APPG on Hong Kong condemns arrest of Joshua Wong, declaring it a “shocking violation of basic freedoms”. In commenting on the National Security Law, Dominic Raab, the Foreign Secretary says he “expects China to live up to its international responsibilities.”

APPG on Hong Kong condemns arrest of Joshua Wong, declaring it a “shocking violation of basic freedoms”. In commenting on the National Security Law, Dominic Raab, the Foreign Secretary says he “expects China to live up to its international responsibilities.”

High profile pro-democracy activist and Hongkonger Joshua Wong was arrested today by the Hong Kong Police Force for “participating in an unauthorized assembly” in October 2019 and violating the city’s anti-mask law. The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Hong...

December 10th was United Nations Human Rights Day. This year’s theme? Youth standing up for human rights.In Hong Kong, an entire generation’s struggle for democracy in the face of brutal repression continues. Stand With Hong Kong’s young people standing up for democracy, the rule of law and human rights. Former House of Commons Speaker, John Bercow, says Carrie Lam should be engaging with the newly elected councillors in Hong Kong and calls for universal suffrage

Today is United Nations Human Rights Day. This year’s theme? Youth standing up for human rights. Sadly many people across the world are denied their Human Rights. Today let's stand in solidarity with all the people of Hong Kong who promote freedom, dignity and human...

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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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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...

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...

Tigray – parliamentary answers from the UK Government “We remain committed to the development of Ethiopia and its people, but we will continue to review our support in light of changing circumstances.”…” We are extremely concerned that humanitarian agencies, including the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), do not have access to refugee camps in Tigray. The UNHCR has, as a result, been unable to corroborate reports of the abduction and forced return of Eritrean refugees.”

Tigray - parliamentary answers from the UK Government "We remain committed to the development of Ethiopia and its people, but we will continue to review our support in light of changing circumstances."…" We are extremely concerned that humanitarian agencies, including...