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Sunday Telegraph reports on “pressing need” to examine CCTV cameras owned by Chinese tech firms linked to the CCP and with capacity to create a Xinjiang style surveillance State. Parliament has the chance to act by strengthening the Telecom Bill currently before the...

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The role of the CCP in Surveillance Technology

Sunday Telegraph reports on “pressing need” to examine CCTV cameras owned by Chinese tech firms linked to the CCP and with capacity to create a Xinjiang style surveillance State. Parliament has the chance to act by strengthening the Telecom Bill currently before the...

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This week the CCP’s Wang Yi and the Taliban’s Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar were comparing notes on the treatment of women and human rights. In this meeting of minds, it’s quite remarkable how much the CCP and the Taliban found they have in common.

This week the CCP’s Wang Yi and the Taliban’s Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar were comparing notes on the treatment of women and human rights. In this meeting of minds, it’s quite remarkable how much the CCP and the Taliban found they have in common. This week Chinese...

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U.K. local authorities will review contracts for CCTV equipment from Hikvision, the Chinese tec firm. The Communities Secretary, Robert Jenrick MP, should require all local authorities to provide details of deals with Chinese companies and demand to see whether subsidised lowest bids for council developments have undercut unsubsidised U.K. companies.

U.K. local authorities will review contracts for CCTV equipment from Hikvision, the Chinese tec firm. The Communities Secretary, Robert Jenrick MP, should require all local authorities to provide details of deals with Chinese companies and demand to see whether subsidised lowest bids for council developments have undercut unsubsidised U.K. companies.

Sunday Telegraph June 20th 2021 Today’s Sunday Telegraph has revealed that U.K. local authorities will review contracts for CCTV equipment from Hikvision, the Chinese tec firm, black listed in the US but not the U.K. The company has been accused of helping to build...

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Uyghur Genocide – Faith Leaders tell G7 Leaders to strengthen the international rules based order and response to Uyghur Genocide:  “Despite the ever-growing evidence of the atrocities, the response from the international community continues to be inadequate.”

Uyghur Genocide – Faith Leaders tell G7 Leaders to strengthen the international rules based order and response to Uyghur Genocide: “Despite the ever-growing evidence of the atrocities, the response from the international community continues to be inadequate.”

President of the United States, Mr Joe Biden Prime Minister of Italy, Mr Mario Draghi Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Mr Boris Johnson President of the European Commission, Ms Ursula von der Leyen President of France, Mr Emmanuel Macron Chancellor of Germany, Ms...

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Parliament

Today the Government set out details of progress being made to establish a parliamentary committee to examine allegations of genocide, but also reveals its limitations. Only when the High Court is given the power to make Genocide determinations will we see fundamental change. The political parties now need to make this a manifesto commitment.

Today the Government set out details of progress being made to establish a parliamentary committee to examine allegations of genocide, but also reveals its limitations. Only when the High Court is given the power to make Genocide determinations will we see fundamental...

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U.K. Government asked, given the alleged role of Ebrahim Raisi in Iran’s  extrajudicial executions in the 1980s and in subsequent executions and impunity and his statement that “amputation of arms and limbs is a divine punishment and divine punishments are a source of great pride for us” how does the Government view the prospect of his election as Iran’s President in the forthcoming elections.

U.K. Government asked, given the alleged role of Ebrahim Raisi in Iran’s extrajudicial executions in the 1980s and in subsequent executions and impunity and his statement that “amputation of arms and limbs is a divine punishment and divine punishments are a source of great pride for us” how does the Government view the prospect of his election as Iran’s President in the forthcoming elections.

Oral Question by Lord Alton of Liverpool in Parliament today: .Lord Alton of Liverpool (CB) My Lords, can the Minister study this morning’s statement by openDemocracy, which includes an appeal by a survivor of the 1988 mass executions of Iran’s political prisoners,...

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U.K. responds to allegations that White Phosphorus has been used in Tigray and says “The Government of Ethiopia has denied that Chemical Weapons have been used. We are working to establish the facts.”  But white phosphorus isn’t a designated chemical weapon and if they fail to identify its use they will be giving a misleading answer by asking the wrong question.

U.K. responds to allegations that White Phosphorus has been used in Tigray and says “The Government of Ethiopia has denied that Chemical Weapons have been used. We are working to establish the facts.” But white phosphorus isn’t a designated chemical weapon and if they fail to identify its use they will be giving a misleading answer by asking the wrong question.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (HL420): Question by Lord Alton of Liverpool To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of...

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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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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.