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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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 Unmanned Air Vehicles 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 formulation of United Nations guidance on the application of human rights law to drone use. more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The Government believes that international law on the use of military force is absolutely clear. There must be a lawful basis for such force to be used and activities must be conducted in accordance with the law of war or international humanitarian law. This is as true when considering the possible use of remotely piloted aircraft systems as it is with any other military asset or weapon. Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems are a relatively new military asset, and their use, whether armed or unarmed, will continue to evolve. However, the existing international legal framework is clear and robust; and, as with any other weapons system, it is fully capable of governing their use. We do not need to rewrite the laws of war in order to be confident that, when used in such lawful circumstances, remotely piloted aircraft systems operate in the same legal environment as other military means. We have set this position out previously including at the UN Human Rights Council in response to the report of the Special Rapporteur.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:39:08.9915101Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:39:08.9915101Z
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star this property date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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 Russia 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 France about the pending delivery of the Vladivostok to the Russian Navy; and what response they have received. more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-09more like thismore than 2014-12-09
star this property answer text Military exports to Russia are regularly discussed among EU members. In addition to the EU decision to establish a sanctions regime that encompasses military exports to Russia, all EU Partners have been considering their export policies again. We have remained in contact with French officials and fully support their decision to further suspend the Mistral contract. This sends a very strong signal to Russia that its continuing actions in Ukraine are not acceptable. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-12-09T14:25:06.633Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-09T14:25:06.633Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-12more like thismore than 2015-01-12
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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
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 action they are taking to assist the Kurdistan Regional Government to prevent sexual violence by Islamic State against Yazidi women and to provide medical, psychological, and other support to survivors of this violence. more like this
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star this property uin HL4059 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-19more like thismore than 2015-01-19
star this property answer text <p>The British Government continues to condemn in the strongest terms the atrocities committed by the self-styled Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) against all communities throughout the areas under its control. We are working closely with the Iraqi government, the Kurdistan Regional government and our international coalition partners to assist and protect civilians wherever we can.</p><p>From 7-14 November, the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI) conducted a joint scoping mission to Erbil and Baghdad with the Government of Canada. This aimed to better understand the scale of the issue and the services being provided in response to inform UK and Canadian policy and support. Through the Department for International Development we are already funding activities to protect vulnerable civilians such as legal assistance and support groups for women within internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps in the Kurdistan Region. We are continuing to explore what further support we might be able to provide to vulnerable groups and IDPs.</p><p>We welcome the commitments that Prime Minister al-Abadi has made to inclusivity, to protecting Iraqi citizens, addressing human rights abuses and holding those responsible to account.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-01-19T16:55:44.36Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-19T16:55:44.36Z
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star this property date less than 2015-01-20more like thismore than 2015-01-20
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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
star this property hansard heading Nigeria 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 is their assessment of the scale of human rights abuses in Nigeria, with particular reference to the activities of Boko Haram; and what assistance they have offered the government of Nigeria in dealing with those responsible for the abuse. more like this
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star this property uin HL4301 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-28more like thismore than 2015-01-28
star this property answer text Over the last year, Boko Haram insurgents have committed widespread human rights abuses across north east Nigeria. These have included bombings, killings, abductions and sexual violence, and have resulted in more than 4000 deaths and over 900 kidnaps. Furthermore the UN estimates that the insurgency has led to over 1.5 million people being displaced. To assist the Nigerian authorities in their fight against Boko Haram, we are providing a substantial package of UK military, intelligence and development support. This includes training and advice to Nigerian units deploying against Boko Haram, as well as intelligence support with the Intelligence Fusion Cell in Abuja and assistance to the Nigerians in bringing increased development and prosperity to the North East. We are working closely with international partners supporting their assistance to the large numbers of people displaced by the conflict in the North East. The UK’s contribution to the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) programmes to Nigeria in 2014 is £1.7million. The Department for International Development has provided £1million to support the Red Cross to provide humanitarian assistance in the North East of Nigeria.
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-01-28T14:11:38.837Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-28T14:11:38.837Z
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star this property date less than 2015-01-20more like thismore than 2015-01-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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 Saudi Arabia more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the scale of human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia, with particular reference to corporal punishment, lashes, beheading and hanging; and what representations they have made to the government of Saudi Arabia both in the human rights context and in respect of the fight against extremism. more like this
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star this property uin HL4302 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-28more like thismore than 2015-01-28
star this property answer text <p>The British Government’s position on human rights is a matter of public record. Saudi Arabia remains a Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) country of concern because of the human rights situation in the country, particularly on the death penalty, access to justice, women’s rights, restrictions on freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and freedom of religion or belief. The UK condemns the use of torture, or cruel, inhuman or degrading punishment and the use of the death penalty in all circumstances. We regularly make our views known including through the UN Universal Periodic Review process and the FCO’s annual Human Rights and Democracy Report. We also raise our human rights concerns with the Saudi Arabian authorities at the highest level.</p><p>Saudi Arabia is a key partner in our global counter terrorism efforts, particularly within the region. Saudi Arabia has many years of experience in countering radicalisation and extremism. Continued close co-operation between the UK and Saudi Arabia will remain part of work to protect both UK and Saudi Arabian interests from the threat of terrorism.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-01-28T14:12:48.563Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-28T14:12:48.563Z
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star this property date less than 2015-01-20more like thismore than 2015-01-20
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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
star this property hansard heading Pakistan 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 is their assessment of the scale of the use and proposed use of the death penalty in Pakistan; and what representations they have made to the government of Pakistan in the context of both human rights and the fight against extremism. more like this
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star this property uin HL4303 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-28more like thismore than 2015-01-28
star this property answer text <p>We are concerned about the resumption of capital punishment in Pakistan for terrorism cases. Pakistan has over 8,000 prisoners on death row. It has been reported that 500 of these may be affected by this change but it is not clear if all of these prisoners face execution. It is our longstanding policy to oppose the death penalty in all circumstances as a matter of principle. We fully understand Pakistan’s resolve to protect society from terrorism but there is no conclusive evidence that capital punishment is an effective deterrent. The UK remains opposed to the death penalty in all cases and we have consistently pressed Pakistan on this issue.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-01-28T14:16:00.033Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-28T14:16:00.033Z
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star this property date less than 2015-01-20more like thismore than 2015-01-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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 Lebanon more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the support given by the government of Lebanon to the refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria; and what proposals they have to share this burden. more like this
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star this property uin HL4304 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-28more like thismore than 2015-01-28
star this property answer text <p>Lebanon, with international assistance, is providing generous support to over 1.1 million registered refugees from Syria. This is placing huge strain on Lebanon’s infrastructure, economy and local communities. Since the start of the Syria crisis, the UK has provided around £160 million to help Lebanon in supporting and managing Syrian refugees in Lebanon and in easing the pressure on the country’s resources. This support is co-ordinated with that provided by other donors in line with the vision set out in the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan. <br> <br>The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my hon. Friend the Member for Bournemouth East (Mr Ellwood), discussed the issue of Syrian refugees with the Lebanese Prime Minister and the Speaker for Parliament when he visited Lebanon in December and emphasised that the UK will continue to provide support to Lebanon.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-01-28T14:19:43.507Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-28T14:19:43.507Z
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star this property date less than 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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 Arms Control more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the February 2015 meeting of the "P5 Process", what proposals they will be making in preparation for the April 2015 Non-proliferation Treaty Review Conference on (1) a weapons of mass destruction-free zone in the Middle East, (2) the revitalisation of the Conference on Discrimination, (3) the implementation of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, and (4) the future of the Non-Proliferation Treaty. more like this
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star this property uin HL4913 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-23more like thismore than 2015-02-23
star this property answer text <p>I refer the noble Lord to the statement made on 12 February 2015 by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my hon Friend the Member for Bournemouth East (Mr Ellwood), which I repeated in the House of Lords, Official Report, column HLWS256; and to the attached joint statement issued by the P5 States after their conference in London on 4-5 February.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-02-23T13:31:45.93Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-23T13:31:45.93Z
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unstar this property file name London P5 Conference Joint Statement.pdf more like this
star this property title London P5 Conference Joint Statement more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-25more like thismore than 2015-02-25
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Israel more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel and what response they have received concerning the second update by UNICEF issued in February 2015 on its report of March 2013 entitled "Children in Military Detention", with reference to the alleged ill-treatment of children during arrest, transfer, interrogation and detention. more like this
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star this property uin HL5203 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-05more like thismore than 2015-03-05
star this property answer text <p>Since the publication of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office-funded independent report on Children in Military Custody in June 2012, there has been some progress on the issue of children held in military detention. This includes a pilot to use summons instead of night-time arrests, and steps to reduce the amount of time a child can be detained before seeing a judge. We have welcomed the steps taken to date, but we have called for further measures, including the mandatory use of audio-visual recording of interrogations, investigation into continued reports of single hand ties being used, and an end to solitary confinement for children. We continue to have concerns about mistreatment of Palestinian detainees, including during arrest, transfer, interrogation and detention and about Israel’s respect of its obligations in this regard as an Occupying Power under applicable international law. We have raised concerns over treatment of Palestinian detainees with the Israeli authorities on many occasions, including at Foreign Minister, Attorney General and National Security Adviser levels. We have not made representations to the Government of Israel specifically concerning the second update by the UN International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) on its report, “Children in Military Detention”.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-03-05T15:13:02.73Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-05T15:13:02.73Z
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star this property date less than 2015-02-25more like thismore than 2015-02-25
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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 Israel more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the reported use in Israel of solitary confinement for children held in military detention. more like this
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star this property uin HL5204 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-05more like thismore than 2015-03-05
star this property answer text <p>Both the UN International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have told us that there has been a drastic decrease in the use of solitary confinement of children over the past year. Israeli officials tell us that solitary confinement does not take place, but that children are held in isolation during the time of their interrogation to avoid them from collaborating their stories. We are following up on this point and have asked for statistics on the use of isolation. We have raised concerns over solitary confinement with the Israeli authorities on many occasions, including with the Foreign Minister, Attorney General and National Security Adviser, and most recently with the Director of Human Rights.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-03-05T15:12:05.207Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-05T15:12:05.207Z
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