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Government promises to follow the work of the Uyghur Tribunal and to remain in contact with its chair, Sir Geoffrey Nice QC and to carefully study its findings. Minister adds “We have serious concerns about gross violations of human rights occurring in Xinjiang.”

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (HL906): Question:To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a representative of the Foreign, Commonwealth and...

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Welsh politician, television presenter, and former wheelchair racer, Tanni (Baroness) Grey-Thompson is right in warning about “mission creep” towards euthanasia in the new assisted dying Bill and warns that “for many disabled people it’s not difficult to see the writing on the wall….To ignore this is to court danger.”

Welsh politician, television presenter, and former wheelchair racer, Tanni (Baroness) Grey-Thompson is right in warning about “mission creep” towards euthanasia in the new assisted dying Bill and warns that “for many disabled people it’s not difficult to see the writing on the wall….To ignore this is to court danger.”

Dying mission creep SIR – Baroness Meacher’s Bill on assisted dying doesn’t explicitly target disabled people. But for many disabled people it’s not difficult to see the writing on the wall. I was struck by a statement a few years ago by a group calling itself the...

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Covid 19 – a nice little earner for the CCP. Having sold us PPE and face masks by the million the UK has bought more than 1 billion self-test and assisted lateral flow devices  manufactured in China. No wonder the CCP’s economy is growing while the rest of the world is being driven into economic dependency and chronic debt.  Government say its too “sensitive” to say what they have cost. After all it’s only tax payer’s money.

Covid 19 – a nice little earner for the CCP. Having sold us PPE and face masks by the million the UK has bought more than 1 billion self-test and assisted lateral flow devices manufactured in China. No wonder the CCP’s economy is growing while the rest of the world is being driven into economic dependency and chronic debt. Government say its too “sensitive” to say what they have cost. After all it’s only tax payer’s money.

Covid 19 - a nice little earner for the CCP. Having sold us PPE and face masks by the million the UK has bought more than 1 billion self-test and assisted lateral flow devices manufactured in China. No wonder the CCP's economy is growing while the rest of the world is...

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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.