UK government

  • December 14, 2016

    A British man on death row in Ethiopia has gone two years without a phone call to his family in London. Andargachew ‘Andy’ Tsege last spoke to his partner and three children on 14 December 2014.

  • December 14, 2016

    Families who were forced to flee the brutal Syrian conflict will be spending their first Christmases in safety in Hertfordshire. So far 62 people have arrived in Hertfordshire as part of the Government’s Syrian Vulnerable Person’s Relocation (SVPR) scheme.

  • December 12, 2016

    Angie Zelter, the founder of Trident Ploughshares, is set to prosecute the government for conspiring to commit war crimes.

  • December 10, 2016

    A letter asking the Prime Minister to abandon plans to scrap the Human Rights Act has been signed by 164 organisations

  • December 9, 2016

    The Foreign Secretary has been urged to use a visit to the Gulf today  to call for the release of juveniles and political dissidents sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.

  • December 8, 2016

    As a humanitarian catastrophe worsens by the day in East Aleppo with tens of thousands of people at risk of starvation in what the UN has described as a "kill zone", eight CEOs of leading humanitarian organisations have written to Theresa May to urge her to work with European partners and the G7 to take bold steps to protect Syria's civilians.

  • December 7, 2016

    Theresa May has apparently declined to raise the issue of the death penalty for juveniles and political protestors in Saudi Arabia, despite emphasising in a speech today that the UK is the Gulf’s “partner” in reform and of the “embedding” of international norms.

  • December 5, 2016

    Theresa May is set to attend the summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) this week, as a number of Gulf kingdoms continue to use the death penalty against children, or threaten to do so.

  • December 2, 2016

    This Christmas time, a new Nativity video is imagining the welcome Mary and Joseph would receive if they arrived in the UK seeking asylum. As children across the country participate in their own retelling of the Christmas story, the video uses child actors to play the holy couple negotiating the harsh realities facing those seeking refuge on our shores.

  • December 1, 2016

    The director of the CIA, John Brennan, has warned President-elect Donald Trump against resuming the use of torture.