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Following the Foreign Secretary’s naming of Uyghur Genocide in Xinjiang, the UK Government are considering diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics but “no decisions have yet been made about Government attendance at the Beijing Olympics in 2022.”

Following the Foreign Secretary's naming of Uyghur Genocide in Xinjiang, the UK Government are considering diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics but "no decisions have yet been made about Government attendance at the Beijing Olympics in 2022." Lord Ahmad of...

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Destruction of Uyghur Cultural Sites: Government agrees to raise this issue with UNESCO partners and says ” We agree that UNESCO should be fully aware of what is happening in Xinjiang, and consider carefully how it can pursue its mandate in this context.”

Destruction of Uyghur Cultural Sites: Government agrees to raise this issue with UNESCO partners and says " We agree that UNESCO should be fully aware of what is happening in Xinjiang, and consider carefully how it can pursue its mandate in this context." Lord Ahmad...

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Genocide Debate – House of Lords November 2021

Genocide Debate – House of Lords November 2021

Opening of Debate: Reported remarks of the Foreign Secretary that a genocide is underway against the Uyghur population in Xinjiang, China. House of LordsThursday 25 November 2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0w0NjNG-dQ Lord Alton of Liverpool:My Lords, in moving...

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Pictures to shake the conscience of the world.

Pictures to shake the conscience of the world.

In my youth, this powerful and disturbing single image - Huynh Cong “Nick” Ut’s photograph of a naked girl running from a napalm attack during the Vietnam War - came to define that moment and to disturb consciences. And images of starving Nigerian children caught up...

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Genocide Debate – House of Lords November 2021

Genocide Debate – House of Lords November 2021

Opening of Debate: Reported remarks of the Foreign Secretary that a genocide is underway against the Uyghur population in Xinjiang, China. House of LordsThursday 25 November 2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0w0NjNG-dQ Lord Alton of Liverpool:My Lords, in moving...

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The 150th Anniversary of the Anderton Boat Lift.

The 150th Anniversary of the Anderton Boat Lift.

View Post An afternoon spent with the Canal and River Trust in Cheshire to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Anderton Boat Lift - one of the seven wonders of Britain’s waterways. Opened in 1875 it became the world’s first successful boat lift - a feat of...

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Standing up for religious freedom. Webinar on Faith and Freedom – What it looks like and why we should fight for it . Religious freedom is often described as an “orphaned right”.  This liberty, central to a free society, is under-recognised and frequently trampled on.

Standing up for religious freedom. Webinar on Faith and Freedom – What it looks like and why we should fight for it . Religious freedom is often described as an “orphaned right”. This liberty, central to a free society, is under-recognised and frequently trampled on.

Standing up for religious freedom. Webinar on Faith and Freedom - What it looks like and why we should fight for it . Religious freedom is often described as an “orphaned right”. This liberty, central to a free society, is under-recognised and frequently trampled on....

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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.