Building Bridges – Is there hope for North Korea?

Building Bridges – Is there hope for North Korea?

For sixty years North Korea has had neither war nor peace; simply an Armistice signed in 1953 – this lack of resolution has perpetuated instability, fear, and a risk of further tragedy. Behind the backdrop is the ever present danger of a major conflict. Lord Alton...

Lord David Alton

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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I have joined with CSW and other organisations and individuals in writing to United Nations officials and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights urging them for urgent assistance for Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, where a violent conflict has been taking place since 4 November. On Wednesday I have a question in Parliament asking what access has been granted to the region to establish the truth of what has happened.

I have joined with CSW and other organisations and individuals in writing to United Nations officials and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights urging them for urgent assistance for Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, where a violent conflict has been taking place since 4 November. On Wednesday I have a question in Parliament asking what access has been granted to the region to establish the truth of what has happened.

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UK Government says it is “closely monitoring the deeply concerning case of Arzoo Raja” – abducted, forcibly converted, and forcibly married, in Pakistan and sets out what it is doing to support reform. Meanwhile, CLAAS Human rights are being violated on a daily basis by the law enforcement agencies and the government is not paying attention. Think of the theft of young teenage girls like Arzoo Raja, Farah Shaheen, Huma Younus, and Maria Shahbaz and ask yourself what would you say or do if this was your daughter or your sister.

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