November 2015 (7)
Nov 17 2015 3:49PM
We must not close our hearts to refugees – it won’t make us any safer
In the wake of callous acts of terror committed in Paris on Friday, now more than ever is a time to stand up for human rights and unite against the perpetrators of hate, violence and brutality wherever they are from and whomever they t...
Nov 13 2015 6:00PM
Modi and Cameron: a very special relationship, but what's not being said?
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is halfway through a three-day state visit to the UK. Last night he stayed at David Cameron’s countryside retreat, today he dined with the Queen and right now he's hosting a huge Diwali celebration...
Nov 12 2015 12:25PM
India is muzzling its critics and harassing its NGOs: will Cameron speak out?
David Cameron has had a busy few weeks. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has just arrived in London to much fanfare, hot on the heels of visits from China’s Xi Jinping and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Reached London. In...
Nov 10 2015 7:00AM
Shell haunted by Ken Saro Wiwa legacy as Niger Delta communities demand justice
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the execution of Ken Saro Wiwa and eight other Ogoni leaders, hanged by the Nigerian state after they spoke out against the government and campaigned against Shell’s operations in Nigeria’s Ogoniland...
Nov 9 2015 10:28AM
The public’s message in new poll: Keep your hands off the Human Rights Act
A poll we commissioned on attitudes to human rights in the UK made for happy reading. The top line was this; there really is no appetite to repeal the Human Rights Act among the British public. The findings come ahead of the government...
Nov 6 2015 5:24PM
Not in my back yard: a shameful response to human tragedy
Greek PM Tsipras: 'No solution 2 #refugeecrisis as too many countries say not in my backyard.' UK is one of those. https://t.co/7WA1Hreql4 — Steve Symonds (@stevesymondsAI) October 26, 2015 Indeed. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras w...
Nov 4 2015 10:00AM
Chinese money, Saudi security and arms for Egypt: does Cameron care about human rights at all?
It has been months since the media first started suggesting that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi would visit the UK soon, but it seems the “autocratic” leader will finally make it to London this week. It’s not too surprising th...