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While Iran enables Hamas to develop rockets and weaponry aimed at the destruction of Israel it wages a more subtle campaign against the BBC and its reporters. Minister tells me “We condemn the persecution of current and former BBC Persian employees and their family members.”

Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of WimbledonMinister of State for South Asia and the CommonwealthPrime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in ConflictKing Charles StreetLondonSW1A 2AHTel: 0207 008 5000The Lord Alton of LiverpoolHouse of LordsLondonSW1A...

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Professor Jan Nyssen’s Bulletin on the Humanitarian Situation in Tigray including a sad city-trip to Mekelle, the status of farmland preparation in 2021, the power of geolocation to identify war crimes, an overview of recent media articles and opinion pieces

Professor Jan Nyssen's Bulletin on the Humanitarian Situation in Tigray including a sad city-trip to Mekelle, the status of farmland preparation in 2021, the power of geolocation to identify war crimes, an overview of recent media articles and opinion pieces Professor...

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17th May will mark the 26th anniversary since, at the age of 6,  the CCP abducted the Panchen Lama, Gendhun Choekyi Nyima,  together with his family. The Dalai Lama’s representative urges us all to renew the calls for the Panchen Lama’s freedom:

17th May will mark the 26th anniversary since, at the age of 6, the CCP abducted the Panchen Lama, Gendhun Choekyi Nyima, together with his family. The Dalai Lama’s representative urges us all to renew the calls for the Panchen Lama’s freedom:

17th May will mark the 26th anniversary since, at the age of 6, the Panchen Lama, Gendhun Choekyi Nyima was abducted, together with huis family by the CCP. The Dalai Lama's representative urged us all to renew the calls for the Panchen Lama's freedom. His Holiness the...

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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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While Iran enables Hamas to develop rockets and weaponry aimed at the destruction of Israel it wages a more subtle campaign against the BBC and its reporters. Minister tells me “We condemn the persecution of current and former BBC Persian employees and their family members.”

Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of WimbledonMinister of State for South Asia and the CommonwealthPrime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in ConflictKing Charles StreetLondonSW1A 2AHTel: 0207 008 5000The Lord Alton of LiverpoolHouse of LordsLondonSW1A...

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Professor Jan Nyssen’s Bulletin on the Humanitarian Situation in Tigray including a sad city-trip to Mekelle, the status of farmland preparation in 2021, the power of geolocation to identify war crimes, an overview of recent media articles and opinion pieces

Professor Jan Nyssen's Bulletin on the Humanitarian Situation in Tigray including a sad city-trip to Mekelle, the status of farmland preparation in 2021, the power of geolocation to identify war crimes, an overview of recent media articles and opinion pieces Professor...

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17th May will mark the 26th anniversary since, at the age of 6,  the CCP abducted the Panchen Lama, Gendhun Choekyi Nyima,  together with his family. The Dalai Lama’s representative urges us all to renew the calls for the Panchen Lama’s freedom:

17th May will mark the 26th anniversary since, at the age of 6, the CCP abducted the Panchen Lama, Gendhun Choekyi Nyima, together with his family. The Dalai Lama’s representative urges us all to renew the calls for the Panchen Lama’s freedom:

17th May will mark the 26th anniversary since, at the age of 6, the Panchen Lama, Gendhun Choekyi Nyima was abducted, together with huis family by the CCP. The Dalai Lama's representative urged us all to renew the calls for the Panchen Lama's freedom. His Holiness the...

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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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While Iran enables Hamas to develop rockets and weaponry aimed at the destruction of Israel it wages a more subtle campaign against the BBC and its reporters. Minister tells me “We condemn the persecution of current and former BBC Persian employees and their family members.”

Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of WimbledonMinister of State for South Asia and the CommonwealthPrime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in ConflictKing Charles StreetLondonSW1A 2AHTel: 0207 008 5000The Lord Alton of LiverpoolHouse of LordsLondonSW1A...

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For nearly 30 years I have been warning Parliament and successive Governments about the CCP’s violations of human rights – and the role of UK aid. What’s happening in Xinjiang and Hong Kong is of a piece – and no one can say we did not know.

3. Extracts from Hansard (a) Lord Alton’s speech at Committee Stage – 16th July 2001 I signed Amendments Nos. 23 and 24, together with the noble Baroness, Lady Rawlings, the noble Baroness, Lady Cox, who apologises to the House, as she is on parliamentary business in...

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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.