UK conference supports right to self-determination
LONDON—At a packed venue in the Houses of Parliament, ‘Parliamentarians for National Self-Determination’ (PNSD) hosted a Conference focusing on the right of self-determination and how that can be used to bring peace and justice to conflict zones.
Lord Nazir Ahmed, PNSD’s Chair, hosted the event and expressed his gratitude to members of Parliament from across the political spectrum that offered their support to nations who want to peaceably restore democracy and human rights in their respective homelands. He implored the international community to do more to protect this core human right and committed to raise this with the UK Government.
Fabian Hamilton, a Labour Party MP, and shadow foreign affairs minister, sent a clear message that the “Labour Party strongly supports the right of oppressed peoples throughout the world to self-determination as one of the few ways in which conflict and violence may be avoided and communities are able to live together in peace”. He noted that human rights are all too often disregarded by those who choose to overlook the rights of the minority for their own selfish ends.
Peter Grant MP, representing the Scottish National Party, spoke of his party’s ideological affinity with all those who sought, through exclusively peaceful means, to secure right of self-determination for their peoples. He was proud