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31/12/2011

Blog Aled's Facebook First Decade "What They've Done For Us" List

Welcome

Since the advent of the National Assembly in May 1999 Aled has written and commented extensively on a number of issues affecting modern Wales. He has also contributed to several TV and radio debates particularly on human rights, race relations, devolved Welsh governance, the plight of asylum seekers and refugees in Wales and the continuing work of Wales' faith communities in a rapidly changing society.  Aled is the Chair of Displaced People in Action.

This website seeks to provide a platform for informed debate about an array of frequently controversial issues written from an unique Welsh Christian perspective and conviction.

The National Assembly's First Decade May 2009

To mark the National Assembly's tenth birthday, Aled prepared a The First Decade "What They've Done for Us" list.

Brief Biography

Commission on the British Bill of Rights

In 2011, the First Minister asked Aled to serve on the Devolution Advisory Panel of the Commission of the British Bill of Rights. The Commission will submit its findings to the UK Government during 2012.

Recognising Achievement Award March 2010

In March 2010 Aled was awarded the Welsh Assembly Government's Recognising Achievement Award for services to community relations in Wales. He is seen here with the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, and friends and colleagues from Rhondda Cynon Taf: The Reverend Marcus Green, Clr Geraint Hopkins and the Mayor and Mayoress.

The award ceremony was held in Caerphilly Castle 25th March, 2010.

The All Wales Convention June 2008

In June 2008 Aled was appointed a member of Sir Emyr Jones Parry's All Wales Convention on the National Assembly's powers.

The Gorsedd of Bards June 2008

It was announced in June 2008 that Aled had received the honour of being made a member of the Gorsedd of Bards.

Equalities and Human Rights Commission October 2007: Aled was made a member of the Wales Committee of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission.

The Thomas Cook Affair July 2007

Aled, in his role as the CRE's Wales Commissioner, played an active part in responding to Thomas Cook's Welsh language policy. Further details can be obtained from the BBC's reports.

Aled Receives an OBE 14th December 2006

It was announced on Saturday 17th June, at the beginning of Refugee Week, that Aled was to be appointed an officer of the Order of the British Empire for his service to charities in Wales.

The investiture was held in Buckingham Palace on Thursday 14th December 2006. Aled received the medal with Saleem Kidwai of the Muslim Council for Wales.

The Commission for Racial Equality's Wales Commissioner 22nd November 2006

In November 2006, it was announced by the Department for Communities and Local Government that Aled had been appointed as the CRE's Wales' Commissioner for Racial Equality until October 2007. The news was warmly welcomed by the First Minister, Rhodri Morgan and Jane Hutt of the Welsh Assembly Government.