Government plans to abandon its European Convention on Human Rights obligations during future conflicts are unlawful, incoherent, wilfully misleading and designed to protect the Ministry of Defence from scrutiny, the civil liberties and human rights organisation Liberty has warned.
The civil liberties and human rights organisation Liberty has produced a damning analysis of the Government's white paper on the Great Repeal Bill – which risks leaving UK residents with far fewer rights than they currently have.
The UK has licensed over £3.3 billion of arms to Saudi Arabia since the beginning of a bombing campaign intended to influence the outcome of the civil conflict in Yemen. It has created a humanitarian catastrophe. Campaign Against Arms Trade is awaiting verdict of legal action against arms exports being used by the Saudi regime in Yemen
Five UK Churches have issued a statement to support and encourage those meeting in New York to negotiate a treaty banning nuclear weapons. They have also expressed their shared disappointment that the UK Government has refused to take part in these talks, despite its longstanding international commitments to work towards a nuclear weapon free world.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has announced that Jeremy Fleming will take over GCHQ, the UK intelligence gathering agency that has been directly implicated in assisting covert US drone strikes in countries including Yemen.