Coronavirus in developing countries: the impact on FoRB

The APPGs Written Submission to the International Development Select Committee inquiry on ‘Humanitarian crises monitoring – coronavirus in developing countries: secondary impacts.’ SECONDARY IMPACTS OF CORONAVIRUS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES Scapegoating of religious and belief communities 1. In countries around the … Continued

Parliament debates progress on Bishop of Truro’s report

Westminster Hall debate: Persecution of Christians and Freedom of Religion or Belief, 21 October 2020 Rehman Chishti (Gillingham and Rainham) (Con) I beg to move, that this House has considered progress on the Bishop of Truro’s independent review on persecution … Continued

Parliament Debates China’s Policy on its Uyghur Population

Chris Evans (Islwyn) (Lab/Co-op) I beg to move that this House has considered e-petition 300146 relating to China’s policy on its Uyghur population. This e-petition was started by Zayd Amjad. It asks that the Government impose sanctions on China over … Continued

CHINA House of Lords debates Uigyur internment camps

China: Uighur Internment Camps 23 September 2020 The Lord Bishop of St Albans To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the condition of Uighur internment camps in Xinjiang in China. The Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth … Continued

APPG Nigeria Report debated in the House of Lords

Baroness Cox To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief, Nigeria: Unfolding Genocide?, published on 15 June. The Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth … Continued

Parliamentarians and campaigners urge Commonwealth action on Nigeria

Baroness Cox, alongside 19 co-signatories, has written to Commonwealth Secretary-General Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC to highlight urgent concerns about escalating violence in Nigeria, where attacks led by Boko Haram, Fulani herders and other Islamist militia continue in northern and … Continued

PM’s Special Envoy for FoRB resigns over Brexit Bill

Rehman Chishti MP announced today “I’ve written to the PM resigning as PM’s Special Envoy on FoRB. I can’t support Internal Market Bill in its current form, which unilaterally break UK’s legal commitments. As an MP for 10 yrs & … Continued


DEBATE: the persecution of minority groups in India

UK Parliament Hansard 12 January 2021 Westminster Hall India: Persecution of Minority Groups This debate is sourced …

Global Britain debate – Fiona Bruce on FoRB

In today’s debate on Global Britain – Fiona Bruce MP made this contribution: As we reset our foreign …

Fiona Bruce MP appointed Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for FoRB

Fiona Bruce, Conservative MP for Congleton and Vice-Chair of the All-Party Group for International Freedom of …

Humanists International publish new Freedom of Thought Report

The Freedom of Thought Report is a unique worldwide survey of discrimination and persecution against humanists, …

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