Government responds to questions about what steps they have taken to establish the fate of the students kidnapped by Boko Haram in Katsina on 11 December; what assistance they are giving to the government of Nigeria in securing the release of those students; what assessment they have made of (1) the statement by Abubakar Shekau claiming responsibility for the kidnappings, and (2) the impact of jihadist ideology on violence in northern Nigeria.

Government responds to questions about what steps they have taken to establish the fate of the students kidnapped by Boko Haram in Katsina on 11 December; what assistance they are giving to the government of Nigeria in securing the release of those students; what assessment they have made of (1) the statement by Abubakar Shekau claiming responsibility for the kidnappings, and (2) the impact of jihadist ideology on violence in northern Nigeria.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (HL11516): Question by Lord Alton of Livwerpool:To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to establish...

ICC accuses Boko Haram and the Nigerian State’s Security forces of crimes against humanity and war crimes including murder, rape, torture, and cruel treatment; enforced disappearance; forcible transfer of population and outrages upon personal dignity.

ICC accuses Boko Haram and the Nigerian State’s Security forces of crimes against humanity and war crimes including murder, rape, torture, and cruel treatment; enforced disappearance; forcible transfer of population and outrages upon personal dignity.

Fatou Bensouda Chief Prosecutor of the ICC The International Criminal Court Office of the Prosecutor today announced today that it has concluded the preliminary investigation into crimes against humanity and war crimes allegedly committed by Boko Haram and Nigerian...

Ministers questioned about Boko Haram and Nigerian atrocities and say “Daesh remains a global threat, including in Nigeria” that “a new crisis response mechanism” has been created with UK assistance and makes the unbelievable claim that”the UK-Nigeria security and defence partnership signed in August 2018 has achieved its objectives.”

Baroness Sugg - Minister at FCOD Lord Alton of Liverpool - To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the commitment given in the 2018 UK-Nigeria security and defence partnership that Nigeria would implement a new crisis response mechanism, similar to the UK’s COBR...

During the past decade 27,000 people have died  at the hands of Boko Haram while, over two decades, 19,000 people have been killed by extremist militant Fulanis, with over 43,000 Nigerians – the vast majority women and children – killed by Boko Haram over the same period.A 311-page report, ‘Nigeria’s Silent Slaughter: Genocide in Nigeria and its implications for the International Community’.The failure of the Nigerian and international authorities to act makes them susceptible to prosecution under the Genocide Convention for failing to read the signs, to study the data, and to take action to prevent and protect.

During the past decade 27,000 people have died  at the hands of Boko Haram while, over two decades, 19,000 people have been killed by extremist militant Fulanis, with over 43,000 Nigerians – the vast majority women and children – killed by Boko Haram over the same period.A 311-page report, ‘Nigeria’s Silent Slaughter: Genocide in Nigeria and its implications for the International Community’.The failure of the Nigerian and international authorities to act makes them susceptible to prosecution under the Genocide Convention for failing to read the signs, to study the data, and to take action to prevent and protect.

https://iconhelp.org/icon-releases-data-report-nigerias-silent-slaughter-genocide-in-nigeria/ During the past decade 27,000 people have died  at the hands of Boko Haram while, over two decades, 19,000 people have been killed by extremist militant Fulanis, with...

As the last Christian is expelled from Mosul by ISIS – Times Article on why the world must respond to the cry of Iraq's Christians – and the full text of the House of Lords debate on Article 18 and Freedom of Belief – with news of Meriam Ibrahim's journey to Rome and ISIS subjecting women to female genital mutilation

http://blog.geopolitical-info.com/?p=957Article 18 – An article of faith Lord AltonAugust 12, 2014The United Nations doctrine ‘responsibility to protect’ has been flouted by the failure of international authorities to protect vulnerable minorities from sweeping...

As the last Christian is expelled from Mosul by ISIS – Times Article on why the world must respond to the cry of Iraq’s Christians – and the full text of the House of Lords debate on Article 18 and Freedom of Belief – with news of Meriam Ibrahim’s journey to Rome and ISIS subjecting women to female genital mutilation

http://blog.geopolitical-info.com/?p=957Article 18 – An article of faith Lord AltonAugust 12, 2014The United Nations doctrine ‘responsibility to protect’ has been flouted by the failure of international authorities to protect vulnerable minorities from sweeping...

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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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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: ...

Christmas 2020 – Listen to T.S.Eliot and Hugh Laurie reading “Journey of the Magi”, Read J.R.R.Tolkien’s, Noel, and G.K.Chesterton’s “The House of Christmas” and Liverpool poet, Stewart Henderson’s ,new 2020 Christmas poem, What did you get for Christmas?

Christmas 2020 – Listen to T.S.Eliot and Hugh Laurie reading “Journey of the Magi”, Read J.R.R.Tolkien’s, Noel, and G.K.Chesterton’s “The House of Christmas” and Liverpool poet, Stewart Henderson’s ,new 2020 Christmas poem, What did you get for Christmas?

Christmas 2020 - Listen to T.S.Eliot and Hugh Laurie reading "Journey of the Magi", Read J.R.R.Tolkien's, Noel, and G.K.Chesterton's "The House of Christmas" and Liverpool poet, Stewart Henderson's ,new 2020 Christmas poem, What did you get for Christmas? The...

The Place In Which We Work

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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...

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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...

The Muslim Council of Britain issues a Parliamentary Briefing in support of the House of Lords Genocide Amendment to the Trade Bill – which will be voted on by the House of Commons on Tuesday next. “We urge you to support this amendment.”

The Muslim Council of Britain issues a Parliamentary Briefing in support of the House of Lords Genocide Amendment to the Trade Bill – which will be voted on by the House of Commons on Tuesday next. “We urge you to support this amendment.”

January 2021 Briefing for Members of the House of Commons "We urge you to support this amendment". Muslim Council of Britain Parliamentary Briefing – Amendment relating to Genocide (Genocide Amendment) to the UK Trade Bill 2019-2021About us: The MCB is the UK’s...

Statement from  the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on the situation of Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s Tigray region: ” extremely troubled by the humanitarian situation”…”in spite of repeated requests, UNHCR and partners have not yet had any access to the Shimelba and Hitsats refugee camps”… I am very worried for the safety and well-being of Eritrean refugees in those camps”…”refugees who reached Addis Ababa are being returned to Tigray, some against their will.”

Statement from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on the situation of Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s Tigray region: ” extremely troubled by the humanitarian situation”…”in spite of repeated requests, UNHCR and partners have not yet had any access to the Shimelba and Hitsats refugee camps”… I am very worried for the safety and well-being of Eritrean refugees in those camps”…”refugees who reached Addis Ababa are being returned to Tigray, some against their will.”

Statement from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on the situation of Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s Tigray region: " extremely troubled by the humanitarian situation"…"in spite of repeated requests, UNHCR and partners have not yet had any access to...