Yemen – the unknown war

Lord Hylton

This began with the Arab Spring of 2011-2012. Deaths have risen to some 10,000 of whom about 2000 have succumbed to cholera, often the result of polluted water. It is said that 42,000 people have been wounded by fighting and bombing. All sides have committed atrocities, including ISIS and Al Qaeda. Yet Saudi Arabia and…

The Philippines

Lord Hylton

My friend and correspondent there, Rev Shay Cullen, is a member of Columban Missionary Society and has served there for some thirty years or more. He has done remarkable work in rescuing and rehabilitating children and young people, from brothels, sex-bars, prisons and various addictions. He publishes regular bulletins in the media of Philippines, Hong…

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill

Lord Norton

The House of Lords Constitution Committee is required to report to the House on Bills of constitutional significance.  The Committee’s practice is to publish a report once a Bill arrives in the House.  However, the constitutional significance of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, which has just been introduced in the Commons, is such that the…

Gaza is experiencing a humanitarian emergency

Lord Hylton

Please act on this appeal from an impartial humane source.  Remind your MPs and MEPs:  The situation in Gaza has reached its lowest ebb outside of periods of military attack and should now be considered a humanitarian emergency. Over the past 10 years, Gaza has suffered a decline of living standards since Israel imposed a…

Please support this protest

Lord Hylton

Sapatan Village near Semdinli, Hakkari Province, SE Turkey – This is a village of some 2000 people in SE Turkey, not far from the frontier. One Turkish special operations police officer had been killed (probably by PKK insurgents) on or just before 6 August 2017. On that day, probably in the early morning, the whole…

Abolishing the Death Penalty

Lord Hylton

I have been opposed to executions ever since I became involved with cases of miscarriage of justice, many years ago.  The struggle against capital punishment goes on across the world, though rather slowly. Some of you may have heard BBC 5 Live’s programme on 8 August.  This had an interview with Kris Maharaj and his wife,…

War Crimes in Iraq

Lord Hylton

Antony Loyd is a veteran war correspondent, who has reported from Bosnia, Chechnya and Iraq.  Following the expulsion of ISIS/Daesh from the city of Mosul in Iraq, he has described the killing of some prisoners by Iraqi forces and the beating and brutalizing of others.  Please see his 3-column article in The Times for Saturday…