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October 2019

October 29th, 2019

Stabilising Syria

Syria has been destabilised to its very core. For many, a lasting and effective solution is hard to fathom. According to the United Nations 180,000 people have been displaced from the north-east region since the Turkish offensive on 9th October, with great concern over their safety and protection....

October 24th, 2019

Baroness Cox asks question on Sharia Law and Marriages in the House of Lords on 23/10/2019

Baroness Cox is committed to being a voice for the voiceless. On behalf of Muslim women effected by Sharia Law in the UK, she questioned the UK government on the progress they have made in implementing the first recommendation of The independent review into the application of sharia law in England and Wales, published in February 2018, in order to protect Muslim women in Islamic marriages
which are not civilly registered....

October 9th, 2019

US troop withdrawal and its possible impact on Syrian refugees in Turkey

President Trump has made the decision to pull out US troops from Syria. The news brings huge uncertainty to the fate of IS troops who are currently held in prisons and camps by the Kurdish-led alliance, and for hundreds of thousands of Syrians who may face dangerous displacement....

October 7th, 2019

Baroness Cox discusses Human Rights and Trade Deals in the HoL

On Thursday 3rd October 2019, Baroness Cox urged the British Government to ensure that human rights are considered when deciding future trade deals with other countries. Watch the video on youtube here and see below for the full transcript: My Lords, I also warmly welcome the noble Baroness, Lady Berridge, to her post and wish her every success in the fulfilment of a very important remit....

October 4th, 2019

Baroness Cox receives written answer to question regarding South Kordofan and the Blue Nile

Question: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the South Kordofan and Blue Nile Coordination Unit’s Humanitarian Update, August 2019.   Answer (Baroness Sugg):
The UK regularly receives information on the economic and livelihood conditions of people in Sudan from multiple sources....
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