A Responsibility To Protect

Civilians caught up in conflict deserve our protection. Jo Cox was working on a report on the responsibility to protect civilians (R2P) with the Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat, which our Vice President Alison McGovern has assisted in finishing. That report has now been launched and you can read it here. To coincide with the launch of this report, 80 Labour MPs and Peers have signed our statement on the responsibility to protect civilians, to show our commitment as a Party to the international obligations that the last Labour government signed us up to in 2005.

LCID is also pleased to have partnered with Open Labour to publish ‘A Progressive Foreign Policy For New Times,’ a new pamphlet written by Dr Harry Pitts and Professor Paul Thompson, which argues that Labour should put forward a new foreign policy inspired Jo and Robin Cook.

Strategic Foreign Policy Review 2021

LCID contributed a submission to the Strategic Foreign Policy Review that was led by Wayne David MP, Shadow FCO Minister. You can read our submission here..

National Policy Forum Consultation 2020

LCID is pleased to share our submission to the NPF’s consultation 2020. You can read our submission here..

Labour International Development Task Force 2017

Expanding our submission to the Party’s 2017 manifesto, this document presents seven areas of priority for Labour’s International Development team..

Labour Party Manifesto 2017

We’d like to share with our supporters LCID’s submission to the Labour Party’s 2017 manifesto. Building on our 2015 manifesto, and our campaigning on aid and Syria and the Responsibility to Protect, it sets out the policies we would like included in Labour’s manifesto..

A Labour Approach to Development – our manifesto for 2015

LCID’s Policy Commission Submission 2014-15, ‘A Labour approach to development’, which we submitted last summer as part of the NPF’s policy consultation. The paper sets out a series of policy themes that are pro-rights, pro-equality, multi-lateralist and directed at redistributing power. In this document we focus on tackling global inequality, taking a lead on climate change, clamping down on tax dodging and championing responsible capitalism on a global scale, focusing on prioritising the rights of women and girls and a renewed commitment to reduce conflict and violence. We call for DFID to remain a full department of state, with a Secretary of State at the cabinet table and a clear poverty-reduction mandate, in order to ensure a Labour government delivers a bold and distinctively-Labour foreign and development policy platform from 2015. Over the summer we will be publishing further blogs and articles setting out our vision for a future Labour Government’s foreign and development policy..

Development on the Doorstep: A Support Pack for Diaspora Campaigning

LCID have developed a Development on the Doorstep Diaspora pack to help you engage Diaspora groups in your constituencies. It includes key stats on what the last Labour Government did in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Ghana, Somalia and Somaliland and the Caribbean – as well as ideas on how Labour’s future international development policy will help their countries of origin. Please download it from our website and share widely in your CLP.

LCID’s submission to the International Development Select Committee

LCID made a Submission to the International Development Select Committee on “Beyond Aid: The Future UK Approach to Development”. Our submission starts with the broad approach to development that we believe is right. We look at why we think the Government’s current focus on poverty relief is not enough and we set out an alternative approach to development that is pro-rights, pro-equality and multilateralist.

Beyond Aid: Labour’s ambition for a radical development agenda

Edited by our Honorary Presidents Glenys Kinnock and Stephen Doughty, Beyond Aid: Labour’s ambition for a radical development agenda draws on expert opinion from different backgrounds and sectors and aims to spark debate about, and offer a renewed ambition for, a radical development agenda and what the UK’s role should be in shaping it..