News Brief

  • April 12, 2017

    Cuts to legal aid for prisoners are unlawful because they are inherently unfair, the Court of Appeal has ruled in its judgment on a legal challenge brought by the Howard League for Penal Reform and the Prisoners’ Advice Service.

  • April 11, 2017

    Survival International has called on the UN expert on extrajudicial executions to condemn shoot on sight conservation policies.

  • April 11, 2017

    The Electoral Reform Society estimates that 127,631 Welsh residents will be denied the vote in this year’s council elections, with swathes of councillors already being elected before a single vote is cast.

  • April 11, 2017

    Members of the Methodist Tax Justice Network and the Tax Justice Network  gathered outside the Embankment headquarters of PricewaterhouseCoopers on Wednesday 5 April 2017 to demonstrate in support of whistleblowers and against the actions of PwC, who have facilitated global tax avoidance, tried to prevent the release of information in the public interest and lobbied against necessary changes to international tax laws.

  • April 10, 2017

    The World Council of Churches has condemned the vicious attacks on innocent worshippers in St George (Mar Girgis) Coptic church in Tanta and in front of St Mark´s church in Alexandria, Egypt.

  • April 10, 2017

    Brendan Cox, husband of the murdered MP Jo Cox, has warned against normalising 'populism' as an accepted movement in modern politis..He said the dangerous rise of the far right can be stopped by Britain's communities standing together against hate.

  • April 8, 2017

    United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has urged restraint to avoid any escalation of the situation in Syria, after the United States responded militarily to an alleged chemical weapons attack earlier this week.

  • April 7, 2017

    New opinion polling released today  by Opinium Research shows the majority of ethnic minority people in the UK (52 per cent) think the UK has become less tolerant since the Brexit vote.

  • April 7, 2017

    In the wake of the horrific chemical weapons attack in the Idlib Governance of Syria, World Council of Churches  General Secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, called for a cultural shift in the region as he expressed deep sympathy to the families of the victims.

  • April 6, 2017

    The independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation says reform of the benefit system is necessary and Universal Credit remains the right thing to do. But it warns in a new briefing that a number of crucial changes are needed to ensure the reform tackles poverty and boosts living standards for low income families.