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The Uyghur Human Rights Project, in partnership with Justice for All, has released a new report detailing the mass detention of Uyghur and other Turkic Muslim imams and attempts by the CCP to end the transmission of religious knowledge across generations. Asia News reports on the deaths of 18 Muslim clerics during their detention or shortly after their release.

- The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), in partnership with Justice for All, has released a new report detailing the mass detention of Uyghur and other Turkic Muslim imams and attempts by the Chinese government to cut off the transmission of religious knowledge...

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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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The Uyghur Human Rights Project, in partnership with Justice for All, has released a new report detailing the mass detention of Uyghur and other Turkic Muslim imams and attempts by the CCP to end the transmission of religious knowledge across generations. Asia News reports on the deaths of 18 Muslim clerics during their detention or shortly after their release.

- The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), in partnership with Justice for All, has released a new report detailing the mass detention of Uyghur and other Turkic Muslim imams and attempts by the Chinese government to cut off the transmission of religious knowledge...

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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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Reduction in UK Development Aid – debate

Reduction in UK Development Aid – debate

Reduction in UK development aid and its impact on achieving the objectives outlined in the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy https://youtu.be/bHnuYJ358TE Lord Alton's opening House of Lords Debate on the Reduction in UK development...

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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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Presented by: Jim Davies, High Sheriff of Merseyside

Presented by: Jim Davies, High Sheriff of Merseyside

Honourable Pro-Chancellor, I have pleasure in presenting Professor the Lord David Alton for the award of an Ambassador Fellowship from Liverpool John Moores University. We propose Lord Alton in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the civic life of the city...

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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 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.

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.

The All Party Parliamentary Group today held a briefing meeting with Lord (Chris) Patten the last British Governor of Hong Kong: Full recording: Webinar with former Hong Kong Governor, Lord Patten, on “Hong Kong: what the future holds for this formerly autonomous...

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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.

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.

    David Alton explains the background to the webinar Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6QACc8s1zM&feature=youtu.be...

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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.