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star this property date less than 2017-06-26more like thismore than 2017-06-26
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how they have responded to proposals that North Korea be invited to co-host skiing events at North Korea’s Masikryong ski resort during next year’s Winter Olympics to be held in South Korea; and what assessment they have made of reports that the ski resort was constructed with, and is serviced by, forced labour. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​As my noble friend, the Rt Hon Baroness Anelay of St Johns, confirmed in her reply to written question HL5120, the British Government is deeply concerned by reports of forced child labour at the Masikryong ski resort. The UK has been clear that forced labour is a form of modern day slavery and must be brought to an end. Any decision on offering to co-host events at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics would be a matter for the government of the Republic of Korea to consider. However, an application to co-host Olympic events with another state would require the approval of the International Olympic Committee.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-07-11T14:26:44.587Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-11T14:26:44.587Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-28more like thismore than 2017-06-28
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar 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
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of freedom of religion and belief in Turkey. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL235 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We will continue to encourage Turkey to work towards the full protection of fundamental rights of all its citizens, including in the areas of freedom of religion, freedom of expression and minority rights. Freedom of religion continues to be a priority area for our bilateral projects in Turkey.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-07-11T14:29:22.717Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-11T14:29:22.717Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Southwark more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-28more like thismore than 2017-06-28
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of recent reports that the Turkish Governor of Mardin has confiscated some 60 properties, including churches, monasteries and cemeteries. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL236 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​Our understanding of the situation is that legal changes to local government structures in Mardin, where many important Assyrian religious sites are found, resulted in 2012 in the transfer of the title deeds to some religious sites from local bodies to central government, and eventually to the Government's Directorate for Religious Affairs. Assyrian organisations are making legal appeals against these decisions. The British Embassy in Ankara will be closely following this process. We strongly support religious freedom in Turkey and have supported civil society organisations working in this area.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-07-11T14:29:01.237Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-11T14:29:01.237Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Southwark more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-28more like thismore than 2017-06-28
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar 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
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Archbishop of Canterbury's suggestion that Hamas be included in talks to resolve the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL241 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Our policy on Hamas remains clear: Hamas must accept long standing Quartet conditions and renounce violence, recognise Israel and accept previously signed agreements. We call on those in the region with influence over Hamas to encourage them to take these steps. Whilst the UK has a policy of no contact with Hamas, it is ultimately a matter for the Israeli and Palestinian leadership to decide who should be involved in discussions to resolve the conflict. The UK supports a negotiated settlement leading to a safe and secure Israel living alongside a viable and sovereign Palestinian state.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-07-11T14:28:15.387Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-11T14:28:15.387Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-28more like thismore than 2017-06-28
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the increase in the level of pollution off the coast of Gaza reportedly due to the discharge of untreated sewage. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL242 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​While we have not made any assesssment on this issue, we are aware that a number of Israeli institutions and organisations have highlighted strong environmental concerns around water pollution and Gaza sewage. We also have concerns about Gaza's chronic power shortages, which have caused problems with water supply and sewage treatment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-07-11T14:27:41.877Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-11T14:27:41.877Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-27more like thismore than 2017-06-27
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar 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
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reported killing, destruction of homes and the seizure of land by Fulani militias in Northern Nigeria; who they believe to be the principal victims of those attacks; and how many people they believe to be affected. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL215 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​We are deeply concerned by recurrent clashes involving pastoralists and local farmers over land, farming rights, grazing routes and access to water in Nigeria. These conflicts, which are exacerbated by climate change and population growth, cause immense suffering to both the pastoralist and farming communities in Central and Northern Nigeria. Due to the complex nature of the causes of these clashes which often take place in rural areas it is difficult to give accurate data on the number of people affected.</p><p>Since 2011 through the Department for International Development's £39 million Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme (NSRP), the UK has supported a range of initiatives and economic projects designed to reduce such conflict and build bridges between communities across Nigeria, including in the Middle Belt. The NSRP is due to finish in September and will be reviewed.</p><p>We regularly stress the importance of protecting human rights and reducing conflict to the Nigerian Government at the highest levels and we welcome President Buhari's commitment to prioritise ending these attacks. We continue to call on all parties to find a peaceful solution to the complex underlying causes of these incidents and will continue to work with the Nigerian Government, NGOs and civil society to improve the security situation and human rights for all the people of Nigeria.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-07-11T13:09:36.337Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-11T13:09:36.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-27more like thismore than 2017-06-27
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Nigeria about reported atrocities committed by Fulani militias; and what assistance they plan to offer. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL216 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are deeply concerned by recurrent clashes involving pastoralists and local farmers over land, farming rights, grazing routes and access to water in Nigeria. These conflicts, which are exacerbated by climate change and population growth, cause immense suffering to both the pastoralist and farming communities in Central and Northern Nigeria. Due to the complex nature of the causes of these clashes which often take place in rural areas it is difficult to give accurate data on the number of people affected.</p><p>Since 2011 through the Department for International Development's £39 million Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme (NSRP), the UK has supported a range of initiatives and economic projects designed to reduce such conflict and build bridges between communities across Nigeria, including in the Middle Belt. The NSRP is due to finish in September and will be reviewed.</p><p>We regularly stress the importance of protecting human rights and reducing conflict to the Nigerian Government at the highest levels and we welcome President Buhari's commitment to prioritise ending these attacks. We continue to call on all parties to find a peaceful solution to the complex underlying causes of these incidents and will continue to work with the Nigerian Government, NGOs and civil society to improve the security situation and human rights for all the people of Nigeria.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-07-11T15:09:01.523Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-11T15:09:01.523Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-27more like thismore than 2017-06-27
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the UN Human Rights Council decision to investigate allegations of crimes by Myanmar's security forces against minority Rohingya Muslims. more like this
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Baroness Northover more like this
star this property uin HL194 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The British Government played an instrumental role in securing the UN Human Rights Council Resolution in March 2017 which established the Fact Finding Mission to assess alleged human rights violations in Rakhine. We will now work to ensure the Mission has a robust mandate and strong composition and will be urging the Burmese authorities to cooperate fully with it.</p><p>The UK continues to seek an end to all violations and to prevent an escalation in violence, including against Rohingya Muslims. Human rights and democratic reform will remain at the heart of British policy towards Burma. We are committed to being a vocal advocate for change in Burma and will continue to press for action and to raise our concerns with the Burmese authorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2017-07-11T16:53:50.843Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-11T16:53:50.843Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-27more like thismore than 2017-06-27
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the UN OHCHR report issued in February which found that Myanmar's military committed atrocities during its crackdown on Rohingya Muslims last year that might amount to crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing. more like this
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Baroness Northover more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are deeply concerned by reports detailing human rights violations against Rohingya Muslims in <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rakhine_State" target="_blank">Rakhine State</a> of Burma. These include the reports by the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UN" target="_blank">UN</a> <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Commissioner_for_Human_Rights" target="_blank">High Commissioner for Human Rights</a>, as well as the UN <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Rapporteur" target="_blank">Special Rapporteur</a> on the Situation of Human Rights in Burma and by a range of international human rights organisations. We are also concerned by the humanitarian situation facing the people in Rakhine with up to 70,000 refugees fleeing across the border into Bangladesh.</p><p>With our International partners, we have co-sponsored a Resolution at the Human Rights Council in March 2017 which established a Fact Finding Mission to assess human rights violations in Rakhine. We urge the Burmese authorities to cooperate with the Mission as agreed by the Human Rights Council.</p><p>The UK continues to seek an end to all violations of international law, and to prevent escalation, irrespective of whether these violations fit the definition of specific international crimes. Human rights and democratic reform will remain at the heart of British policy. We are committed to being a vocal advocate for change in Burma and continue to press for action at every opportunity to resolve issues of real concern.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2017-07-11T16:53:21.437Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-11T16:53:21.437Z
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star this property date less than 2017-06-29more like thismore than 2017-06-29
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what representations have been made to the Palestinian Authority regarding the reported use of foreign aid to make payments to convicted terrorists and their families. more like this
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Baroness Deech more like this
star this property uin HL283 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​No UK aid is used for payments to Palestinian prisoners or their families. UK financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority (PA) contributes to the salaries of vetted public servants in the health and education sectors only. We have consistently raised prisoner payments at the highest levels with the PA and Palestine Liberation Organisation, and we continue to urge that these payments are more transparent, needs-based and affordable.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-07-11T13:58:14.793Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-11T13:58:14.793Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this