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Government says it is in high level contact with other Governments about the continuing conflict in Sudan and says it has provided an initial £5 million of life-saving aid to help meet the urgent needs of tens of thousands of refugees and returnees in South Sudan and Chad who have fled the violence in Sudan.

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (HL7930): Question by Lord ALTON of Liverpool :To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord...

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Violent attacks on India’s religious minorities

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (HL7820): Question by Lord ALTON of Liverpool To ask His Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the...

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Pictures to shake the conscience of the world.

Pictures to shake the conscience of the world.

In my youth, this powerful and disturbing single image - Huynh Cong “Nick” Ut’s photograph of a naked girl running from a napalm attack during the Vietnam War - came to define that moment and to disturb consciences. And images of starving Nigerian children caught up...

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Auditor General and Health and Safety Executive asked to investigate the purchase of non-compliant, faulty or fake PPE and Sajid Javid urged to introduce transparency in multi billion deals on face masks and lateral flow devices

Auditor General and Health and Safety Executive asked to investigate the purchase of non-compliant, faulty or fake PPE and Sajid Javid urged to introduce transparency in multi billion deals on face masks and lateral flow devices

A rush to obtain PPE to protect frontline medical and care staff from Covid has not just favoured the well connected to the government, through the notorious 'VIP' fast-lane, it has also led to the purchase of non-compliant, faulty or fake PPE. A BBC investigation by...

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Afghanistan Debate: January 2022

Afghanistan Debate: January 2022

Afghanistan Debate: Jan 24th 2022House of Lords: Grand Committee https://youtu.be/ouFSJmfkuTU Under the notable chairmanship of Baroness Anelay of St.John – and with the assistance of a terrific secretariat - the International Relations and Defence Select Committee...

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Minister responds to question on when the Government expect their review of export controls to be completed; & what plans they have to introduce the financial penalties for those in contravention of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, as announced by the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs on 12 January

Minister responds to question on when the Government expect their review of export controls to be completed; & what plans they have to introduce the financial penalties for those in contravention of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, as announced by the Secretary of...

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Minister responds to question asking what plans they have to introduce kite marking certification to products, indicating their origins, when manufactured by slave labour in Xinjiang, or believed to have been produced as part of a supply chain originating in Xinjiang, and exported to the UK.

Lord Callanan, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (HL4784): Question by Lord Alton of Liverpool To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce kite...

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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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Speaking today at an international webinar about the mass atrocities committed in Nigeria, David Alton said that the word “genocide” should never be used lightly but that it was irresponsible to ignore the signs of genocide and  to challenge the dangerous and self serving suggestion that by remaining silent would contribute to the resolution of the conflict and that by attributing the massacres and killings to other motives was wilful blindness.

Speaking today at an international webinar about the mass atrocities committed in Nigeria, David Alton said that the word “genocide” should never be used lightly but that it was irresponsible to ignore the signs of genocide and  to challenge the dangerous and self serving suggestion that by remaining silent would contribute to the resolution of the conflict and that by attributing the massacres and killings to other motives was wilful blindness.

Speaking today at an international webinar about the mass atrocities committed in Nigeria, David Alton said that the word "genocide" should never be used lightly but that it was...

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The Truro Report

The Truro Report

https://youtu.be/49hJQtJHA38 A year ago the Bishop of Truro’s Report into the persecution of 250 million Christians world-wide  said of Nigeria: “Reports consistently showed that in Nigeria, month after month, on average hundreds of Christians were being killed...

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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.