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Sexual Violence in Conflict

Lord McConnell

In October 2009, deep in the jungle in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, I visited a small village where 40 brave UN Peacekeepers from India were ‘protecting’ the villagers from the armed groups who were killing and looting across the region, and from their National Army who were, then, probably as guilty as the groups.…

Is anybody listening?

Lord Dholakia

Some people may wonder if the House of Lords generates much publicity. Does anyone really know what’s going on in the Lords? The answer can be surprising.  On the 27th February I posed a question in the Chamber: “My Lords, the Government of Sri Lanka have already announced that they are prepared to hold unconditional…