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The Government’s re-writing of history

The sedate environment of the House of Lords descended into farce yesterday when Baroness Neville-Rolfe, Minister of State for the Cabinet Office, responded to questions on the Economic Activities of Public Bodies Bill (Anti-Boycott Bill). An extraordinary exchange demonstrated only … Continue reading

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Church leaders issue joint call for action on poverty in 2024

Senior leaders from churches and charities have called on politicians to take urgent action on rising poverty in the UK and around the world. In a joint statement released today (Friday, January 5), senior Christian leaders – including theGeneral Secretary … Continue reading

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Good news for the New Year: A new agreement to curb tax dodging

When you heard Big Ben strike midnight on 31st December, was your first thought that “this marks the moment when international tax laws change to make it harder for multinationals to avoid tax”? If, inexplicably, you had other priorities at … Continue reading

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Universal Declaration of Human Rights – 75 years on

What is the Declaration and where did it come from? The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was written in 1948, following the devastation of the Second World War and the atrocities and absolute horror of the Holocaust. The United … Continue reading

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COP28 – A call to “accelerate action”

Following my article two weeks ago on what would count as ‘success’ at COP28, here is a report back. Predictably, COP28 ran over for an extra day as delegations struggled to tried agree a final statement that all might support. … Continue reading

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Faith in human rights: Our common journey as global citizens

This week begin celebrations of 75 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). We may not have much day to day awareness of UDHR or be able to quote any of its 30 articles, but we all have … Continue reading

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COP28 Leaders’ Summit – what happened?

The Leaders’ Summit of COP28 took place over Friday and Saturday, 1-2nd December in UAE. World leaders met to discuss and make agreements prior to negotiations throughout the rest of the Conference. These negotiations will be done by other representatives, … Continue reading

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As COP28 approaches

With COP28 beginning this week, the UK must demonstrate commitment to our own targets as a contribution to meeting global targets set out in previous COP gatherings. This year has seen increasingly extreme weather, with heatwaves hitting around the world … Continue reading

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Introducing Sienna

Sienna Sexton is our JPIT/Parliamentary intern for 2023-2024, using half of her time to further the Joint Public Issues Team’s workplan and the other half gaining experience in the parliamentary office of Cat Smith MP. Here, Sienna tells us about … Continue reading

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Local elections: what have they got to do with climate change?

*** You now need photo ID to vote in person in local elections in England and in UK general elections. You can vote by proxy or by post, but both require an online application. The deadline for registering to vote … Continue reading

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