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China and Hong Kong:  David and Goliath Struggle     The UK and Commonwealth should guarantee the citizenship, resettlement rights and right of abode of Hong Kong people in Commonwealth countries.     “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will….In a gentle way, you can shake the world” – Mahatma Gandhi  

China and Hong Kong:  David and Goliath Struggle   The UK and Commonwealth should guarantee the citizenship, resettlement rights and right of abode of Hong Kong people in Commonwealth countries.   “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an...

Pentecost Golden Jubilee of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral; Funeral of Edge Hill’s former Vicar, Alan Godson; Arab Hope Maker Award to Cairo’s Mama Maggie; General Election June 8th 2017 – Election Notebook – recalling earlier contests.Parliamentary Questions raised by David Alton.

Pentecost and a Golden Jubilee The eve of Pentecost was the perfect time to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Liverpool’s Cathedral of Christ the King. The Cathedral choirs began the wonderful evening of celebration...

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Results 21 to 30 of 95 Local Government Finance (No. 2) Bill Lords — May 13, 1982 Baroness, Lady Stedman, and by my honourable friend David Alton, and by the honourable Member, Mr. Roberts, in another place. It has been put down so many times, and so many attempts...

All-Party Genocide Amendment Passed After Second Debate in the Lords by 359 votes to 188. With a majority of 171it returns to the House of Commons on Tuesday next – having been defeated by a slender Government majority of 11 votes on the first time of consideration during ping pong between the two Houses. Full debate and briefing here:

All-Party Genocide Amendment Passed After Second Debate in the Lords by 359 votes to 188. With a majority of 171it returns to the House of Commons on Tuesday next – having been defeated by a slender Government majority of 11 votes on the first time of consideration during ping pong between the two Houses. Full debate and briefing here:

Trade Bill (Ping Pong Amendment) February 2nd 2021. Video here: https://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/7347b7f0-bd38-464a-8ddc-11e2e6bf55e0 All-Party Genocide Amendment Passed After Second Debate in the Lords by 359 votes to 188. With a majority of 171it returns to the...

Questions and Answers:  International Human Rights Day: Questions on Nigeria, Turkey, Yazidis, Hong Kong, HSBC, Ethiopia, Tigray, Pakistan, and an answer on Magnitsky Sanctions against those destroying human rights and democracy in Hong Kong

Questions and Answers: International Human Rights Day: Questions on Nigeria, Turkey, Yazidis, Hong Kong, HSBC, Ethiopia, Tigray, Pakistan, and an answer on Magnitsky Sanctions against those destroying human rights and democracy in Hong Kong

Questions and Answers: International Human Rights Day: Nigeria, Turkey, Yazidis, Hong Kong, HSBC, Ethiopia, Tigray, Pakistan Question text Lord Alton of Liverpool To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the re-designation of Nigeria as a...

A rally was held today in Hong Kong in support of two systems one country and democratic rights such as free speech. This is my video message to the rally – and, on becoming a Patron of Hong Kong Watch, a video message from Chris (Lord) Patten. Also a report of Martin Lee’s call for the Chinese Communist Party to be taken to the International Criminal Court. A Motion has been tabled in the House of Commons which MPs are being urged to sign

A rally was held today in Hong Kong in support of two systems one country and democratic rights such as free speech. This is my video message to the rally - and, on becoming a Patron of Hong Kong Watch, a video message from Chris (Lord) Patten. Also a report of Martin...

It’s not often that you can choose to save a life or to end one. But when you cast your General Election vote you have the opportunity and duty to do just that. If a candidate wants to deny a vulnerable person the right to life, isn’t it time to deny them your vote?

It’s not often that you can choose to save a life or to end one. But when you cast your vote in the General Election you have the opportunity and duty to do just that. If a candidate wants to deny a vulnerable person the right life, isn’t it time to deny them your...

For 3 Hours, the House of Lords Debated Hong Kong. British Politicians United  Across All Parties In Demanding That “one country, two systems” is honoured. Both living former Governors of Hong Kong Spoke. Peers highlighted egregious violations of human rights in China and called for reform, tolerance, dialogue and free speech and for the international community to stand with the people of Hong Kong in their hour of need.

For 3 Hours, the House of Lords Debated Hong Kong. British Politicians United Across All Parties In Demanding That “one country, two systems” is honoured. Both living former Governors of Hong Kong Spoke. Peers highlighted egregious violations of human rights in China and called for reform, tolerance, dialogue and free speech and for the international community to stand with the people of Hong Kong in their hour of need.

  October 24th outside of Parliament after the parliamentary debate with some of those who filled the galleries to watch the debate - including Alan Leong, one of the leaders of Hong Kong's Civic Party.  Hong Kong Watch posted these extracts on ...

Escalating Systematic Violence In Nigeria: – Fulani Militias and Boko Haram Threaten The Future Of one of Africa’s Great Countries – Nigerian House of Representatives Designates Genocide in Plateau State. “The very survival of our nation is at stake”; November 2018 Debate on Cameroon as thousands flee t Nigeria as refugees.

  House of Lords Debate Wednesday November 14th 2018    8.42 pm   Lord Alton of Liverpool (CB) My Lords, we are all most appreciative of the noble Lord, Lord Boateng, for giving the House the opportunity to debate the plight of the English-speaking...

The Government’s Latest Replies On Bringing To Justice Those Responsible for Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity ; Report of Seminar in Parliament on The Question of Genocide Determination; And Recent Parliamentary Interventions on Syria and Iraq  

  1.The Government’s Latest Replies On Bringing To Justice Those Responsible for Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity ; 2 Seminar in Parliament on The Question of Genocide Determination; 3. Recent Parliamentary Interventions Also see Ewelina Ochab:...

Chemical Attacks In Syria and Maundy Thursday House of Lords Debate on Syria:  A Modern Day Calvary. Why those who have slaughtered Christians, Yazidis and other Minorities in an orgy of Genocide must be held to account and brought to justice. Times newspaper report April 16th 2018 – how Rita Habib was tortured, and raped by four different owners as part of ISIS genocide  

  Ewelina Ochab on the plight of Yazidis: https://www.forbes.com/sites/ewelinaochab/2019/04/03/let-the-children-be-yazidis/   April 16th Statement in Parliament on Syria Lord Alton of Liverpool (CB) My Lords, in the snake pit of competing interests and proxy wars...

Truth Should Speak To Power – the 50th Anniversary of the Abortion Act. Text of a Speech Delivered Outside Of The British Parliament On The 50th Anniversary Of Legislation That Has Claimed More Than 8 Million Lives. Ireland’s Response. Dr.Alveda King’s Statement. CARE for Life Meeting. Rob Flello On Why Labour Should Rethink.

Also see: https://www.christiantoday.com/article/martin.luther.kings.niece.in.abortion.protest.todays.unborn.babies.are.yesterdays.blacks/117304.htm https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10155763270241054&id=586216053...

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For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today he is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the UK House of Lords.

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Shirley Williams – Baroness Williams of Crosby: Requiescat in pace

Shirley Williams – Baroness Williams of Crosby: Requiescat in pace

1982, in Liverpool Edge Hill with Shirley Williams - then MP for Crosby - holding the centenary plate of Gladstone's Liberal Party, commemorating its five Prime Ministers. Shirley Williams – Baroness Williams of Crosby 1930-2021: Requiescat in pace Shirley Williams...

Imposition of Sanctions by the CCP. Statement by David Alton: “The CCP assumes that trading with a State credibly accused of Genocide will be more important to the UK than defending the values we cherish. They are fundamentally mistaken.”

Imposition of Sanctions by the CCP. Statement by David Alton: “The CCP assumes that trading with a State credibly accused of Genocide will be more important to the UK than defending the values we cherish. They are fundamentally mistaken.”

Imposition of Sanctions by the CCP. Statement by David Alton: “The CCP assumes that trading with a State credibly accused of Genocide will be more important to the UK than defending the values we cherish. They are fundamentally mistaken.” Commenting on the decision to...

In advance of Monday’s House of Commons forthcoming vote  on the All Party House of Lords Genocide Amendment, Parliament was told that the Government is hiding behind the fiction of an imaginary judicial mechanism that will hold the CCP accountable for its genocide of the Xinjiang Uighurs. Last night, speaking to a Webinar organised by the Faiths United Youth Network David Alton said that trade deals had become more important than Genocide- “a word which dares not speak its name.”

In advance of Monday’s House of Commons forthcoming vote on the All Party House of Lords Genocide Amendment, Parliament was told that the Government is hiding behind the fiction of an imaginary judicial mechanism that will hold the CCP accountable for its genocide of the Xinjiang Uighurs. Last night, speaking to a Webinar organised by the Faiths United Youth Network David Alton said that trade deals had become more important than Genocide- “a word which dares not speak its name.”

In advance of Monday's House of Commons forthcoming vote on the All Party House of Lords Genocide Amendment, Parliament was told that the Government is hiding behind the fiction of an imaginary judicial mechanism that will hold the CCP accountable for its genocide of...

Government Questioned Today about massacre at Axum in Tigray, and allegations of crimes against humanity. In written replies it says it is unable to “verify reports that this includes the transfer of military equipment and money by the Government of Ethiopia to the Government of Eritrea”; “condemns the destruction of the Hitsats and Shimbella refugee camps in Tigray” and forced return of refugees would contravene the 1951 Refugee Convention; and says ” We are keeping the provision of aid to Ethiopia under constant review.”

Government Questioned Today about massacre at Axum in Tigray, and allegations of crimes against humanity. In written replies it says it is unable to “verify reports that this includes the transfer of military equipment and money by the Government of Ethiopia to the Government of Eritrea”; “condemns the destruction of the Hitsats and Shimbella refugee camps in Tigray” and forced return of refugees would contravene the 1951 Refugee Convention; and says ” We are keeping the provision of aid to Ethiopia under constant review.”

Government Questioned Today about massacre at Axum in Tigray, and allegations of crimes against humanity. In written replies it says it is unable to "verify reports that this includes the transfer of military equipment and money by the Government of Ethiopia to the...

November warning “Tigray on the edge of Genocide” ignored.Amnesty and Human Rights Watch Report on Atrocity Crimes in Tigray. On Tuesday Parliamentarians will challenge Ministers to say when the U.K. will be taking action at the UN Security Council following blocks by China and Russia after attempts by Ireland to raise it.

November warning “Tigray on the edge of Genocide” ignored.Amnesty and Human Rights Watch Report on Atrocity Crimes in Tigray. On Tuesday Parliamentarians will challenge Ministers to say when the U.K. will be taking action at the UN Security Council following blocks by China and Russia after attempts by Ireland to raise it.

Following urgent letters to Foreign Office Ministers on Thursday and Friday last week - and several written Parliament Questions whichI tabled - on Tuesday I have secured the Topical Oral Question in the House to ask the Government how they are responding to reports...

The Commonwealth was urged today, in a Parliamentary debate about modern slavery and human trafficking, to mobilise the 2 billion people who live in Commonwealth countries  both demonstrating its values and giving hope to millions of benighted and downtrodden people

The Commonwealth was urged today, in a Parliamentary debate about modern slavery and human trafficking, to mobilise the 2 billion people who live in Commonwealth countries both demonstrating its values and giving hope to millions of benighted and downtrodden people

4th March 2021:Lord Alton:Could the Minister say whether he supports the calls of the Arise charity, of which I am a Trustee, for mandatory human rights due diligence and mandatory transparency guidelines through company supply chains? Building on the UK’s landmark...

Andrew Mitchell is right to call upon all those who care about the holocaust, genocide, and justice to take up the cause of the souls of the slaughtered Tutsis who cry out for justice. He says “Britain has turned a deaf ear. We should all be ashamed.”   And, What I Learnt at Rwanda’s Murambi Genocide site in 2004 and in Darfur as “never again” happened all over again.

Andrew Mitchell is right to call upon all those who care about the holocaust, genocide, and justice to take up the cause of the souls of the slaughtered Tutsis who cry out for justice. He says “Britain has turned a deaf ear. We should all be ashamed.” And, What I Learnt at Rwanda’s Murambi Genocide site in 2004 and in Darfur as “never again” happened all over again.

In my 2004 report I described how “56,000 bodies were found there, and we walked from classroom to classroom, viewing 852 remains that have been disinterred. Within a few days of the massacre, a volleyball court had been built on top of one of the mass graves which,...

All-Party Genocide Amendment Passed After Second Debate in the Lords by 359 votes to 188. With a majority of 171it returns to the House of Commons on Tuesday next – having been defeated by a slender Government majority of 11 votes on the first time of consideration during ping pong between the two Houses. Full debate and briefing here:

All-Party Genocide Amendment Passed After Second Debate in the Lords by 359 votes to 188. With a majority of 171it returns to the House of Commons on Tuesday next – having been defeated by a slender Government majority of 11 votes on the first time of consideration during ping pong between the two Houses. Full debate and briefing here:

Trade Bill (Ping Pong Amendment) February 2nd 2021. Video here: https://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/7347b7f0-bd38-464a-8ddc-11e2e6bf55e0 All-Party Genocide Amendment Passed After Second Debate in the Lords by 359 votes to 188. With a majority of 171it returns to the...

Historic House of Lords Vote on All-Party Amendment on  Genocide Determination passes by a Majority of 126. Now Members of the Commons have the chance to say no to trade deals with States credibly accused of Genocide.

For the Uyghurs, Genocide is a word which dares not speak its name. For the sake of women like Rahima Mahmut, Gulzira Auelkhan, Sayragul Sauytbay, and Ruqiye Perhat – whose heart-breaking, shocking, stories are recorded here – it’s time that the crime of genocide was given definition in the UK. On January 19th Parliament can use its voice and speak that name – insisting on justice for victims of Genocide and refusing to make tawdry trade deals with those responsible for the crime above all crimes.

For the Uyghurs Genocide is a word which dares not speak its name ================================================= Extract: What word comes into your mind when you hear evidence of  a State  complicit in the destruction of a people’s identity; complicit in...

Stop Organ Harvesting In China

Stop Organ Harvesting In China

As the Medicines and Medical Devices Bill Bill comes to be discussed in Parliament, at its Report Stage in the House of Lords these speeches on forced organ harvesting were made by members from all sides of the House. Second Reading: ...

The Place In Which We Work

The Place In Which We Work

The Houses of Parliament We all see the place where we work very differently. At the end of another very long day, at 8.30 pm tonight, I was alone in the House of Lords cafeteria - where the wonderful (mainly Polish) staff were living out Napoleon‘s maxim that armies...

The World Must Not Forget Andy Li And The Hong Kong 12

The World Must Not Forget Andy Li And The Hong Kong 12

With Andy Li During The Hong Kong Elections In the U.K. Parliament I have again asked the U.K. Government what information they have on the wellbeing of the 12 young prodemocracy activists from Hong Kong, arrested by China. I asked whether the U.K. has asked China to...