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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
unstar 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 Crimes against Humanity 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 action they have taken to review the readiness of the United Kingdom to respond to crimes of atrocity and developing threats of genocide and other crimes against humanity anywhere in the world. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The British Government’s global network of embassies, strong international partnerships, and early warning mechanisms give the UK significant insight into emerging threats. The UK remains committed to the Responsibility to Protect and seeks to respond to developing threats of atrocity crimes or genocide including through prevention projects, sanctions regimes or support for justice systems. Our seat on the UN Security Council also means we swiftly engage where a threat of such crimes emerges. Where prevention has failed, it is the international community's responsibility to take collective action, through diplomatic, humanitarian and other means. Where necessary, the UN Security Council should be ready to authorise coercive measures under Chapter VII of the UN Charter.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2015-07-13T13:24:48.577Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-13T13:24:48.577Z
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3474
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 Judd more like this
386880
star this property registered interest false more like this
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
unstar 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 Conflict, Stability and Security Fund 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 arrangements they have made to ensure that their Conflict, Stability and Security Fund provides adequate and effective support for both their responsibility to protect and their commitments to preventing atrocities. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Conflict, Security and Stability Fund (CSSF) provides direct funding to both the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect and the joint UN office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide and the Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect. This funding assists these organisations in their work to consolidate the concept of the Responsibility to Protect by continuing to build the institutional architecture to prevent mass atrocity crimes and to strengthen the capacity of countries, regional and sub-regional organisations and civil society to protect populations. In addition, the CSSF funds a wide range of activities regionally that, while not always explicitly labelled as atrocity prevention, nonetheless contribute to the prevention of atrocities. These include projects on preventing sexual violence, reducing intergroup tensions, strengthening justice systems and the rule of law, security sector reform, disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2015-07-13T13:23:48.36Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-13T13:23:48.36Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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1660
star this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
386879
star this property registered interest false more like this
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
unstar 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 Crimes against Humanity 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 arrangements they have made to ensure that early warning systems and country analysis include indicators of genocide and crimes against humanity, and that there is sufficient interdepartmental co-operation to achieve this. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL988 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The British Government produces an annual internal risk report on fragile states called Countries at Risk of Instability (CRI). The report is used to help policy makers prioritise countries for Government engagement and ensure that policy responses are best placed to tackle evolving instability risks. As part of the CRI process, indicators that highlight a higher risk of mass atrocities occurring are used, such as levels of internal state repression, levels of inter-communal factionalism and the type of regime a country operates. The reports indicator set reflects best practice from many similar non-governmental organisations and partner governments approaches. Data is collected from a wide range of sources, including academia and Government subject matter expertise. The report is produced by the Cabinet Office and coordinates input from all relevant government departments and agencies.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2015-07-13T13:23:00.53Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-13T13:23:00.53Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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1660
star this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
386463
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star this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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 Eritrea: Emigration 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 with the government of Eritrea the case for seeking to relieve the current levels of migration across the Mediterranean by closing the borders in Eritrea. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL958 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Addressing irregular migration requires a comprehensive plan that includes disrupting criminal trafficking and smuggling networks, and working with source countries to address the factors that cause migrants to leave their homes in the first place through developmental aid, addressing human rights abuses and tackling conflict.</p><p>We remain deeply concerned by the high levels of irregular migration from Eritrea and have stepped up our bilateral dialogue on this issue. Our dialogue has not included discussion of closing Eritrea’s borders.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2015-07-13T13:21:40.61Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-13T13:21:40.61Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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3895
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
386462
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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 Eritrea: Human Rights 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 response they have made to the recent report by the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea, in particular its findings regarding the failure of the rule of law, and the incidence of persecution, torture, forced labour and sexual enslavement of women, taking place within a "climate of impunity". more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL957 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We recognise the important work of the Commission of Inquiry and we share its concerns regarding human rights in Eritrea, in particular widespread arbitrary detention and shortcomings in the rule of law and respect for fundamental freedoms. We regret the Government of Eritrea’s failure to receive the Commission in Asmara, which compelled the Commission in its report to rely on witnesses who are outside the country and whose testimony may have been based on first-hand experience of Eritrea some time ago.</p><p> </p><p>Eritrea continues to fall short of its international human rights obligations. We have called on Eritrea to honour these obligations through discussions under the UN Universal Periodic Review as well as the EU Article 8 Dialogue. We note that Eritrea has taken some positive steps in engaging with the international community on human rights, including the ratification of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment in September 2014. We now call on the Government of Eritrea to follow through on these commitments with concrete action to strengthen the rule of law and to improve the human rights situation on the ground.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2015-07-13T13:16:03.453Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-13T13:16:03.453Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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3895
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
386110
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
unstar 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 Strategic Defence and Security Review 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 plan to include training on protection of civilians and how to respond to survivors of sexual violence in the next Strategic Defence and Security Review; and whether they plan to consult on this matter. more like this
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this
star this property uin HL909 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The British Government is committed to the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (WPS), including responses to conflict related sexual violence. This commitment was demonstrated by the launch in December 2014 of the UK Implementation Plan to accompany our National Action Plan (NAP) on WPS and my appointment in June by the Prime Minister, my right hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron), as his Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict. The UK is also a strong advocate internationally for the protection of civilians in conflict, including ensuring that protection of civilians is integrated across both humanitarian and development work. All these agendas span multiple strands of the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR). The Cabinet Office is leading the consultation process for the SDSR, and will look to engage with our key allies, industry, academics, and a range of other interested parties.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
unstar this property grouped question UIN HL908 more like this
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less than 2015-07-13T13:14:44.387Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-13T13:14:44.387Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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4301
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this
386109
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
unstar 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 Strategic Defence and Security Review more like this
star this property house id 2 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 how they plan to integrate their commitments on women, peace and security into the next Strategic Defence and Security Review; and whether they plan to consult on this matter. more like this
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this
star this property uin HL908 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The British Government is committed to the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (WPS), including responses to conflict related sexual violence. This commitment was demonstrated by the launch in December 2014 of the UK Implementation Plan to accompany our National Action Plan (NAP) on WPS and my appointment in June by the Prime Minister, my right hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron), as his Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict. The UK is also a strong advocate internationally for the protection of civilians in conflict, including ensuring that protection of civilians is integrated across both humanitarian and development work. All these agendas span multiple strands of the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR). The Cabinet Office is leading the consultation process for the SDSR, and will look to engage with our key allies, industry, academics, and a range of other interested parties.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
unstar this property grouped question UIN HL909 more like this
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less than 2015-07-13T13:14:44.277Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-13T13:14:44.277Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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4301
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this
386087
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
unstar 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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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what investigations have taken place following the aerial bombardments and attacks on civilians in Golo, in Jebel Marra district in Central Darfur, since January. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL886 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UN–African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) continues to follow the fighting in the Jebel Marra region. This is reflected in recent reports of the Secretary General on Darfur, which note reports of aerial bombardments in villages north of Golo in January 2015 as well as troop movements around Golo during March. However, UNAMID’s ability to fully investigate has been hampered by access restrictions – an issue that the UK has raised repeatedly in the UN Security Council and with the Government of Sudan.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2015-07-13T13:10:28.103Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-13T13:10:28.103Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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3895
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
386086
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
unstar 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: Rape more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to urge the UN Security Council to recommend that the International Criminal Court opens a specific investigation into the situation in the town of Tabit, North Darfur, following allegations that members of the Sudanese armed forces raped more than 220 girls and women on 31 October and 1 November 2014. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL885 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The situation in Darfur has already been referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) by the UN Security Council under UN Security Council Resolution 1593 (2005). As the prosecutor’s investigation is still ongoing, it could encompass any new allegations, including Tabit. However, such a decision would be for the Office of the Prosecutor of the Court to take. The UK remains a strong supporter of the ICC and continues to call on the Government of Sudan to allow the UN unfettered access to Tabit to carry out a full and independent investigation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2015-07-13T13:09:31.097Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-13T13:09:31.097Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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3895
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
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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
unstar 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 South Sudan: Armed Conflict 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 assessment they have made of the impact on women of ongoing conflict in South Sudan. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Accurate assessments are hard to come by, due to the limitations of access. However, we remain deeply concerned by the impact on women of the ongoing conflict. Figures provided by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) show that 55% of those who have fled to neighbouring countries since December 2013 have been female. In addition, according to various humanitarian Gender-Based Violence (GBV) assessments, women and girls in the conflict-affected areas have experienced multiple forms of GBV. Particularly disturbingly, the latest Human Rights Report published by the UN Mission in South Sudan on 30 June also reported extensive testimony of rape in conflict areas, particularly in Unity State, where at least 79 women are believed to have been subjected to sexual violence. I highlighted my deep concern at these reports on social media. Together with its international partners, including the UN, US, EU and Norway, the UK continues to urge the parties to negotiate a resolution to the conflict.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2015-07-13T15:55:48.957Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-13T15:55:48.957Z
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3474
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this