– Lord Alton
Government urged again to provide justice and redress for victims of the drug Primodos.
Here I tell the story of Leah Sharibu’s abduction and the plight of many others like her. Don’t forget her this week - on what should have been a landmark birthday celebrated with her family
All Party Parliamentary Group Inquiry into Abduction, Forced Marriage, and Forced Conversion of Girls and Young Women in Pakistan: Call for Evidence. Deadline February 15th 2021
Shocking testimony of Chinese Uighur Surgeon who says he was forced by the Chinese Communist Party to be complicit in forced organ harvesting. He asks you to send it to your MP as they come to vote on Uighur Genocide amendment.
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
Lord Patten on Hong Kong: “the rule of fear, rather than the rule of law” and says "China is involved at the moment in predatory purchasing wherever it can". The case of the arrested and detained pro democracy activist Andy Li was raised in parliament.
August 22nd - the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief marked by a webinar organised by the Coalition for Genocide Response. In May 2019, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution establishing the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief to be marked on 22 August. In recent years, violence based on religion or belief is an ever-growing problem surpassing the threshold of the legal definition of crimes against humanity, war crimes and even genocide. Speakers will discuss some of the recent most egregious atrocities based on religion or belief and consider the response which is needed.
The Coalition for Genocide Response: Webinar and Discussion, 5 PM (BST) August 5th, “Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied - Daesh Fighters Still Enjoying Impunity Six Years On” - Speakers include Pieter Omtzigt, Dutch Parliamentarian, Sareta Ashraph, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers, Abid Shamdeen, Executive Director of Nadia’s Initiative. Details of how to join are here:
The case of Taiwanese democracy advocate, Lee Ming-che, jailed for five years in China and forced to eat rotting food and denied prison visits by his wife raised in Parliament during oral questions in the House of Lords.Minister acknowledges the worsening repression and denial of human rights in China and Hong Kong. And a protester reminds us of the barbarism of forced organ harvesting.
Westminster Symposium Attended By Several Hundred People To Mark The First Anniversary of The Publication of the Truro Review - Hosted Today Via The House of Lords
The Truro Report
Rome Reports: Defending Life At Every Stage