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Worldwide protests demand action to protect Darfur

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Worldwide protests demand action to protect Darfur

17 Sept 07 – Over a thousand demonstrators gathered on Sunday 16 September outside the Sudanese Embassy before marching on Downing Street as part of a global day of action for Darfur. They were there to warn that a recent Security Council resolution has left some in the international community complacent when in fact violence on the ground is increasing. Campaigners donned blindfolds in a call to world leaders, ‘Protect Darfur: don’t look away.’


By AegisTrust,UK.


Humanitarian Intervention Policy Resource.


Teaching Ethics: Stem Cell Role Play

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Teaching Ethics: Stem Cell Role Play

Egenis researchers have developed a role play educational tool which has sparked interest from both national and international learning resource centres. The tool introduces students to stem cell science and its ethical implications, engaging the participants in decision making as a mock research ethics committee. The scenario simulates a realistic situation in which planning, negotiation and decision making are required form each participant.


By E Genis,UK.


Health Policy Resource.


Union Blues

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Union Blues

The great Victorian statesman, Benjamin Disraeli famously declared that “England is not governed by logic, but by Parliament”. It is perhaps surprising then that today’s Conservative party are pursuing ‘logical’ policies such as ‘English votes on English laws’, as a way of dealing with English governance. Gordon Brown has rightly rejected the policy, understanding that it is unworkable. Instead the new Prime Minister has tried to address the English Question by creating English regional ministers and select committees. This welcome move will give England a stronger voice in Westminster, but in itself is insufficient. Brown needs a further package of reforms which deal with the anomalies of devolution and improve the way England is governed by taking power away from the centre. By Guy Lodge and Katie Schmuecker, ippr Researchers.


By IPPR,UK.


Law and Order Policy Resource.