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star this property date less than 2015-07-01more like thismore than 2015-07-01
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Turkey: LGBT People more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they plan to make to the government of Turkey about the use of water cannons and tear gas on participants at the gay pride celebrations in Istanbul. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
star this property uin HL987 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-07-07
star this property answer text <p>We regularly raise human rights issues and the need to allow freedom of expression as part of our ongoing dialogue with the Turkish government. As part of this dialogue, we continue to urge the Turkish authorities to exercise restraint and respond proportionately to public demonstrations. <br><br>We strongly encourage Turkey to continue work towards the full protection of fundamental rights, especially in the areas of minority rights and freedom of expression. Further sustained work is needed to meet EU standards on the fundamental rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons. But we do welcome progress made, including the ruling of Turkey’s Constitutional Court finding hate speech on the grounds of sexual orientation to constitute a criminal offence.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2015-07-07T14:59:50.677Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-07T14:59:50.677Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Scriven more like this
386107
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star this property date less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Syria more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to press for the referral of possible war crimes in Syria by all combatants to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court; and who, if anyone, records all breaches of international humanitarian law. more like this
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Lord Hylton 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 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
star this property answer text <p>The UK has consistently called for the situation in Syria to be referred to the International Criminal Court and supported efforts at the UN Security Council to achieve this. However, these efforts were blocked by Russia and China on 22 May 2014. In partnership with other donor countries, we have funded the collection of documentary evidence of human rights abuses and violations. We will also look to expand the EU sanctions regime to cover more people responsible for human rights abuses and violations. We will continue to press for those responsible to be held accountable.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2015-07-06T11:50:53.177Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T11:50:53.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
386106
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Syria more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken to prevent states or other agents sending funds and arms to the parties to the conflict in Syria, in particular those who are guilty or suspected of war crimes and grave human rights abuses; and what further action they plan to take. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-07-07
star this property answer text <p>The UK does not supply weapons to anyone in Syria, and we have played a major role in trying to prevent both the regime and extremists in Syria from acquiring weapons. <br><br>UN sanctions require that no states, groups or individuals may make available arms or funds to designated groups or individuals. In February 2015 the UN Security Council unanimously adopted UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2199, which the British Government co-sponsored. UNSCR 2199 specifically targets the fund raising methods used by Al-Qaida and its affiliates operating in Syria and Iraq. <br><br>The UK is also at the forefront of efforts to broaden the EU Syria sanctions regime, which limits the regime's access to funding. This year the EU has listed 24 new Syrian regime ministers who are jointly responsible for the regime’s reprehensible policies. There are several EU-Syria trade embargoes currently in place, including prohibiting exportation of chemical weapons (and precursors) and luxury goods to Syria, importation of oil from Syria and access to EU financial institutions. <br><br>We will work hard to sustain these efforts.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2015-07-07T14:56:25.127Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-07T14:56:25.127Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
386083
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Gaza more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have discussed the recent UN report on Operation Protective Edge with the government of Israel; and if not, whether they intend to do so. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL882 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-07-07
star this property answer text <p>Officials from our Embassy in Tel Aviv had meetings on 29 and 30 June with the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs where the UN Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry Gaza report was discussed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2015-07-07T14:56:55.02Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-07T14:56:55.02Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
386081
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Gaza: Ports more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with European partners concerning the case for mediating an agreement on international supervision of the Port of Gaza; and what assessment they have made of the difficulties that stand in the way of such an agreement. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL880 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-07-07
star this property answer text <p>The EU, with UK encouragement, has looked at a number of options for how it can encourage an easing of movement and access into and out of Gaza. This includes the possibility of EU assistance in establishing a sea-link from Gaza to another international port, currently envisaged in Cyprus. The difficulty that stands in the way is the remaining need for all parties to reach an agreement that addresses the underlying causes of the conflict in Gaza. This should ensure that Hamas and other militant groups permanently end rocket fire and other attacks against Israel; the Palestinian Authority resumes control of Gaza and restores effective and accountable governance; and Israel eases movement and access restrictions to allow the Gazan economy to grow.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2015-07-07T14:58:22Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-07T14:58:22Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
385740
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star this property date less than 2015-06-25more like thismore than 2015-06-25
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Burma more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Myanmar concerning the Population Control Health Care Law and how it can be implemented in a non-discriminatory way. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
star this property uin HL864 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-07-07
star this property answer text <p>We have made representations on all four of the so-called ‘protection of race and religion bills’, including the population law. We remain concerned that these laws could harm religious tolerance and respect for diversity in Burma, and contravene international standards and treaties to which Burma is a signatory. We have voiced our concerns over the proposed legislation to members of the Burmese government and parliamentarians. The then Minister of State for the Home Department, the right hon. Lynne Featherstone, raised the issue when she met Deputy Foreign Minister Thant Kyaw during her visit to Burma in January. The UK also endorsed a local statement issued by EU Heads of Mission in Rangoon in January, reiterating those concerns and calling on the Burmese government and parliament to ensure that all new legislation is fully compliant with Burma’s international human rights obligations. The population bill was also raised in the EU/Burma Human Rights Dialogue on 18 June.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2015-07-07T15:01:17.253Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-07T15:01:17.253Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
385738
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-25more like thismore than 2015-06-25
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Sudan more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Sudan regarding the continued imprisonment and persecution of the Reverend Yat Michael and the Reverend Peter Reith. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
star this property uin HL862 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 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
star this property answer text <p>I refer the noble Bishop to my answer of 22 June to the noble Baroness Cox (HL315), that our Embassy in Khartoum has previously raised these cases with the Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Since then we have maintained close contact with the legal teams working on behalf of the two pastors, and an official from our Embassy in Khartoum attended the latest court hearing on 15 June. We will continue to co-ordinate with other Embassies in Khartoum to ensure the international community is represented at the ongoing legal proceedings.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2015-07-06T11:52:49.413Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T11:52:49.413Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
385737
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-25more like thismore than 2015-06-25
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Indonesia more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support the government of Indonesia in its efforts to provide greater legislative protection for freedom of religion or belief in that country. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
star this property uin HL861 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-07-07
star this property answer text <p>Our Ambassador in Jakarta met the Indonesian Minister for Religious Affairs in April this year. During the meeting, he urged greater protection of religious beliefs and they discussed the Ministry’s forthcoming bill on protection for religious and faith communities (RUU PUB) on which the Ambassador offered UK assistance and expertise.</p><p>We have also supported a range of activities in this area, such as human rights training specifically related to freedom of religion for members of the Indonesian judiciary.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2015-07-07T14:39:48.607Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-07T14:39:48.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
385736
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-25more like thismore than 2015-06-25
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Israel more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of hostility towards religious minorities in Israel following the arsonist attack on and desecration of the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves in Tabgha on the night of 17 June. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
star this property uin HL860 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 2015-07-03more like thismore than 2015-07-03
star this property answer text <p>Freedom of religion or belief continues to be a priority for this Government. We regularly raise individual cases and discriminatory legislation with other governments and we support overseas programmes designed to overcome prejudice, discrimination and sectarianism.</p><p>On 18 June, officials from our Embassy in Tel Aviv lobbied senior contacts in the Israeli National Security Council and Ministry of Foreign Affairs to ensure quick and high level condemnation and action from the Israeli government to catch the perpetrators of this attack. On 19 June our Ambassador in Tel Aviv issued a local statement criticising the vandalising and burning of the Church &quot;Loaves and Fishes&quot; at the Kineret. He said &quot;This was a disgusting act of disrespect at one of Christianity's holiest sites. The British Government welcomes the determination of the Israeli authorities to bring those responsible to justice.”</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2015-07-03T13:56:34.29Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-03T13:56:34.29Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
385724
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-25more like thismore than 2015-06-25
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Syria more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to enable recognised religious leaders in Syria to act in parallel with all those searching for political solutions for that country. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL848 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 2015-07-03more like thismore than 2015-07-03
star this property answer text We recognise the important contribution that recognised religious leaders can make on the Syria political track. Along with other leading members of civil society, they will need a strong voice in the debate on Syria’s future. The UK has engaged directly with a number of religious leaders and representatives of minority communities. The UK has also been funding projects aimed at promoting dialogue between different ethnic and sectarian groups in Syria, as we seek further progress on a political settlement. Minorities including Alawites, Christians, Druze, Kurds and Turkmen have been represented in these projects. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2015-07-03T13:55:17.057Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-03T13:55:17.057Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this