UK and the UN
Panel lists 160 key actors in Yemen war who could face charges, adding to pressure on UK to end Saudi arms sales. Britain, the US and France may be complicit in war crimes in Yemen by arming and providing support to a Saudi-led coalition that starves civilians as a war tactic, a United Nations report has said.
UK’s post- Brexit relationship with the EU
How do European decision makers see Brexit now? The Financial Times asked politicians, diplomats and business groups across the EU and found them remarkably united around a tough stance towards Britain.
Boris Johnson’s prorogation of parliament is lawful, high court rules. The Guardian has more.
Boris Johnson suffered the first defeat of his premiership this week as MPs voted to seize control of the Commons timetable to block a no-deal Brexit. Meanwhile, a total 21 Tory rebels have been effectively kicked out of the party after they voted with opposition parties to block a no-deal Brexit.
Boris Johnson has admitted there is a “high chance” of a no-deal Brexit – despite previously claiming it was a “million-to-one” shot. He said he would rather be dead in a ditch than ask the EU for a Brexit extension. Meanwhile, Michel Barnier has warned diplomats that Brexit negotiations between the UK and EU are in “a state of paralysis”.
UK Foreign Policy
UK support for human rights defenders. This document outlines the importance of human rights defenders to the UK and how the UK government can support them.
Events and Seminars
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