Category - UK government

  • October 5, 2016

    The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has commented on today's judgement by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the United Kingdom’s nuclear disarmament obligations. Judges threw out a case brought by the Marshall Islands that said the UK, in failing to get rid of its nuclear weapons, was in breach of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

  • September 28, 2016

    The UK’s aid watchdog has highlighted how the Department for International Development could more effectively help poor countries to tackle the tax avoidance and evasion that rob them of billions, in a new report welcomed by Christian Aid.

  • September 26, 2016

    The UK has failed to check whether training it has provided to Saudi police has contributed to abuses including torture and the death penalty, new research by human rights organisation Reprieve has revealed.

  • September 21, 2016

    The Committee on Arms Export Controls has called for an immediate ban on arms exports to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen and the Foreign Affairs Committee has called for courts to decide on the legality of the exports. It has also supported calls for a UN investigation.

  • September 20, 2016

    Christian Aid has criticised the UK Prime Minister Theresa May for her government’s approach to controlling the movement of refugees globally, which – the charity says – puts the interests of rich countries first, while ignoring the needs of millions of displaced people.

  • September 19, 2016

    Nearly half of UK workplaces have never had a health and safety inspection – including more than 80 per cent of construction workplaces – according to a new TUC survey of health and safety reps published today.

  • September 16, 2016

    More than 50 charities, NGOs and aid agencies working with refugees across the world have written to the Prime Minister, urging her to do more to tackle the global refugee crisis.

  • September 14, 2016

    Is there an institutional prejudice within Westminster and Whitehall against disabled people, a profound lack of respect and empathy w

  • September 13, 2016

    British prosecutors are facing a court challenge on their decision not to bring charges over the UK government’s role in the rendition of two families to Gaddafi’s Libya.

  • September 12, 2016

    Over two hundred faith leaders have called on the UK government “urgently to revise its policy” and “offer sanctuary to more refugees.