UK says it “Strongly condemns the forced marriage and forced conversion of women and girls from religious minorities in Pakistan” and says it is supporting programmes to “improve the justice system for victims, witnesses and offenders, including vulnerable women and girls.”

UK says it “Strongly condemns the forced marriage and forced conversion of women and girls from religious minorities in Pakistan” and says it is supporting programmes to “improve the justice system for victims, witnesses and offenders, including vulnerable women and girls.”

Arzoo Pakistan: rights of the child Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (HL11266): Question:To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have...

Tigray and Ethiopia: Government replies on the call for an independent inquiry into the Mai Kadra Massacre; independent monitoring; and the firing of shots at UN officials; the blocking of humanitarian aid.

Tigray and Ethiopia: Government replies on the call for an independent inquiry into the Mai Kadra Massacre; independent monitoring; and the firing of shots at UN officials; the blocking of humanitarian aid.

Tigray and Ethiopia  Lord Alton of Liverpool - To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Ethiopia about reports that it has refused the offer of international co-operation in investigating the Mai Kadra massacre; if...

Letter to South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in from 47 groups representing 300 non-governmental organizations and 7  concerned individuals in 16 countries to express our deep concern regarding the Republic of Korea government’s increasingly weak stance on human rights in North Korea

Letter to South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in from 47 groups representing 300 non-governmental organizations and 7 concerned individuals in 16 countries to express our deep concern regarding the Republic of Korea government’s increasingly weak stance on human rights in North Korea

President of the Republic of Korea1 Cheongwadae-ro, Jongno-guSeoul 03048 Republic of Korea Joint Open Letter to President Moon Jae-in Re: Promoting Human Rights in North Korea President Moon Jae-in, We are writing on behalf of 47 groups representing 300...

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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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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. 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: ...

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

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...

This week the new US Administration and the outgoing one said that the Uighurs are victims of genocide. As the UK Parliament considers again its Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill and Trade Bill, is it to be business as usual?  Read this time Line to Genocide In Xinjiang as Uyghurs are dragged through Dante’s Nine Concentric Circles of Hell

This week the new US Administration and the outgoing one said that the Uighurs are victims of genocide. As the UK Parliament considers again its Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill and Trade Bill, is it to be business as usual? Read this time Line to Genocide In Xinjiang as Uyghurs are dragged through Dante’s Nine Concentric Circles of Hell

Time Line of a Creeping Genocide – Concentric Circles of Hell- Building a Case in Parliament: 2008-2021 Lord Alton of Liverpool, extracts from some interventions in the UK Parliament: January 10 2008 There are over 100 million self-described Buddhists in China. They...