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29 January 2021
Today a group of nonviolent activists, known as the Stansted 15, have had their appeal upheld against being convicted under counter terrorism legislation.
21 January 2021
From Friday 22 January nuclear weapons are banned under international law. Quakers are joining an array of statements, witness and worship, to welcome this historic milestone.
20 January 2021
Quakers in Britain and Quaker Concern for the Abolition of Torture (Q-CAT) have briefed Peers ahead of a debate on the Overseas Operations Bill.
Quakers believe the Bill will have a significant, negative impact on key values of truth, justice and peace – in the UK and abroad.
17 December 2020
Shortly ahead of International Migrants Day, working together, Quakers in Britain, American Friends Service Committee, Friends Committee for National Legislation, Quaker Council for European Affairs and Quaker United Nations Office have developed a statement on migration drawing on Quaker foundations and work with migrants and on migration.
17 December 2020
The UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) – also known as the Nuclear Ban Treaty − is entering into force as international law on 22 January 2021, having been ratified by Honduras, the 50th state, in October. It comprehensively prohibits participation in any nuclear weapon activities.
10 December 2020
Today − on global Human Rights day − Quakers in Britain are joining 110 organisations in writing an open letter to the Prime Minister and political leaders, urging them to respond proportionately to COVID-19, protect people's rights and the rule of law and stand by the Human Rights Act.