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Commonwealth Delivers Equality Boost for one British Family. Are Changes to Laws of Royal Succession Really the Best it Can Do?

Posted 30 October 2011 | 16:14:07 (EST)

At what looks set to be a disappointing Commonwealth Heads Of Government Meeting, we can take small comfort that leaders - 16 of them at least - have finally agreed to abandon the archaic laws of royal succession.

A move instigated by David Cameron to bestow equal rights to...

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Royal Succession: Small Comfort at Difficult Commonwealth Meeting

1 Comments | Posted 29 October 2011 | 17:44:04 (EST)

At what looks set to be a disappointing Commonwealth Heads Of Government Meeting, we can take small comfort that leaders - 16 of them at least - have finally agreed to abandon the archaic laws of royal succession.

A move instigated by David Cameron to bestow equal...

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The Commonwealth: So What?

7 Comments | Posted 29 September 2011 | 10:43:01 (EST)

In exactly one month's time, 54 Commonwealth leaders will converge on Perth, Australia for the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). Government aides are finalising travel schedules, Commonwealth civil society organisations are jostling for space in a packed agenda and a few activists are preparing their picket signs in...

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The Commonwealth's Human Rights Record: A response

Posted 15 July 2011 | 01:00:00 (EST)

Peter Tatchell is right in his suggestion that the Commonwealth and its leaders have been reticent - nervous, even to address the important subject of LGBT and other human rights issues that divide the organisation's member states ('Commonwealth must put gay rights on its agenda', 13/07/11).

However, while...

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