Veteran representation in new UK Parliament examined as 39 newly elected MPs have military backgrounds

The 2024 General Election sees a decrease in MPs with military backgrounds to 39, revealing a notable overrepresentation of veterans and a significant gender imbalance, particularly within the Conservative Party.

New Troubles Bill: Seeking transparency or protecting the British State?

The proposed Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill, which aims to protect the UK government from legal consequences for its actions during The Troubles, is currently under scrutiny in Parliament, with critics arguing that it shields the state from accountability, undermines human rights norms, threatens the Good Friday Agreement, and dismisses the quest for justice by families affected by the conflict.

AOAV’s evidence to the UK Foreign Affairs Committee inquiry into UK Universities’ Engagement with Autocracies

AOAV has submitted evidence to the UK Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee highlighting concerns over the potential risks to academic freedom and national security posed by UK universities accepting funding from authoritarian governments like China and Gulf states.