News Brief

  • May 27, 2016

    The Howard League for Penal Reform has responded to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation’s fifth and final report on the early implementation of the Transforming Rehabilitation programme, published yesterday

  • 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 27, 2016

    The Obama Administration has reversed its position on which countries will be included in its upcoming estimate of the civilian deaths caused by the US drone programme, according to a  report in the Washington Post.

  • May 26, 2016

    The Ministry of Defence has released figures showing that 1,790 minors were enlisted into the army in the financial year to March 2016, accounting for 22 per cent  of the army’s total enlisted intake for the same period (8,020 recruits).

  • May 26, 2016

    Brexit risks “turning the clock black decades” on women’s rights, according to a new report published by the TUC.

  • 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.