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U.K. says “Reports that the hair of Uyghur and other minority women detained in prisons and “political re-education camps” is being used for profit is deeply disturbing, and such practices are unacceptable. No business, whether in the UK or abroad, should profit from the human rights violations taking place in Xinjiang” and responds to concerns that evidence should be collected and preserved for future Genocide trials.

U.K. says “Reports that the hair of Uyghur and other minority women detained in prisons and “political re-education camps” is being used for profit is deeply disturbing, and such practices are unacceptable. No business, whether in the UK or abroad, should profit from...

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Home Office Ministers wil meet the Biometrics and Surveillance Camera Commissioner shortly to discuss the issues raised in the correspondence with Hikvision – the company which makes the surveillance equipment in Xinjiang and banned in the US but not the U.K.

Baroness Williams of Trafford, the Home Office, has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (HL2472): Question:To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 1 September (HL2328), (1)...

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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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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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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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The webinar on Disappearing Women and Girls: Abducted, Forcibly Converted, Forcibly Married and Abused. It’s not girls and women who should be disappearing burg wholly unacceptable laws and practices which need to disappear…

The webinar on Disappearing Women and Girls: Abducted, Forcibly Converted, Forcibly Married and Abused. It’s not girls and women who should be disappearing burg wholly unacceptable laws and practices which need to disappear…

https://youtu.be/kELMgPDb1-Q Link to the Webinar David Alton highlighters three cases from Pakistan- Pakistan girls and women fleeing persecution locked up in a detention centre It’s not girls and women who should be disappearing burg wholly unacceptable laws and...

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The Coalition for Genocide Response extend an invitation to a webinar marking: “The International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief (22 August)”. The  Zoom webinar will be held on August 21st  2020 at 4 PM (BST). Details in this Post.

The Coalition for Genocide Response extend an invitation to a webinar marking: “The International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief (22 August)”. The Zoom webinar will be held on August 21st 2020 at 4 PM (BST). Details in this Post.

The Coalition for Genocide Response extend an invitation to a webinar marking: “The International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief (22 August)”. The Zoom webinar will be held on August 21st 2020 at 4 PM (BST). Details...

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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 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 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,...

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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.

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.

  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...

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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.