News Brief

  • May 26, 2016

    Acknowledging the sustained progress made on rebuilding Liberia after the 1999-2003 civil war, the United Nations Security Council has terminated an arms embargo against the country and dissolved the related mechanisms, namely the sanctions Committee and the expert panel.

  • May 26, 2016

    Prisons need to change to enable staff to build relationships with prisoners and reduce the risk of suicide, according to research published jointly  by the Howard League for Penal Reform and Centre for Mental Health.

  • 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 25, 2016

    From 24 May to 21 June, the Christian Council of Norway  is promoting a pilgrimage from the Norwegian capital Oslo to Trondheim, an important Christian pilgrimage site and the location of the World Council of Churches Central Committee meeting from 22-28 June.

  • May 25, 2016

    A British man who is held under sentence of death in Ethiopia has spent his 700th day in unlawful detention, after he was kidnapped and rendered to the country by Ethiopian forces in 2014.

  • May 25, 2016

    A British man who is held under sentence of death in Ethiopia has spent his 700th day in unlawful detention, after he was kidnapped and rendered to the country by Ethiopian forces in 2014.

  • May 24, 2016

    The Church of Scotland’s General Assembly has agreed that ministers and deacons can marry members of the same gender.

  • May 24, 2016

    The United Nations Children's Fund has announced the launch of a new fund to better coordinate support for and drive investment in education for children and youth affected by humanitarian emergencies and protracted crises.

  • May 24, 2016

    The number of employees who say they usually work from home has increased by a fifth  over the past decade according to new analysis published by the TUC on 20 May 2016 to mark National Work From Home Day.

  • May 23, 2016

    Up to half of all children in custody have been in care at some point. This is a tragic waste of young lives which must be addressed if all children in care are to get the best start in life, an independent review chaired by the crossbench peer Lord Laming has said.