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The National Commission for Justice and Peace advises the Scottish Bishops' Conference of the Catholic Church in matters relating to social justice, international peace and human rights, and promotes action in these areas.

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Image: Campaign Against the Arms Trade Ten ways we had an impact on the arms trade in 2014
Take CAAT's whistle stop tour of some of the amazing things that you have helped achieve this year. In 2014, the UK's shameful role in arming countries involved in conflict and human rights abuses has been all too apparent. In July, Israel launched its ground offensive in Gaza and the Malaysian airlines passenger jet was shot down in Ukraine. In the same week, Israeli, Russian and Ukrainian weapons companies touted for sales alongside each other at Farnborough International arms fair.   Read More...
Image: Remember the Christmas Truce of 1914 Five months after the start of World War I, along the Western Front, where already hundreds of thousands of soldiers from throughout Europe, India, Australia, and Canada had lost their lives, so-called enemies ventured from their trenches to talk with each other, retrieve corpses, share gifts from home, tell jokes, sing songs, and kick around make-shift footballs.  The Scottish peace movement are gathering in Glasgow on Christmas Eve at 1:30 pm to remember the Christmas truce of 1914. Assemble at Dewar's statue in Glasgow city centre.   Read More...
Image: Clean Clothes Campaign New report to mark International Migrant Day
To mark the United Nation’s International Migrant Day, Clean Clothes Campaign released a new report in conjunction with the MAP Foundation outlining the gross violations of labour rights among migrant workers in the Thai apparel industry.   Read More...
Image: Detention of Asylum Seekers Not at Risk of Absconding Unlawful The Court of Appeal ruled Tuesday 16th December 2014 that a second element of the Home Office's detained asylum process is unlawful.  The Court found that the detention of asylum seekers who are not at risk of absconding whilst their appeals are pending is unlawful.  The ruling is the second Court of Appeal defeat in a week for the government's immigration policy, following Monday's ruling that the guidance on legal aid for immigration cases is unlawful   Read More...
Image: Early Day Motion 578: Sexual Violence In Conflict In Burma Please ask your MP to sign this EDM
That this House condemns the continuing use of rape as a weapon of war and the recent escalation in military attacks in Kachin, northern Shan and Karen States; notes the recent report by the Women's League for Burma, detailing evidence of the continuing use of rape and sexual violence; calls for a nationwide ceasefire and an end to the use of rape and sexual violence as a weapon of war in Burma   Read More...
Image: Stop the chainsaws, Mr. 'Climate President'! Vast swathes of Peruvian rainforest are being cleared for plantations
How can the environment minister of Peru preside over the current UN Climate Summit in Lima while actively promoting rampant deforestation in his own country? Help us call him out on his hypocrisy! Please sign the petition and share it far and wide!   Read More...


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