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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Loujain al-Hathloul more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps his Department is taking to help secure the release of Loujain Al-Hathloul in Saudi Arabia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North remove filter
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Diana Johnson more like this
star this property uin 264376 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>We are concerned that some women’s rights defenders, including Loujain al-Hathloul, remain in detention. We raise our concerns regularly and freely, using a range of Ministerial and diplomatic channels, including our Ambassador and Embassy team in Riyadh. The Foreign Secretary raised the detention of women’s rights defenders during his visit to Saudi Arabia in March. The UK was signatory to the joint statement on 7 March at the United Nations Human Rights Council which raised significant concerns about reports of continuing arrests and arbitrary detentions of human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia, including women's rights activists. The UK, along with other embassies in Saudi Arabia, requested and were denied access to the trials of women’s rights defenders that took place on 13 and 27 March.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T16:46:43.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T16:46:43.217Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-06-26more like thismore than 2018-06-26
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Nicaragua: Human Rights more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What recent assessment he has made of the human rights situation in Nicaragua. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North remove filter
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Diana Johnson more like this
star this property uin 906056 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-26more like thismore than 2018-06-26
star this property answer text The Government remains deeply concerned by the reported human rights abuses and excessive use of force by security services. We condemn violence against peaceful protesters, particularly the use of live ammunition. The Nicaraguan Government must respect human rights and take responsibility for ending the violence. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2018-06-26T15:06:59.317Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-26T15:06:59.317Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-05-01more like thismore than 2018-05-01
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Egypt: Torture more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the use of torture in Egyptian (a) prisons and (b) detention centres by (i) police and (ii) other security officials of that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North remove filter
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Diana Johnson more like this
star this property uin 140006 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-10more like thismore than 2018-05-10
star this property answer text <p>We are concerned about reports of torture and mistreatment in detention in Egypt and continue to raise these issues with the Egyptian authorities. We have raised our concerns in public, through the UN Human Rights Council and through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Human Rights Priority Country reports; and in private, in meetings with Egyptian officials in London and Cairo. Our Ambassador to Egypt last raised human rights concerns with the Egyptian authorities on 18 April.The UK wants to see more political progress and better protection of human rights in Egypt, including implementation of the rights guaranteed by Egypt’s constitution.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-05-10T15:20:01.327Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-10T15:20:01.327Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-03-26more like thismore than 2018-03-26
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Rights more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will adopt a strategic plan to (a) protect and (b) support human rights defenders throughout the world. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North remove filter
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Diana Johnson more like this
star this property uin 134291 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-29more like thismore than 2018-03-29
star this property answer text <p>​In 2017, officials from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) collaborated with representatives of civil society organisations to update the FCO's &quot;Guidelines on Working with Human Rights Defenders&quot;. These Guidelines were issued to all Ambassadors and High Commissioners in December. They give guidance on how UK diplomats should become well acquainted with civil society representatives, including human rights defenders. Each Ambassador and High Commissioner is able to decide how to apply the Guidelines in the context of the country to which they are accredited. With this decentralised, flexible approach, diplomats overseas are able to make decisions based on local knowledge and conditions. The FCO believes that this is a better approach than a prescriptive, centrally-driven strategy.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2018-03-29T09:35:29.903Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-29T09:35:29.903Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2018-03-26more like thismore than 2018-03-26
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Rights more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much money was spent by the Government on (a) protecting and (b) supporting human rights defenders globally in each year since 2009-10. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North remove filter
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Diana Johnson more like this
star this property uin 134292 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-29more like thismore than 2018-03-29
star this property answer text <p>​The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) protects and supports human rights defenders in a variety of ways, including by funding projects through the Magna Carta Fund for Human Rights and Democracy (MCF) and the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF). Figures for MCF-funded projects specifically focussing on human rights defenders are only available from 2016. In financial year 2016/17, the FCO spent an estimated £609,185 from MCF on projects to protect and/or support human rights defenders. The figure for financial year 2017/18 is likely to be approximately £449,430. These figures do not take into account work funded from the CSSF or projects which supported human rights defenders that fall into different thematic areas such as freedom of expression or freedom of religion or belief. An accurate and comprehensive estimate of the full value of FCO's work to protect and support human rights defenders would need to take into account the full economic cost of non-project activities such as communications, attendance at trials, and diplomatic engagement with overseas governments and state institutions. Data to allow such an estimate to be reached is not held centrally</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2018-03-29T09:42:54.96Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-29T09:42:54.96Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-03-26more like thismore than 2018-03-26
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Rights more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support (a) women and (b) other human rights defenders. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North remove filter
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Diana Johnson more like this
star this property uin 134293 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-29more like thismore than 2018-03-29
star this property answer text <p>​In December 2017, the Foreign Secretary issued the diplomatic network with an updated version of the United Kingdom Guidelines on Working with Human Rights Defenders. The Guidelines instruct the United Kingdom's diplomatic network to support human rights defenders. This includes taking into account groups who may face additional risks such as those defending the rights of women. The UK co-sponsored the Resolution on Human Rights Defenders at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in November, 2017. This year marks the 20<sup>th</sup> anniversary year of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders. We will work with fellow co-signatories to uphold the principles of the Declaration.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2018-03-29T09:45:34.01Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-29T09:45:34.01Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-01-24more like thismore than 2018-01-24
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Hamed bin Haydara more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports his Department has received on the decision of the Specialised Criminal Court in Sana'a to sentence Mr Hamed bin Haydara to death by public execution because of his religious beliefs; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North remove filter
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Diana Johnson more like this
star this property uin 124878 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-29more like thismore than 2018-01-29
star this property answer text <p>As the Minister for Europe and the Americas said in his response to the urgent question on this issue on 11 January, we strongly condemn Mr bin Haydara's death sentence, and the continued persecution of Baha'is in Yemen for their religious beliefs. We were informed of Mr bin Haydara's sentence on 2 January, via the Baha'i community in London, and I met with the leader of the Baha'i community on 25 January. We continue to work closely with our partners, including the European Union, to raise this issue directly with the de facto authorities in Sana'a, and have sought to raise the profile of Mr bin Haydara's situation through public diplomacy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-01-29T16:29:47.23Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-29T16:29:47.23Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-01-24more like thismore than 2018-01-24
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Hamed bin Haydara more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential implications for the Baha'i community and freedom of religion or belief in northern Yemen of the death sentence pronounced against the Yemeni Baha'i Mr bin Haydara. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North remove filter
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Diana Johnson more like this
star this property uin 124883 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-29more like thismore than 2018-01-29
star this property answer text <p>We are very concerned about the persecution of Baha'is in Yemen, particularly in areas controlled by the Houthis and forces aligned to the late former President Saleh. The immediate release of all Baha'is in Yemen imprisoned for their religious beliefs was a key demand in the September United Nations Human Rights Council Resolution, which we supported. We will work closely with all partners to ensure its full implementation. We are in close contact with the Baha'i community in London regarding Mr Haydara's case and the wider situation of Bahai's in Yemen. I met with with representatives of the Baha'i community on 18 January to discuss this and other cases.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-01-29T16:33:50.763Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-29T16:33:50.763Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-01-24more like thismore than 2018-01-24
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Baha'i Faith more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports his Department has received on Iranian influence on the actions of the Houthi community against the Baha'i community in Sana'a, Yemen; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North remove filter
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Diana Johnson more like this
star this property uin 124888 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-29more like thismore than 2018-01-29
star this property answer text <p>We are aware of reports from the Baha'i community about Iranian influence on Houthi actions in Yemen. We call upon Iran to cease harassment of all religious minorities and to fulfil its international and domestic obligations to allow freedom of religion.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-01-29T16:44:03.357Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-29T16:44:03.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2017-12-07more like thismore than 2017-12-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Iran: BBC Persian Service more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his oral contribution of 21 November 2017, Official Report, Vol 631 Col 852, if will raise persecution of and intimidation against staff of the BBC Persian service during his forthcoming visit to Iran. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North remove filter
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Diana Johnson more like this
star this property uin 118339 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-13more like thismore than 2017-12-13
star this property answer text <p>Reports about harassment of BBC Persian staff and their families in Iran are deeply worrying. The Foreign Secretary specifically raised our concerns about the harassment of BBC Persian staff and their families in Iran with his Iranian counterpart during his visit to Tehran on 9-10 December. This issue is intimately bound up with wider questions of the protection of civil and political rights in Iran; the Foreign Secretary also raised our broader concerns on Iran’s human rights record during his visit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-12-13T17:54:47.407Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-13T17:54:47.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this