was given definition in the UK. On January 19th Parliament can use its voice and speak that name – insisting on justice for victims of Genocide and refusing to make tawdry trade deals with those responsible for the crime above all crimes.

For the Uyghurs Genocide is a word which dares not speak its name ================================================= Extract: What word comes into your mind when you hear evidence of  a State  complicit in the destruction of a people’s identity; complicit in...

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Stop Organ Harvesting In China

Stop Organ Harvesting In China

As the Medicines and Medical Devices Bill Bill comes to be discussed in Parliament, at its Report Stage in the House of Lords these speeches on forced organ harvesting were made by members from all sides of the House. Second Reading: ...

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Christmas 2020 – Listen to T.S.Eliot and Hugh Laurie reading “Journey of the Magi”, Read J.R.R.Tolkien’s, Noel, and G.K.Chesterton’s “The House of Christmas” and Liverpool poet, Stewart Henderson’s ,new 2020 Christmas poem, What did you get for Christmas?

Christmas 2020 – Listen to T.S.Eliot and Hugh Laurie reading “Journey of the Magi”, Read J.R.R.Tolkien’s, Noel, and G.K.Chesterton’s “The House of Christmas” and Liverpool poet, Stewart Henderson’s ,new 2020 Christmas poem, What did you get for Christmas?

Christmas 2020 - Listen to T.S.Eliot and Hugh Laurie reading "Journey of the Magi", Read J.R.R.Tolkien's, Noel, and G.K.Chesterton's "The House of Christmas" and Liverpool poet, Stewart Henderson's ,new 2020 Christmas poem, What did you get for Christmas? The...

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The Place In Which We Work

The Place In Which We Work

The Houses of Parliament We all see the place where we work very differently. At the end of another very long day, at 8.30 pm tonight, I was alone in the House of Lords cafeteria - where the wonderful (mainly Polish) staff were living out Napoleon‘s maxim that armies...

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The World Must Not Forget Andy Li And The Hong Kong 12

The World Must Not Forget Andy Li And The Hong Kong 12

With Andy Li During The Hong Kong Elections In the U.K. Parliament I have again asked the U.K. Government what information they have on the wellbeing of the 12 young prodemocracy activists from Hong Kong, arrested by China. I asked whether the U.K. has asked China to...

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Question in Parliament Today on Hong Kong and the arrest of 100 pro-democracy leaders under the CCP’s draconian National Security Law. Almost every pro democracy activist is on trial, in exile, or in prison. The CCP has sounded the death knell for democracy but one day the CCP’s red wall will go the way of the Berlin Wall.

  Private Notice Question2.01pm March 8th 2021 Asked byLord Alton of Liverpool  To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Hong Kong regarding the mass arrests of leaders of the Hong Kong democracy movement.Lord...

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CONFERENCE ON THE CCP’S FORCED ORGAN HARVESTING – with opening remarks by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC and Parliamentarians from Canada, Europe, the US and Australia, including Senator Eric Abetz, Chair of the Australian Senate’s Foreign Affairs, Defence, and Trade Legislation Committee  described the CCP’s actions against the Uyghurs in Xinjiang as a “genocide”.

CONFERENCE ON THE CCP’S FORCED ORGAN HARVESTING – with opening remarks by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC and Parliamentarians from Canada, Europe, the US and Australia, including Senator Eric Abetz, Chair of the Australian Senate’s Foreign Affairs, Defence, and Trade Legislation Committee described the CCP’s actions against the Uyghurs in Xinjiang as a “genocide”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8V8OPalKbc CONFERENCE ON THE CCP'S FORCED ORGAN HARVESTING - with opening remarks by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC AUSTRALIAN SENATORS CALLED THE PRC’S ACTIONS “GENOCIDE” (Canberra, ACT, 3/4/2021) --- Speaking at the Conference on the CCP’s...

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November warning “Tigray on the edge of Genocide” ignored.Amnesty and Human Rights Watch Report on Atrocity Crimes in Tigray. On Tuesday Parliamentarians will challenge Ministers to say when the U.K. will be taking action at the UN Security Council following blocks by China and Russia after attempts by Ireland to raise it.

November warning “Tigray on the edge of Genocide” ignored.Amnesty and Human Rights Watch Report on Atrocity Crimes in Tigray. On Tuesday Parliamentarians will challenge Ministers to say when the U.K. will be taking action at the UN Security Council following blocks by China and Russia after attempts by Ireland to raise it.

Following urgent letters to Foreign Office Ministers on Thursday and Friday last week - and several written Parliament Questions whichI tabled - on Tuesday I have secured the Topical Oral Question in the House to ask the Government how they are responding to reports...

read more
The Commonwealth was urged today, in a Parliamentary debate about modern slavery and human trafficking, to mobilise the 2 billion people who live in Commonwealth countries  both demonstrating its values and giving hope to millions of benighted and downtrodden people

The Commonwealth was urged today, in a Parliamentary debate about modern slavery and human trafficking, to mobilise the 2 billion people who live in Commonwealth countries both demonstrating its values and giving hope to millions of benighted and downtrodden people

4th March 2021:Lord Alton:Could the Minister say whether he supports the calls of the Arise charity, of which I am a Trustee, for mandatory human rights due diligence and mandatory transparency guidelines through company supply chains? Building on the UK’s landmark...

read more
Andrew Mitchell is right to call upon all those who care about the holocaust, genocide, and justice to take up the cause of the souls of the slaughtered Tutsis who cry out for justice. He says “Britain has turned a deaf ear. We should all be ashamed.”   And, What I Learnt at Rwanda’s Murambi Genocide site in 2004 and in Darfur as “never again” happened all over again.

Andrew Mitchell is right to call upon all those who care about the holocaust, genocide, and justice to take up the cause of the souls of the slaughtered Tutsis who cry out for justice. He says “Britain has turned a deaf ear. We should all be ashamed.” And, What I Learnt at Rwanda’s Murambi Genocide site in 2004 and in Darfur as “never again” happened all over again.

In my 2004 report I described how “56,000 bodies were found there, and we walked from classroom to classroom, viewing 852 remains that have been disinterred. Within a few days of the massacre, a volleyball court had been built on top of one of the mass graves which,...

read more
All-Party Genocide Amendment Passed After Second Debate in the Lords by 359 votes to 188. With a majority of 171it returns to the House of Commons on Tuesday next – having been defeated by a slender Government majority of 11 votes on the first time of consideration during ping pong between the two Houses. Full debate and briefing here:

All-Party Genocide Amendment Passed After Second Debate in the Lords by 359 votes to 188. With a majority of 171it returns to the House of Commons on Tuesday next – having been defeated by a slender Government majority of 11 votes on the first time of consideration during ping pong between the two Houses. Full debate and briefing here:

Trade Bill (Ping Pong Amendment) February 2nd 2021. Video here: https://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/7347b7f0-bd38-464a-8ddc-11e2e6bf55e0 All-Party Genocide Amendment Passed After Second Debate in the Lords by 359 votes to 188. With a majority of 171it returns to the...

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For the Uyghurs, Genocide is a word which dares not speak its name. For the sake of women like Rahima Mahmut, Gulzira Auelkhan, Sayragul Sauytbay, and Ruqiye Perhat – whose heart-breaking, shocking, stories are recorded here – it’s time that the crime of genocide was given definition in the UK. On January 19th Parliament can use its voice and speak that name – insisting on justice for victims of Genocide and refusing to make tawdry trade deals with those responsible for the crime above all crimes.

For the Uyghurs, Genocide is a word which dares not speak its name. For the sake of women like Rahima Mahmut, Gulzira Auelkhan, Sayragul Sauytbay, and Ruqiye Perhat – whose heart-breaking, shocking, stories are recorded here – it’s time that the crime of genocide was given definition in the UK. On January 19th Parliament can use its voice and speak that name – insisting on justice for victims of Genocide and refusing to make tawdry trade deals with those responsible for the crime above all crimes.

For the Uyghurs Genocide is a word which dares not speak its name ================================================= Extract: What word comes into your mind when you hear evidence of  a State  complicit in the destruction of a people’s identity; complicit in...

read more
Stop Organ Harvesting In China

Stop Organ Harvesting In China

As the Medicines and Medical Devices Bill Bill comes to be discussed in Parliament, at its Report Stage in the House of Lords these speeches on forced organ harvesting were made by members from all sides of the House. Second Reading: ...

read more
Christmas 2020 – Listen to T.S.Eliot and Hugh Laurie reading “Journey of the Magi”, Read J.R.R.Tolkien’s, Noel, and G.K.Chesterton’s “The House of Christmas” and Liverpool poet, Stewart Henderson’s ,new 2020 Christmas poem, What did you get for Christmas?

Christmas 2020 – Listen to T.S.Eliot and Hugh Laurie reading “Journey of the Magi”, Read J.R.R.Tolkien’s, Noel, and G.K.Chesterton’s “The House of Christmas” and Liverpool poet, Stewart Henderson’s ,new 2020 Christmas poem, What did you get for Christmas?

Christmas 2020 - Listen to T.S.Eliot and Hugh Laurie reading "Journey of the Magi", Read J.R.R.Tolkien's, Noel, and G.K.Chesterton's "The House of Christmas" and Liverpool poet, Stewart Henderson's ,new 2020 Christmas poem, What did you get for Christmas? The...

read more
The Place In Which We Work

The Place In Which We Work

The Houses of Parliament We all see the place where we work very differently. At the end of another very long day, at 8.30 pm tonight, I was alone in the House of Lords cafeteria - where the wonderful (mainly Polish) staff were living out Napoleon‘s maxim that armies...

read more
The World Must Not Forget Andy Li And The Hong Kong 12

The World Must Not Forget Andy Li And The Hong Kong 12

With Andy Li During The Hong Kong Elections In the U.K. Parliament I have again asked the U.K. Government what information they have on the wellbeing of the 12 young prodemocracy activists from Hong Kong, arrested by China. I asked whether the U.K. has asked China to...

read more

Question in Parliament Today on Hong Kong and the arrest of 100 pro-democracy leaders under the CCP’s draconian National Security Law. Almost every pro democracy activist is on trial, in exile, or in prison. The CCP has sounded the death knell for democracy but one day the CCP’s red wall will go the way of the Berlin Wall.

  Private Notice Question2.01pm March 8th 2021 Asked byLord Alton of Liverpool  To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Hong Kong regarding the mass arrests of leaders of the Hong Kong democracy movement.Lord...

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CONFERENCE ON THE CCP’S FORCED ORGAN HARVESTING – with opening remarks by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC and Parliamentarians from Canada, Europe, the US and Australia, including Senator Eric Abetz, Chair of the Australian Senate’s Foreign Affairs, Defence, and Trade Legislation Committee  described the CCP’s actions against the Uyghurs in Xinjiang as a “genocide”.

CONFERENCE ON THE CCP’S FORCED ORGAN HARVESTING – with opening remarks by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC and Parliamentarians from Canada, Europe, the US and Australia, including Senator Eric Abetz, Chair of the Australian Senate’s Foreign Affairs, Defence, and Trade Legislation Committee described the CCP’s actions against the Uyghurs in Xinjiang as a “genocide”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8V8OPalKbc CONFERENCE ON THE CCP'S FORCED ORGAN HARVESTING - with opening remarks by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC AUSTRALIAN SENATORS CALLED THE PRC’S ACTIONS “GENOCIDE” (Canberra, ACT, 3/4/2021) --- Speaking at the Conference on the CCP’s...

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Parliament

The Commonwealth was urged today, in a Parliamentary debate about modern slavery and human trafficking, to mobilise the 2 billion people who live in Commonwealth countries  both demonstrating its values and giving hope to millions of benighted and downtrodden people

The Commonwealth was urged today, in a Parliamentary debate about modern slavery and human trafficking, to mobilise the 2 billion people who live in Commonwealth countries both demonstrating its values and giving hope to millions of benighted and downtrodden people

4th March 2021:Lord Alton:Could the Minister say whether he supports the calls of the Arise charity, of which I am a Trustee, for mandatory human rights due diligence and mandatory transparency guidelines through company supply chains? Building on the UK’s landmark...

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China – The Right Balance?

China – The Right Balance?

During the International Relations and Defence Select Committee Inquiry into China, Trade and Security I asked if we have struck the right balance....My question was answered by Charles Parton OBE, Senior Associate Fellow, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) &...

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59,000,280 antidepressant products were dispensed in  England between March 2020 and November 2020. Parliamentary reply confirms the cost was a staggering  £286,838,390.64.  Isn’t it time we asked ourselves some fundamental questions about the reasons for the scale of use, along with weighing the cost and the consequences.

59,000,280 antidepressant products were dispensed in England between March 2020 and November 2020. Parliamentary reply confirms the cost was a staggering £286,838,390.64. Isn’t it time we asked ourselves some fundamental questions about the reasons for the scale of use, along with weighing the cost and the consequences.

59,000,280 antidepressant products were dispensed in England between March 2020 and November 2020. Parliamentary reply confirms the cost was a staggering £286,838,390.64. Isn't it time we asked ourselves some fundamental questions about the reasons for the scale of...

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Events 

What happened to the promise? December 9th Webinar – Invitation from the Coalition for Genocide Response commemorating the International Day on the Crime of Genocide with reflections on the Armenian Genocide and its contemporary implications.

What happened to the promise? December 9th Webinar – Invitation from the Coalition for Genocide Response commemorating the International Day on the Crime of Genocide with reflections on the Armenian Genocide and its contemporary implications.

Lord Alton of Liverpool and the Coalition for Genocide Response would like to invite you to a webinar marking the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime: What Happened To The...

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Parliamentary Meeting To Discuss The Evidence That Babies in The Womb Pain Can Feel Pain. Ask your MP to attend and hear the views of two experts who, one pro life and one pro choice, agree that the new evidence should give us all pause for thought.

Parliamentary Meeting To Discuss The Evidence That Babies in The Womb Pain Can Feel Pain. Ask your MP to attend and hear the views of two experts who, one pro life and one pro choice, agree that the new evidence should give us all pause for thought.

The evidence that babies can feel pain in the womb, and during many abortions, highlights the humanity of the unborn child and provides another important reason to introduce legislation to protect the unborn child from abortion.To ensure MPs and Peers are aware of the...

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Video

For an hour this week I spoke to the parents of Azroo Raja, a 13 year old girl in Pakistan- abducted, forcibly converted and married. She has been taken into safety but not yet allowed to be reunited with her family. MPs have raised her case in the House of Commons

For an hour this week I spoke to the parents of Azroo Raja, a 13 year old girl in Pakistan- abducted, forcibly converted and married. She has been taken into safety but not yet allowed to be reunited with her family. MPs have raised her case in the House of Commons

Webinar highlighting the plight of women and girls from religious minorities - an estimated 1000 Christian and Hindu girls are abducted, forcibly converted, and married, every year in Pakistan. https://protect-eu.mimecast.com/s/6svgCVA3BF3RqABtzgAPF?domain=youtube.com...

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Lord Alton of Liverpool

About David Alton

He is a former Liberal Party Member of Parliament for a Liverpool constituency and Chief Whip – who has sat as an Independent Crossbench member of the House of Lords since 1997 when he was made a life peer. He is a Visiting Professor at Liverpool Hope University and author of several books.

Alton is known for his human rights work including the co-founding Jubilee Campaign and Jubilee Action, and serves as chair, patron, or trustee, of several charities and voluntary organisations. He is a member of the House of Lords Select Committee on International Relations and Defence.