People and Power

  • June 7, 2016

    Only 24 per cent of voters say they feel ‘well’ or ‘very well’ informed about the EU referendum, according to new BMG Research polling released today (7 June 2016) by the Electoral Reform Society.

  • May 31, 2016

    In a shocking attack on the right to freedom of expression Bahrain’s authorities yesterday upheld the conviction of opposition leader Sheikh  Ali Salman and increased his prison sentence from four to nine years for giving speeches in which he criticised the government, says Amnesty International.

  • May 27, 2016

    Christian Aid has welcomed the commitment by major aid donors and NGOs to ensure 25 per cent of humanitarian funding goes directly to local organisations on the front line of disaster relief.

  • May 25, 2016

    A District Judge has refused to allow the Crown Prosecution Service to appeal against the acquittal of eight anti-arms trade activists who were charged with blockading the DSEI arms fair in London last September. The CPS application to appeal was refused on the basis it was "frivolous" and "misconceived".

  • May 23, 2016

    An illegal logging camp has been dismantled and fifteen loggers removed from an uncontacted Indian reserve in Peru.

  • May 19, 2016

    Following yesterday's Queen’s Speech, the families of Private Cheryl James, Corporal Anne-Marie Ellement and Alice Gross have condemned the Government’s plans to scrap the Human Rights Act in favour of a weakened 'British Bill of Rights'.

  • May 18, 2016

    In the run-up to the first ever World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul (23-24 May), Christian Aid has launched Nepal Aftershocks: the people’s truth about aid, a new multimedia project that asked nearly 200 people who survived the 2015 earthquakes what they really thought about the aid the world gave.

  • May 12, 2016

    The international faith-based network ACT Alliance has called for substantive commitment to upholding universal democratic principles and respect for human rights as the social and political turmoil in Brazil risks worsening.

  • May 8, 2016

    This time last year, I stayed up all night with Ekklesia staff and associates as we live blogged the General Election results.

  • May 5, 2016

    The leadership of the Worker’s Party of Korea selected at the upcoming party congress should urgently address the serious rights abuses committed by the government, including forced labour connected with the congress, Human Rights Watch said today.