U.K. says “We will continue to engage with the Government of Nigeria in support of urgent action to secure the return of Leah Sharibu and all abductees” and responds to questions about organised crime, kidnappings, modern day slavery, and cocaine.

U.K. says “We will continue to engage with the Government of Nigeria in support of urgent action to secure the return of Leah Sharibu and all abductees” and responds to questions about organised crime, kidnappings, modern day slavery, and cocaine.

Leah Sharibu - abducted, forcibly converted , raped , and forcibly married in Nigeria U.K. says “We will continue to engage with the Government of Nigeria in support of urgent action to secure the return of Leah Sharibu and all abductees” and responds to questions...

The cases of Arzoo Raja and Leah Sharibu – in Pakistan and Nigeria –  raised today in Parliament during an Oral Question on Gender Based Violence. Forcibly abducted, forcibly converted, forcibly married.

The cases of Arzoo Raja and Leah Sharibu – in Pakistan and Nigeria – raised today in Parliament during an Oral Question on Gender Based Violence. Forcibly abducted, forcibly converted, forcibly married.

Arzoo Raja The cases of Arzoo Raja and Leah Sharibu raised today in Parliament during an Oral Question on Gender Based Violence. Forcibly abducted, forcibly converted, forcibly married. Lord Alton of Liverpool (CB) My Lords, I have been able to send the Minister...

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November warning “Tigray on the edge of Genocide” ignored.Amnesty and Human Rights Watch Report on Atrocity Crimes in Tigray. On Tuesday Parliamentarians will challenge Ministers to say when the U.K. will be taking action at the UN Security Council following blocks by China and Russia after attempts by Ireland to raise it.

November warning “Tigray on the edge of Genocide” ignored.Amnesty and Human Rights Watch Report on Atrocity Crimes in Tigray. On Tuesday Parliamentarians will challenge Ministers to say when the U.K. will be taking action at the UN Security Council following blocks by China and Russia after attempts by Ireland to raise it.

Following urgent letters to Foreign Office Ministers on Thursday and Friday last week - and several written Parliament Questions whichI tabled - on Tuesday I have secured the Topical Oral Question in the House to ask the Government how they are responding to reports...

The Commonwealth was urged today, in a Parliamentary debate about modern slavery and human trafficking, to mobilise the 2 billion people who live in Commonwealth countries  both demonstrating its values and giving hope to millions of benighted and downtrodden people

The Commonwealth was urged today, in a Parliamentary debate about modern slavery and human trafficking, to mobilise the 2 billion people who live in Commonwealth countries both demonstrating its values and giving hope to millions of benighted and downtrodden people

4th March 2021:Lord Alton:Could the Minister say whether he supports the calls of the Arise charity, of which I am a Trustee, for mandatory human rights due diligence and mandatory transparency guidelines through company supply chains? Building on the UK’s landmark...

Andrew Mitchell is right to call upon all those who care about the holocaust, genocide, and justice to take up the cause of the souls of the slaughtered Tutsis who cry out for justice. He says “Britain has turned a deaf ear. We should all be ashamed.”   And, What I Learnt at Rwanda’s Murambi Genocide site in 2004 and in Darfur as “never again” happened all over again.

Andrew Mitchell is right to call upon all those who care about the holocaust, genocide, and justice to take up the cause of the souls of the slaughtered Tutsis who cry out for justice. He says “Britain has turned a deaf ear. We should all be ashamed.” And, What I Learnt at Rwanda’s Murambi Genocide site in 2004 and in Darfur as “never again” happened all over again.

In my 2004 report I described how “56,000 bodies were found there, and we walked from classroom to classroom, viewing 852 remains that have been disinterred. Within a few days of the massacre, a volleyball court had been built on top of one of the mass graves which,...

All-Party Genocide Amendment Passed After Second Debate in the Lords by 359 votes to 188. With a majority of 171it returns to the House of Commons on Tuesday next – having been defeated by a slender Government majority of 11 votes on the first time of consideration during ping pong between the two Houses. Full debate and briefing here:

All-Party Genocide Amendment Passed After Second Debate in the Lords by 359 votes to 188. With a majority of 171it returns to the House of Commons on Tuesday next – having been defeated by a slender Government majority of 11 votes on the first time of consideration during ping pong between the two Houses. Full debate and briefing here:

Trade Bill (Ping Pong Amendment) February 2nd 2021. Video here: https://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/7347b7f0-bd38-464a-8ddc-11e2e6bf55e0 All-Party Genocide Amendment Passed After Second Debate in the Lords by 359 votes to 188. With a majority of 171it returns to the...

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...

Human Rights Watch say Eritrean Forces Have Massacred Tigray Civilians “Attention and action by UN member states is needed now to ensure those responsible for these grave abuses are held accountable. So far, reports of these chilling abuses have been met by shameful silence.”

Human Rights Watch say Eritrean Forces Have Massacred Tigray Civilians “Attention and action by UN member states is needed now to ensure those responsible for these grave abuses are held accountable. So far, reports of these chilling abuses have been met by shameful silence.”

Read the HRW Report at: https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/03/05/ethiopia-eritrean-forces-massacre-tigray-civilians# Extracts from the Human Rights Watch Report  Eritrean armed forces massacred scores of civilians, including children as young as 13, in the historic town of...