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Holding to account those who use rape as a weapon on war

The below speech was made by the author in the House of Lords on 1 April 2019 in the House of Lords My Lords, the noble Lady, Baroness Hodgson, has consistently and tenaciously championed the cause of those who have been subjected to unspeakable violence. In her moving and powerful …

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On Religious Freedom

The Danube Institute Conference on Religious Freedom, April 9th 2019, The Reform Club, London – as delivered. In 1896, at the age of 87, William Ewart Gladstone made his last public speech. At Liverpool’s Hengler’s Circus, before an audience of 6000, he described what he called the “monstrous crime” of the massacre …

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Why We Should Give Asylum To Asia Bibi

After a visit, in 2015, to detention centres in Thailand, where I saw some of the thousands of escaping Pakistani Christians and Ahmadis, caged like animals, and subsequently filmed by Chris Rogers for a BBC documentary, I chaired an Inquiry under the auspices of the All Party Group on Freedom …

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The Issue of Religious Persecution

At a conference on religious freedom, in Washington DC, organised at Capitol Hill by Coptic Solidarity, the author called for an international world wide day to highlight the right to freedom of religion or belief.  With fellow speakers, Canadian MP Garnett Genuis and New Jersey Congressman, Chris Smith The first …

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