News Brief

  • November 4, 2016

    Government statistics on the Benefit Cap released on 3 November 2016 have revealed that over a quarter of a million children have been affected by the Cap since it was introduced in April 2013. Additionally, the majority of families affected were accepted as not being able to work due to illness, disability or caring responsibilities.

  • November 3, 2016

    Northern Ireland’s Economy Minister has rejected calls to suspend security and justice projects with Bahrain and Egypt.

  • November 3, 2016

    Christian Aid and  the advocacy group ABColombia  have welcomed the visit of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Calderon  to the UK this week. President Santos was recently awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in the name of the eight million victims of Colombia’s internal armed conflict.

  • November 3, 2016

    Police in Italy have subjected refugees and migrants to serious ill-treatment, including  beatings, electric shocks – and have even used pliers on one man's testicles – to force them to be fingerprinted under an EU-sponsored scheme to process refugees and migrants in the country. In some cases, this treatment may amount to torture.

  • November 2, 2016

    It’s early days, but there have already been some very good initial responses to the government’s

  • November 2, 2016

    The prison population in England and Wales has gone over 85,000 after an increase of more than 1,000 people from the beginning of September, statistics published on 28 October 2016 by the Ministry of Justice have revealed.

  • November 2, 2016

    Pakistan’s Supreme Court has stayed the execution of a severely mentally ill man who was due to be hanged today.

  • November 2, 2016

    The Government has promised to publish a new strategy by May 2017 aimed at prioritising the safety and well being of unaccompanied refugee children.

  • November 1, 2016

    A Church of Scotland-run project that supports people with mental health issues in East Ayrshire has been commended in the Scottish Parliament.

  • November 1, 2016

    The fierce offensive on western Aleppo city launched by armed opposition groups on 28 October 2016 has seen indiscriminate attacks on civilian areas, Amnesty International has said.