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Auditor General and Health and Safety Executive asked to investigate the purchase of non-compliant, faulty or fake PPE and Sajid Javid urged to introduce transparency in multi billion deals on face masks and lateral flow devices

Auditor General and Health and Safety Executive asked to investigate the purchase of non-compliant, faulty or fake PPE and Sajid Javid urged to introduce transparency in multi billion deals on face masks and lateral flow devices A rush to obtain PPE to protect...

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Forced conversion of minor girls in Pakistan: The Government of Pakistan should not look away from a cruel practice which destroys young lives and does huge damage to the reputation of a great country. The Government should implement the recommendations of the Senate Committee on Minority Rights, setting the minimum age for voluntary religious conversion at 18 years, in accordance with the international norms and standards. And they should do it as a matter of urgency.

Forced conversion of minor girls in Pakistan During a recent meeting of the Parliamentary Commission for the rights of minorities in the Pakistan Senate, the Minister for Religious Affairs, Noorul Haq Qadri, said he does not support a restriction on religious...

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 Daily Telegraph reports that: “New documents show that just 18 months before the first Covid-19 cases appeared, researchers had submitted plans to release skin-penetrating nanoparticles and aerosols containing “novel chimeric spike proteins” of bat coronaviruses into cave bats in Yunnan, China.

       Sarah Knapton of The Daily Telegraph reports that : “New documents show that just 18 months before the first Covid-19 cases appeared, researchers had submitted plans to release skin-penetrating nanoparticles and aerosols containing “novel chimeric spike...

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A Further Account of Life for Persecuted Minorities in Afghanistan Under the Taliban: “I came home from school to find that the Taliban had destroyed our home and killed my parents. Me and my brother were forced to flee Afghanistan. He was 16 years old and I was eight.”

A girl looks on among Afghan women lining up to receive relief assistance, Women who refuse to comply to Taliban ideology are persecuted - as are minorities such as Hazaras, Ahmadis, Christians, Sikhs and LGBTQAfghanistan Under the Taliban: "I came home from school to...

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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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Auditor General and Health and Safety Executive asked to investigate the purchase of non-compliant, faulty or fake PPE and Sajid Javid urged to introduce transparency in multi billion deals on face masks and lateral flow devices

Auditor General and Health and Safety Executive asked to investigate the purchase of non-compliant, faulty or fake PPE and Sajid Javid urged to introduce transparency in multi billion deals on face masks and lateral flow devices A rush to obtain PPE to protect...

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In a Statement to the British Medical Journal Dr.Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, powerfully sets out the case against changing the law on assisted dying-“those resisting legal change include a large proportion of those most directly involved in end-of-life care….This country currently has an enviable record of progress in and provision for palliative care; will this survive in the world of overburdened budgets if there are less expensive options?”

In a Statement to the British Medical Journal Dr.Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, powerfully sets out the case against changing the law on assisted dying-“those resisting legal change include a large proportion of those most directly involved in...

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Charles Moore: Meacher Bill pushes assisted suicide not ‘assisted dying’. It’s “the legislative equivalent of vexatious litigation”. Disability campaigners warn that at a time when 132,000 British people have been killed by Covid – and with significant mental illness and depression following in its wake – this is not the time to take away safeguards.

Charles Moore: Meacher Bill pushes assisted suicide not ‘assisted dying’ The latest attempt to legalise assisted suicide in England and Wales has been described as “the legislative equivalent of vexatious litigation” by Charles Moore (Lord Moore of Etchingham), the...

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Afghanistan – House of Lords debate

Afghanistan – House of Lords debate

In Parliament today I was struck that twenty years after 9:11 we have given the Taliban a free pass and opened the way for a new wave of terror - inspired by a medieval theocratic ideology that cherishes violence, degrades women, trades in lethal drugs, persecutes...

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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.