The Government has taken some welcome small steps against corruption but it has much more to do to get the UK’s own house in order, Christian Aid said yesterday as MPs debated the Criminal Finances Bill for the first time.
A major drive to end the criminalisation of children living in residential homes will be launched today by the Howard League for Penal Reform.The two-year programme will be led by the charity with support from an advisory board and will be chaired by Michael Gove, a former Secretary of State at both Justice and Education.
A world leading interfaith initiative aimed at creating a practical ethical financial solution will move a step closer today (24 October 2016) at a private round table to be held in the House of Lords.
Hundreds of thousands of pounds of UK funding for international counter-narcotics operations may be contributing to higher numbers of death sentences and executions abroad, the international human rights organisation Reprieve has found.
The Joint Public Issues Team of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Church in Wales, the Church of Scotland, the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church. together with Quakers in Britain, have released a statement calling upon the Syrian and Russian Governments and other forces to stop their bombardment of Aleppo.
MPs yesterday painted a damning picture of how British companies and tax havens are helping the corrupt to steal vast sums from poor countries and so undermining UK aid, in a new report welcomed by Christian Aid.