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star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Religious Freedom 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 for how many projects they provided funding under the Human Rights and Democracy Programme in 2013 for work associated with freedom of religion and belief. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry remove filter
star this property uin HL11 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 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answer text <p>In the 2013-14 financial year the Human Rights and Democracy Programme (HRDP) received 218 proposals for funding. Seventeen of these proposals were for work associated with Freedom of Religion and Belief (FORB), representing 7.8% of proposals received. Six projects were ultimately funded, to the value of £214,029. This represents 3.3% of the total resource available.</p><p>The programme is keen to see more good quality project bids on this theme in future bidding rounds, and have actively encouraged more quality bids for the 2014-15 financial year.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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HL10 more like this
HL9 more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T13:30:44.2917692Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T13:30:44.2917692Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
57537
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Religious Freedom 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 many applications they received for funding under the Human Rights and Democracy Programme in 2013 for work associated with freedom of religion or belief. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry remove filter
star this property uin HL10 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 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answer text <p>In the 2013-14 financial year the Human Rights and Democracy Programme (HRDP) received 218 proposals for funding. Seventeen of these proposals were for work associated with Freedom of Religion and Belief (FORB), representing 7.8% of proposals received. Six projects were ultimately funded, to the value of £214,029. This represents 3.3% of the total resource available.</p><p>The programme is keen to see more good quality project bids on this theme in future bidding rounds, and have actively encouraged more quality bids for the 2014-15 financial year.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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HL11 more like this
HL9 more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T13:30:45.1411847Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T13:30:45.1411847Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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4266
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
65839
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star this property date less than 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Egypt 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 European Union's support for partnership, reforms and inclusive growth and the impact that it is having in consolidating democratic reform and institution-building in Egypt. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry remove filter
star this property uin HL831 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 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
star this property answer text <p>The EU has made considerable efforts to support political transition in Egypt since 2011, through its European Neighbourhood Policy and “Support for Partnership, Reforms and Inclusive Growth” (SPRING) funding.</p><p>In their report on the 2014 European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) package, ‘Neighbourhood at a Crossroads: Taking Stock of a Year of Challenges' issued in March 2014, the European External Access Service and Commission found that no significant progress had been made towards the current ENP action plan in 2013 and most of the recommendations made in last year's report were still relevant. It found that Egypt needed to make improvements in key areas, such as to ensure the constitution is implemented with full respect for human rights, create conditions for an active civil society, and ensure the protection of women's rights and gender equality. Since this report the EU also provided an Election Observation Mission to monitor Presidential elections in May 2014.<br> <br>An initial amount of €90 million was allocated in 2011-12 to Egypt from the EU's SPRING funds, part of the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI). Subsequent political and human rights developments meant that no further funding from this mechanism was allocated to Egypt at that time.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-10T13:35:32.8610752Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-10T13:35:32.8610752Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
49819
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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development 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 what assessment they have made of the displacement of people from the Syrian town of Kessab. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry remove filter
star this property uin HL6832 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 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>According to UN sources, approximately 1,500 to 1,600 families have been displaced from the city of Kessab.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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2539
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
65838
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star this property date less than 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Egypt 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 preliminary assessment of the European Union's election observation mission to Egypt on 29 May, which claimed that the presidential election in Egypt was administered in an environment that fell short of the principles of the new constitution. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry remove filter
star this property uin HL830 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 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
star this property answer text <p>The European Union election observation mission to Egypt issued a preliminary statement on 29 May. Their headline assessment was “Presidential elections administered in line with the law, in an environment falling short of constitutional principles”. We followed the presidential election closely and staff from our Cairo Embassy took part in the EU's Electoral Observation Mission. The EU Observation Mission will issue its full report in due course.</p><p>The EU Observation Mission reflected concern about the Egyptian public's ability to express political dissent and exercise freedom of speech or association. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my Rt. Hon. Friend the Member for Richmond (Yorks) (Mr Hague), raised these concerns in the run up to the elections with his Egyptian counterpart, most recently on 14 May, and in a statement on 3 June. We look to President Sisi to take steps to implement the rights contained in Egypt's constitution by opening up political space, especially with regard to freedom of expression and association.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-10T13:36:56.30225Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-10T13:36:56.30225Z
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3839
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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4266
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
45742
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star this property date less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office 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 what is their assessment of the independence of the judiciary in Egypt. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry remove filter
star this property uin HL6391 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 2014-04-23more like thismore than 2014-04-23
star this property answer text <p>The new Egyptian constitution, adopted in January 2014, states that the judicial system is independent, and allows the judiciary its own budget, and to appoint the Prosecutor General and members of the Supreme Constitutional Court. We do however have some concerns over recent judicial decisions, including the sentencing to death of 529 people in Minya on 24 March. Reports that many of the defendants were tried in their absence and may not have been represented properly are deeply troubling. We have been urging the Egyptian authorities to ensure that the rights of defendants are fully respected in all cases.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-04-23T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-23T12:00:00.00Z
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3839
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
57536
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star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Religious Freedom 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 what proportion of the resources for projects under the Human Rights and Democracy Programme were allocated to the area of freedom of religion and belief in 2013. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry remove filter
star this property uin HL9 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 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answer text <p>In the 2013-14 financial year the Human Rights and Democracy Programme (HRDP) received 218 proposals for funding. Seventeen of these proposals were for work associated with Freedom of Religion and Belief (FORB), representing 7.8% of proposals received. Six projects were ultimately funded, to the value of £214,029. This represents 3.3% of the total resource available.</p><p>The programme is keen to see more good quality project bids on this theme in future bidding rounds, and have actively encouraged more quality bids for the 2014-15 financial year.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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HL10 more like this
HL11 more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T13:30:45.0448765Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T13:30:45.0448765Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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4266
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
49821
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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office 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 the question of human rights and freedom of religion and belief was amongst the range of international issues discussed by the Foreign Office's Political Director, Sir Simon Gass, when he met senior Iranian officials whilst visiting Iran in April. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry remove filter
star this property uin HL6833 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 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p>Human rights were not amongst the issues discussed by Sir Simon Gass on his visit to Iran in April: his interlocutors did not have responsibilities in this area. However, the UK's non-resident Chargé d'Affaires discussed human rights with a range of Iranian government officials during his visit to Iran on 12 March 2014. He raised the use of the death penalty, freedom of religion and the workings of the criminal justice system. Prior to that, the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my Rt. Hon. Friend the Member for Richmond (Yorks) (Mr Hague), raised Iran's human rights records with Iranian foreign minister Zarif at the UN General Assembly on 23 September 2013.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
79698
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star this property date less than 2014-07-28more like thismore than 2014-07-28
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Iraq 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 state of freedom of religion and belief in Iraq. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry remove filter
star this property uin HL1590 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 2014-08-11more like thismore than 2014-08-11
star this property answer text <p>We are deeply concerned about the situation in Iraq including freedom of religion and belief. We condemn the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) threats to ethnic and religious minorities in Iraq, including Christian, Yezidi and Turkomen and the desecration of mosques and churches by ISIL. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my hon. Friend the member for Bournemouth East ( Mr Ellwood), met Archbishop Athanasius of the Syriac Orthodox Church in London on 29 July and issued a statement strongly condemning the persecution of Christians and other minorities in Iraq. Our Ambassador in Baghdad has met religious representatives, including Chaldean Patriarch Luis Sako, and the Consul General in Erbil has met the Archbishop of Erbil and the Archbishop of Mosul to discuss the current situation, the needs of the Christian community, and UK humanitarian assistance to those displaced by fighting in Iraq. On Sunday 3 August, the British Chargé d‘Affaires attended a service at St George’s Anglican Church in Baghdad, joined by officials from our Embassy, to highlight the British Government’s continued support to Christians and other minorities affected by recent violence in Iraq.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Popat more like this
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less than 2014-08-11T11:31:06.0184882Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-11T11:31:06.0184882Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Popat more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-26more like thismore than 2014-09-26
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Iraq 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 assistance they are providing to the authorities in Iraq to ensure that newly born children of those displaced from northern Iraq are issued with birth registration documents. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry remove filter
star this property uin HL1876 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 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
star this property answer text <p>HMG provided £1 million to UNHCR in Iraq in June 2014, which included support for 4,500 families with legal assistance, protection and support to registration. UNHCR is discussing these issues with the Government of Iraq and leading work to provide legal assistance to internally displaced persons.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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less than 2014-10-13T12:01:31.9878422Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-13T12:01:31.9878422Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this