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College of Policing

College of Policing in fresh controversy

Updated : 23 November

The College of Policing is involved in fresh controversy today concerning their training of police in countries that regularly use torture.  517 more words

Saudi Arabia

Stranger Danger Abroad

The student culture of travelling, be it on a gap year or year abroad, or during the long holidays, often involves meeting new people and developing new friendships along the way. 431 more words

Select Committee reports on Yemen

Damning criticism of government’s blind eye to arms sales to the Saudi Arabians
Recommends suspension of arms sales to the Saudis

Followers of this blog will be aware of the attention we have been drawing to the war in Yemen and our government’s role in it.  1,246 more words

Salisbury

United States partners with the United Kingdom and others to advance religious freedom

The transatlantic partnership promoting freedom of religion or belief is strong and growing deeper. At a time of multiplying challenges to this fundamental freedom, likeminded nations are collaborating in new and important ways. 731 more words

Embassy Thoughts

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Historical Collection

The Foreign Office was created in 1782 and merged to become the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 1968. The historical library collection of the FCO… 194 more words

JA Condie reblogged this on SWOP Forum and commented:

This sounds like a very interesting collection. It didn't seem to contain much in the way of OP materials but the UKOfficialPapers blog has clarified that for me:  

UKOfficialPapers Hi there, They do have many treaties as part of the collection ‘The “custody of [all] original treaties with Foreign Powers” was one of the prime responsibilities of the Foreign Office Library for much of its history. Amongst numerous treaties in the collection is an annotated bound volume of peace treaties between Great Britain and Foreign Powers (1814–41). Its manuscript index, carefully compiled by the Librarian Lewis Hertslet, lists each treaty in chronological order and also notes any “Specific British Engagements”. Volumes of press cuttings relate to the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, the Treaty of Versailles and the foundation of the League of Nations. Further volumes in the collection contain versions of the Treaty of Versailles in various languages.’ http://www.kcl.ac.uk/library/archivespec/special-collections/Individualcollections/fco.aspx The collection will also include parliamentary papers. Hope that helps, Hannah

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Historical Collection

The Foreign Office was created in 1782 and merged to become the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 1968. The historical library collection of the FCO… 194 more words

Yemen bombing

140 killed in air raid on a funeral

At long last, the war in Yemen is beginning to attract the attention it deserves.  Most news bulletins still lead on the atrocities in Syria but the horrific events in Yemen where the Saudis bombed a funeral killing 140 and wounding around 500 has at last brought the conflict onto the TV screens.  503 more words

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