International Day of Democracy

News - 15 September, 2015

Today marks the International Day of Democracy. Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2007 (A/62/7), the International Day of Democracy aims to encourage governments to strengthen their commitment to the promotion and consolidation of democratic values. This year’s initiative focuses on the role civil society plays within a successful democracy. The theme of […]

2011: watershed year for the Middle East and North Africa

News - 24 April, 2012

The Arab uprisings of the last 15 months have been critical for challenging repression and demonstrating the power of collective action. A year on, Wilton Park will examine the impact of the Arab transitions and explore the challenges ahead. Impact and challenges for the Middle East and North Africa one year on from the Arab […]

The quiet fights

News - 16 September, 2011

This week we celebrated the International Day of Democracy. It is a day which cannot be ignored or forgotten, not least because of the current international climate and recent events such as the Arab Spring, and not forgetting, the quiet fights; every-day battles that go on in the name of democracy – unpublished and unpublicised. […]

Libya: widespread human rights abuses and the worsening humanitarian crisis

News - 13 April, 2011

In the lead up to the ‘Contact Group’ meeting in Qatar, UK officials met with international experts on human rights and the Middle East to discuss Libya. This specially convened meeting ensured that human rights remain at the heart of UK policy. Libya and human rights – the way forward 11 April 2011 (WP1127) How […]

Libya and human rights – the way forward

News - 8 April, 2011

A half day meeting will be held in London in partnership with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to discuss human rights issues in Libya.   Libya and human rights – the way forward Monday 11 April 2011 (WP1127 The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) recently launched its2010 report on Human Rights and Democracy, expressing its […]