Paul Vallely is visiting professor in Public Ethics at the University of Chester and a senior research fellow at the Brooks World Poverty Institute at the University of Manchester. He writes on ethical, political and cultural issues. He has a fortnightly column in the Independent on Sunday and also writes for the New York Times and the Church Times. His latest book is Pope Francis – Untying the Knots. He was co-author of the report of the Commission for Africa and has chaired several development charities.
26 December 2012 12:01 AM
Sir Alex Ferguson asks club’s 75 million supporters to join The Independent’s campaign to help child soldiers in Central African Republic.
16 December 2012 12:00 AM
When a new James Bond film hits the screens, an expert is wheeled out to opine that 007's "licence to kill" is fiction, like the agent. Yet for real-life spooks, a licence to kill, torture, lie and dissemble seems to go with the job.
14 December 2012 07:40 PM
These drawings, created at rehabilitation centres, testify to scarcely imaginable suffering. Dr Rachel Calam assesses their meaning.
A Childhood Violated: why we are launching this campaign with Unicef to help Africa's child soldiers
09 December 2012 07:04 PM
The Central African Republic is home to a number of rebel groups that use child soldiers – with devastating consequences. This is the first despatch of our campaign
09 December 2012 12:00 AM
02 December 2012 12:00 AM
A country trying to mend itself needs more, not less, help
25 November 2012 12:00 AM
New alliances in the Middle East mean that, for Israel and Hamas, the worse is still to come in Gaza
18 November 2012 12:00 AM
How the Arab Spring can be traced in the recent escalation of violence
15 November 2012 12:00 AM
It's arguably the world's most venerated campaigning group. But now Amnesty is facing a crisis that threatens to tear it apart
14 November 2012 12:00 AM
Roy Warren, a candidate for police commissioner in Manchester, is battling a tide of voter apathy
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
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