The UK has a unique historic and legal obligation to champion human rights and democracy in Hong Kong. The year 2019 might have been consumed by Brexit, but in 2020, the new Government must prioritise this crisis, writes Lord Alton
Despite their desperation, British aid does not appear to be reaching Pakistan’s destitute minorities. DfID must account for the destination of this money and determine where it is spent, writes David Alton
Professor Lord Alton of Liverpool writes that the UK and its European allies should give a fair hearing to any appeal that the US government makes for multilateral participation in a strategy of economic and diplomatic pressures on Tehran, despite pervasive foreign and domestic threats stemming from the heart of the Iranian regime.
Crossbench Peer, Lord Alton, writes ahead of his short debate on continuing violence between communities and armed groups in Nigeria.
Crossbench peer Lord Alton, who is a member of the British Committee for Iran Freedom writes 'The EU and UK can no longer hide behind the nuclear deal and should join the US in recognising the democratic aspirations of the Iranian people and their quest for freedom and democracy'.
Lord Alton says activists in Iran continue to be in "extreme danger", but will not be defeated by government violence.