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August 6, 2016

A Well-Timed Omission

Daughter of a Bengali bookkeeper and growing up in Harrow, Shami Chakrabarti, 47, has come a long way as a human rights campaigner. She was once referred to as “probably the most effective public affairs lobbyist of the past 20 …

Posted in Human Rights, News Coverage, United Kingdom
August 5, 2016

UK: A tale of two inquiries

Originally published by the Gatestone Institute.
During the course of a hot summer Britain’s Labour party is in meltdown on a range of issues. But among the worst parts of its meltdown are those to do with its continuing effort to cover …

Posted in Human Rights, Opinion Editorial, United Kingdom
July 5, 2016

Event Summary: ‘The UN Human Rights Council at 10: Assessing the Performance of the UNHRC’

TIME: 12:00-13:00, Monday 4th July 2016
VENUE: Committee Room 2, House of Lords, Houses of Parliament, London, SW1A 0PW
SPEAKER: Hillel Neuer, Executive Director of United Nations Watch
For a full transcript of this event click here
By Gemma Sunnergren
On the 4th of July, by the kind invitation of …

Posted in Event Summaries, Human Rights, Spotlight
July 4, 2016

Event: ‘The UN Human Rights Council at 10: Assessing the Performance of the UNHRC’

TIME: 12:00-13:00, Monday 4th July 2016
VENUE: Committee Room 2, House of Lords, Houses of Parliament, London, SW1A 0PW
SPEAKER: Hillel Neuer, Executive Director of United Nations Watch
To see a summary of this event click here

In June 2016, the United Nations established …

Posted in Event, Human Rights, Spotlight
May 17, 2016

Event: ‘The Palestinian Authority and Human Rights’

TIME: 18:00 – 19:00, Tuesday 17th May 2016
VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, SW1P 4QP
SPEAKER: Bassem Eid, Founder of the Jerusalem-based Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group
Event Summary
#HJSevents
As Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas enters the eleventh year of what was supposed …

Posted in Event, Human Rights, Palestine, Spotlight
March 29, 2016

Event Transcript: ‘Threats to Religious Liberty: Theocratic and Secular’

29Speaker: Professor Robert George, Chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
Chair: Tom Wilson, Fellow at the Centre for the New Middle East at The Henry Jackson Society.
Tuesday 29th March, 2016
The Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London SW1P 4QP
Tom Wilson
Hello …

Posted in Event Transcript, Human Rights
March 24, 2016

Event: ’27 Years After Tiananmen Square: A Human Rights Assessment’

TIME: 11:30 – 12:30, Thursday 24th March 2016
VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London,
SW1P 4QP
SPEAKERS:

Ellen Bork
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Initiative and Visiting Fellow, Henry Jackson Society
Bob (Xigiu) Fu
Founder and President of China Aid
Anastasia Lin
Chinese-Canadian actress, model and Human Rights advocate
To attend …

Posted in China, Event, Human Rights, Upcoming Event

Event Transcript: ’27 Years After Tiananmen Square: A Human Rights Assessment’

Chair: Andrew Foxall, The Henry Jackson Society
Speakers: Ellen Bork, Bob (Xiqiu) Fu, Miss Anastasia Lin
24th March 2016
The Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower, London
Transcript written by Rachel Oliver
 
Andrew Foxall
We have three speakers and we will first begin with Anastasia Lin who …

Posted in China, Democracy & Development, Event Transcript, Human Rights
March 19, 2016

On the brink of WW3? Bloody horrors of Kosovo could be repeated as migrants swamp Europe

Originally posted in The Daily Star.
The plight of Syrian refugees is causing panic across Europe and could end horrifically as Putin’s Russia spoils for a fight and ISIS hope to see us all go up in flames, top experts fear.
Similarly, …

Posted in Human Rights, ISIS, News Coverage
March 17, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Preventive Detention of Terror Suspects: A New Legal Framework’

On the 16th March, Dr Diane Webber, a British solicitor and Non Resident Associate Fellow at The Henry Jackson Society, delivered a talk titled after her new book ‘Preventive Detention of Terror Suspects: A New Legal Framework’. The event was …

Posted in Defence, Event Summaries, Global, Human Rights, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security
February 29, 2016

Event: ‘Global Freedom’s Decade-Long Recession: Trends, Hopes, and Policy Responses’

Global Freedom’s Decade-Long Recession: Trends, Hopes, and Policy Responses

TIME: 15:30 – 16:30, Monday 29th February 2016
VENUE: Committee Room 13, House of Commons, SW1A 0AA, London
SPEAKER: Mr Mark Lagon, President of Freedom House and co-author of Human Dignity and the Future of Global Institutions
To attend please RSVP …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Event, Human Rights
January 8, 2016

The Problem with CAGE on campus: Rupert Sutton

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Human Rights
January 5, 2016

What is the Russian for Facebook?

The“weaponization of information”, the use of information for military purposes, is nothing new. In Russia today it is an imperative: if you work as a journalist, you are a combatant in the information war, and you won’t be allowed to …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Human Rights, Report, Research, RFE/RL Translations, Russia Studies Centre
December 17, 2015

An Impossible Standard for Israel

Originally published in Commentary 
The debate about where the moral culpability lies for the casualties that resulted from the recent conflicts in Gaza is one that has been engaged in repeatedly, and is no doubt one that will be repeated the …

Posted in Defence, Hamas, Human Rights, Islamism, Israel, Israel/Palestine, Media, Middle East, Opinion Editorial, Palestine, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security
November 16, 2015

Event Transcript: ‘A UK Magnitsky Law? Lessons from North America and Europe’

Congressman Jim McGovern
Member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Massachusetts’s 2nd congressional district
Irwin Cotler
Former Member of Parliament for Mount Royal and the Liberal Party of Canada’s Critic for Rights and Freedoms and International Justice
Eerik-Niiles Kross
Estonian diplomat, intelligence chief, …

Posted in Europe, European Union, Event Transcript, Human Rights, Russia, Russia Studies Centre
November 12, 2015

Is China Afraid of the Next Miss World?

This article originally appeared in The Daily Beast
Beijing appears to be doing everything it can to shut down Canadian beauty queen (and Falun Gong devotee) Anastasia Lin. Why are pageant organizers abandoning their outspoken delegate?
LONDON — In many ways, Anastasia …

Posted in China, Democracy & Development, Human Rights, Opinion Editorial, Spotlight
November 11, 2015

Why is the BBC letting the Islamic Human Rights Commission set the agenda?

This article was originally published in the Spectator
The farcically named ‘Islamic Human Rights Commission’ has featured here many times before. The last time was earlier this year when this Khomeinist group decided to award their ‘Islamophobe of the Year’ award …

Posted in Extremism, Human Rights, Islamism, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism
November 9, 2015

HJS This Week on Nuclear Deterrent, Netanyahu, Russia and Human Rights in China

London – 9th November 2015
The nuclear deterrent is on many of today’s front pages and provides a good talking point about British interests, but our focus this week is also on Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu meeting President Obama in Washington for …

Posted in Defence, Human Rights, Israel, Israel/Palestine, Nuclear Weapons, Press Release, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
November 5, 2015

As World Media Focuses On The Sinai Russia Continues To Abuse Political Prisoners

LONDON – 5th November 2015
 With the world’s attention on events in Egypt and the Sinai, Russia is continuing to abuse political prisoners, including Oleg Navalny, brother of the leading Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny.  In December 2014, Oleg Navalny was sentenced …

Posted in Human Rights, Press Release, Russia
November 4, 2015

Africa Emerges: Consummate Challenges, Abundant Opportunities

TIME: 15:30 – 16:30, Wednesday 4th November 2015
VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, Floor 26, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP
SPEAKER: Professor Robert I. Rotberg, Director of the Program on Intrastate Conflict and Conflict Resolution at Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University …

Posted in Africa, Democracy & Development, Event, Human Rights

Event Summary: ‘The Right to Believe in China’

On 3rd November 2015, The Henry Jackson Society welcomed the current Ms World Canada, actress and human rights activist Ms Anastasia Lin, to provide her insights into China and its human rights record.  The meeting was chaired by research fellow …

Posted in China, Event Summaries, Human Rights, Spotlight
November 3, 2015

Audio: ‘The Right to Believe in China’

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Posted in China, Democracy & Development, Event Audio, Human Rights

The Right to Believe in China

TIME: 13:00 – 14:00, Tuesday 3rd November 2015
VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, Floor 26, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP
SPEAKER: Anastasia Lin, Chinese-Canadian actress, model, beauty pageant titleholder, and human rights advocate
To attend please RSVP to: researchassistant7@henryjacksonsociety.org

 #HJSEvents
 Restrictions on religious freedoms are pervasive and …

Posted in Event, Human Rights, Religious Fundamentalism, Women's Rights
October 28, 2015

Event Transcript: ‘Fifty Shades of Guile: Wahhabism and the death of Islamic Pluralism’

Speaker:
Dr Simon Ross Valentine
Chair:
Sir David Amess
Wednesday 28th October 2015
Committee Room 16, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA
Sir David Amess
[Inaudible]
Now, Dr Simon Ross Valentine has spent the last three years in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia familiarising himself with the distinct …

Posted in Event Transcript, Extremism, Human Rights, Islamism, Middle East, Middle East, Religious Fundamentalism, Saudi Arabia, Terrorism & Security
October 22, 2015

The Price of Friendship: Britain’s quest to become Beijing’s ‘best partner’ has required sacrifices of moral principle.

Originally published in the Wall Street Journal.
China’s President Xi Jinping arrives Tuesday for his first state visit to the U.K. since he assumed control of the Communist Party three years ago. He’ll be on friendly terrain. Prime Minister David Cameron was in Beijing only …

Posted in China, Democracy & Development, Economy, Human Rights, Media Centre, Opinion Editorial, Spotlight | Tagged
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