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Jordan: The Right to Know in the Middle East – Building an Agenda for a Culture of Transparency


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Jordan: The Right to Know in the Middle East – Building an Agenda for a Culture of Transparency

A two day event, organised by ARTICLE 19 with the support of International Media Support (IMS) on 14-15 December 2009 in Amman, Jordan, brought together activists who shared initiatives from across the region and explored new approaches for combating an entrenched culture of secrecy in policy and practice.


By Article 19, UK.


Human rights Policy Resource.

Implications for the UK intelligence community

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Implications for the UK intelligence community

On 9 March 2008, Gordon Brown presented a White Paper to Parliament that served as the first comprehensive attempt to distil a ‘National Security Strategy’ for the United Kingdom. The starting point for the strategy is the existence of a fixed and unwavering obligation on the part of government to protect the British people and the British national interest. However, the strategic analysis then goes on to assert that the nature of the threats and the risks the UK faces have changed beyond recognition in recent decades, so confounding all the old assumptions about national defence and international security.


By IPPR, UK.


Governance Policy Resource.


Muslim World can learn from Rwanda’s Muslims’ - Mufti of Rwanda in visit to Kigali Memorial

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Muslim World can learn from Rwanda’s Muslims’ - Mufti of Rwanda in visit to Kigali Memorial

A thousand Muslim students of the Islamic Association of Rwanda today walked from their schools across Kigali to lay wreaths on the graves of more than 250,000 genocide victims buried at KMC. Over two hours they visited the centre’s graves and exhibitions and went on to the Ministry of Education to present a petition.


By Aegies Trust, UK.


Humanitarian Intervention Policy Resource.


Health Minister joins stem cell science debate

 

Health Minister joins stem cell science debate

Egenis will be joined by Ben Bradshaw at a public meeting on 18 July chaired by Dame Suzi Leather. “Stem Cell Science: Behind the headlines”, will offer people the chance to discuss the ethics and implications of stem cell and embryo research. Mr Bradshaw, who is MP for Exeter, will be one of the speakers at the ‘Question Time’-style event at Exeter’s Guildhall on Friday 18 July. Also on the panel will be Professor John Dupré, Director of Egenis, Senior Research Fellow Dr Christine Hauskeller, and Clinical Oncologist Dr Liz Toy. The meeting will be chaired by Dame Suzi Leather, chair of the Charity Commission and former chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.


By E Genis, UK.


Health Policy Resource.