During a Parliamentary Select Committee Inquiry into Afghanistan today I urged Ministers not to abandon the UK legacy of empowering women through education, to uphold the rights of minorities and to encourage Islamic scholars and religious leaders to challenge Taliban ideology.

Over the past two decades, more than 450 UK military personnel have died in Afghanistan.  Their sacrifice and significant UK support to build institutions includes a legacy of empowering women through education – and championing the rights of minorities - including...

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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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On 17 May 2021, the Coalition for Genocide Response joined Lord Alton of Liverpool and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Eritrea and organised an important webinar about the use of rape and sexual violence in Tigray.  Watch it here.

On 17 May 2021, the Coalition for Genocide Response joined Lord Alton of Liverpool and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Eritrea and organised an important webinar about the use of rape and sexual violence in Tigray. Watch it here.

On 17 May 2021, the Coalition for Genocide Response joined Lord Alton of Liverpool and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Eritrea and organised an important webinar about the use of rape and sexual violence in Tigray. “Our problem is with your womb. Your womb gives...

While Iran enables Hamas to develop rockets and weaponry aimed at the destruction of Israel it wages a more subtle campaign against the BBC and its reporters. Minister tells me “We condemn the persecution of current and former BBC Persian employees and their family members.”

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Professor Jan Nyssen’s Bulletin on the Humanitarian Situation in Tigray including a sad city-trip to Mekelle, the status of farmland preparation in 2021, the power of geolocation to identify war crimes, an overview of recent media articles and opinion pieces

Professor Jan Nyssen's Bulletin on the Humanitarian Situation in Tigray including a sad city-trip to Mekelle, the status of farmland preparation in 2021, the power of geolocation to identify war crimes, an overview of recent media articles and opinion pieces Professor...

17th May will mark the 26th anniversary since, at the age of 6,  the CCP abducted the Panchen Lama, Gendhun Choekyi Nyima,  together with his family. The Dalai Lama’s representative urges us all to renew the calls for the Panchen Lama’s freedom:

17th May will mark the 26th anniversary since, at the age of 6, the CCP abducted the Panchen Lama, Gendhun Choekyi Nyima, together with his family. The Dalai Lama’s representative urges us all to renew the calls for the Panchen Lama’s freedom:

17th May will mark the 26th anniversary since, at the age of 6, the Panchen Lama, Gendhun Choekyi Nyima was abducted, together with huis family by the CCP. The Dalai Lama's representative urged us all to renew the calls for the Panchen Lama's freedom. His Holiness the...

Standing up for religious freedom. Webinar on Faith and Freedom – What it looks like and why we should fight for it . Religious freedom is often described as an “orphaned right”.  This liberty, central to a free society, is under-recognised and frequently trampled on.

Standing up for religious freedom. Webinar on Faith and Freedom – What it looks like and why we should fight for it . Religious freedom is often described as an “orphaned right”. This liberty, central to a free society, is under-recognised and frequently trampled on.

Standing up for religious freedom. Webinar on Faith and Freedom - What it looks like and why we should fight for it . Religious freedom is often described as an “orphaned right”. This liberty, central to a free society, is under-recognised and frequently trampled on....