Treaty

Britain has a special responsibility to Hong Kong. Surely, it is now time to declare that China is in breach of its international obligations, writes Stephen Twigg, chair of the International Development Committee
Debate over Brexit continues to be binary and fraught - but we are working together to make the bill work on its own terms
Ed Miliband's announcement that the Labour Party would only commit to an in/out EU referendum in the event of major EU treaty change sets up a significant fault line between his party's policy and that of the Conservatives.
The world mourns the loss of one the world's most revered statesman. Eulogies at his memorial service reminisce over his noble characteristics, wish him a peaceful repose and beckon humanity to embrace his legacy...
The annual UN Annual Climate Change Summit began in Poland on November 11th and continues until the 22nd. This major international conference is a key stepping stone towards the goal of securing by end-2015 a comprehensive global climate change treaty to take effect from 2020 onward.
The 19th United Nations annual Climate Change Conference begins in Poland on November 11. This will be an important step, although only a step, along the path toward securing by the end of 2015 a comprehensive global treaty that must set the world on a path to a low carbon future.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released last Friday the most comprehensive ever study on global warming. The landmark report, prepared by more than 200 scientists over two years, concludes that global temperatures could rise by up to 4.8 Celsius (8.6 Fahrenheit) by the end of this century compared to pre-industrial levels, but could potentially still be held to 0.3 C (0.5 F) with deep, speedy cuts in emissions.
Abu Qatada has offered to return to Jordan - provided an anti-torture treaty is ratified. The hate-preaching cleric's barrister