The Plight of Uighurs Raised Again In Parliament – in oral and written questions to the Government. UK says it has played a leading role at the UN Human Rights Council  and read out a formal statement on behalf of 28 countries and China to allow the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights meaningful access to Xinjiang.  Parliament is asked about reports that Uighur Muslim women have been subjected to forced abortions and womb removals, and that Uighur children are being separated from their parents and placed in orphanages. It is asked to support the work of the Independent Tribunal established by sir Geoffrey Nice QC

The Plight of Uighurs Raised Again In Parliament – in oral and written questions to the Government. UK says it has played a leading role at the UN Human Rights Council and read out a formal statement on behalf of 28 countries and China to allow the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights meaningful access to Xinjiang. Parliament is asked about reports that Uighur Muslim women have been subjected to forced abortions and womb removals, and that Uighur children are being separated from their parents and placed in orphanages. It is asked to support the work of the Independent Tribunal established by sir Geoffrey Nice QC

The Plight of Uighurs Raised Again In Parliament - in oral and written questions to the Government. UK says it has played a leading role at the UN Human Rights Council and read out a formal statement on behalf of 28 countries and China to allow the UN High...

The case of Saneha Kinza Iqbal in Pakistan – (1) forced conversion, (2) forced marriages, (3) abductions and abuse, of religious minority women and girls at international fora. UK Government raises rights of minorities with the Governor of the Punjab and says “We will continue to urge Pakistan to take the steps necessary to comply in full with its human rights obligations.”

The case of Saneha Kinza Iqbal in Pakistan – (1) forced conversion, (2) forced marriages, (3) abductions and abuse, of religious minority women and girls at international fora. UK Government raises rights of minorities with the Governor of the Punjab and says “We will continue to urge Pakistan to take the steps necessary to comply in full with its human rights obligations.”

Lord Alton Lord Alton of Liverpool - To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Pakistan about the case of Saneha Kinza Iqbal; whether, in such discussions, they have raised the access of Saneha Kinza Iqbal to impartial legal...

The webinar on Disappearing Women and Girls: Abducted, Forcibly Converted, Forcibly Married and Abused. It’s not girls and women who should be disappearing burg wholly unacceptable laws and practices which need to disappear…

The webinar on Disappearing Women and Girls: Abducted, Forcibly Converted, Forcibly Married and Abused. It’s not girls and women who should be disappearing burg wholly unacceptable laws and practices which need to disappear…

https://youtu.be/kELMgPDb1-Q Link to the Webinar David Alton highlighters three cases from Pakistan- Pakistan girls and women fleeing persecution locked up in a detention centre It’s not girls and women who should be disappearing burg wholly unacceptable laws and...

In a Parliamentary Reply the Government says that since 2010, the UK has received over 23,700 asylum claims from unaccompanied asylum-seeking children; admits its doesn’t have data on the nationality of the children; and says “We recognise a need to achieve a more equitable distribution of UASC”

In a Parliamentary Reply the Government says that since 2010, the UK has received over 23,700 asylum claims from unaccompanied asylum-seeking children; admits its doesn’t have data on the nationality of the children; and says “We recognise a need to achieve a more equitable distribution of UASC”

Baroness Williams of Trafford, the Home Office, has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (HL8010): Question by Lord Alton of Liverpool:To ask Her Majesty's Government how many unaccompanied children have been transferred since June to...

Calls in Parliament for the new Trade Bill to impose a human rights threshold to protect those – like Uighurs – subjected to human rights violations. And a call to take national resilience and over dependence on trade with regimes controlled by violators.

Calls in Parliament for the new Trade Bill to impose a human rights threshold to protect those – like Uighurs – subjected to human rights violations. And a call to take national resilience and over dependence on trade with regimes controlled by violators.

Calls in Parliament for the new Trade Bill to impose a human rights threshold to protect those - like Uighurs - subjected to human rights violations. And a call to take national resilience and over dependence on trade with regimes controlled by violators. 2.55 pm...

August 22nd – the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief marked by a webinar organised by the Coalition for Genocide Response.               In May 2019, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution establishing the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief to be marked on 22 August. In recent years, violence based on religion or belief is an ever-growing problem surpassing the threshold of the legal definition of crimes against humanity, war crimes and even genocide. Speakers will discuss some of the recent most egregious atrocities based on religion or belief and consider the response which is needed.

August 22nd – the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief marked by a webinar organised by the Coalition for Genocide Response. In May 2019, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution establishing the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief to be marked on 22 August. In recent years, violence based on religion or belief is an ever-growing problem surpassing the threshold of the legal definition of crimes against humanity, war crimes and even genocide. Speakers will discuss some of the recent most egregious atrocities based on religion or belief and consider the response which is needed.

    David Alton explains the background to the webinar Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6QACc8s1zM&feature=youtu.be...

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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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