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star this property date less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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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
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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 are their priorities for working together with other world leaders in relation to the role of the UN Security Council. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As a ​permanent member of the Security Council, the Government routinely engages with world leaders on the top issues at the Council's agenda, such as Syria, DPRK, Somalia and peacekeeping. One such opportunity is the UN General Assembly Ministerial week, every September. The Government has also been working with the new UN Secretary-General on his priorities, since he took up the role on 1 January. One of these priorities is UN reform, to build a more effective and efficient UN.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2017-07-17T16:49:32.637Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
747397
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star this property date less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what measures they are taking to ensure that the requirements of the Arms Trade Treaty are fully implemented, including that the potential that arms could be used to commit war crimes and human rights violations is taken into account when arms exports decisions are being made; and how they are applying the Treaty provisions to Saudi Arabia, with particular reference to that state's activities in Yemen. 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 Government operates one of the most robust arms export control regimes in the world. All export licence applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis against the Consolidated EU &amp; National Arms Export Licensing Criteria (the 'Consolidated Criteria'), taking account of all relevant factors at the time of the application.</p><p>The Consolidated Criteria were updated in March 2014 following the signing of the Arms Trade Treaty. Criterion 1(b) says that the Government will not grant a licence if to do so would be inconsistent with &quot;the UK's obligations under the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty&quot;. Criterion 2(a) states that the Government will &quot;not grant a licence if there is a clear risk that the items might be used for internal repression&quot; and Criterion 2(c) states that the Government will &quot;not grant a licence if there is a clear risk that the items might be used in the commission of a serious violation of international humanitarian law&quot;.</p><p>A licence will not be issued for any items, including those destined for an end user in Saudi Arabia, if to do so would be inconsistent with these Criteria. We welcome the Divisional Court's judgment of 10 July recognising the rigorous and robust processes we have in relation to decisions about exports to Saudi Arabia for possible use in the conflict in Yemen.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2017-07-17T16:53:34.567Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-17T16:53:34.567Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
747357
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star this property date less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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
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25277
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Algeria about the six Ahmadis sentenced on 28 June to up to four years in prison for charges relating to the exercise of their religion; and when they last discussed with the government of Algeria its obligations under Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which requires states to guarantee freedom of religion and belief. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property answer text <p>On the issue of the 28 June sentencing, we have raised this with the Algerian Embassy in London. We noted that the constitution protects freedom of conscience and religion but that domestic law might limit these rights. During Algeria's last Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in May, we raised the question of whether domestic law was to be changed to allow full freedom of religion as per the constitution. Algeria will consider the recommendations of the UPR and reply by September.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2017-07-17T16:51:10.113Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-17T16:51:10.113Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
747412
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star this property date less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Burma in support of the efforts of the UN to investigate human rights abuses against the Rohingya people. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We have urged both civilian and military ministers in the Government to ensure a restrained security response in Rakhine, allow immediate and unfettered access for humanitarian aid and to conduct an impartial and independent investigation into allegations of human rights violations. Most recently, the Foreign Secretary and other Ministers raised our concerns with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi during her visit to the UK in May. The Foreign Secretary also raised these issues during his visit to Burma in January. <br> <br>In March this year, the UK co-sponsored the UN Human Rights Council Resolution which established an Independent International Fact Finding Mission to look into the situation in Rakhine State. We urge the Burmese government to cooperate fully with this mission.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2017-07-17T16:56:00.073Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-17T16:56:00.073Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
747373
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star this property date less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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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
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Indonesia that Indonesia's blasphemy laws will not be applied in a discriminatory manner, including against those who do not practise one of the six religions recognised under Indonesian law. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We raise these issues regularly and appropriately with the Indonesian government. We supported the EU statement, issued following the conviction of the former governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (known as 'Ahok') on blasphemy charges. This called on the Indonesian government, its institutions and its people to continue the long standing tradition of tolerance and pluralism in Indonesia and stated that laws criminalising blasphemy when applied in a discriminatory manner can have a serious inhibiting effect on freedom of expression and freedom of religion. Our Ambassador to Indonesia also publicly expressed concern about the blasphemy verdict against 'Ahok' on social media. More generally, and in meetings with political and religious leaders, the Ambassador and Embassy officials have actively cautioned against mixing issues of race, ethnicity and religion with politics.</p><p>In addition, we are also supporting the Indonesian parliament in their ongoing revision of the Indonesian Penal Code to encourage respect for human rights, including freedom of religion.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2017-07-17T16:52:25.29Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-17T16:52:25.29Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
747374
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star this property date less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to assist the government of Indonesia in strengthening Indonesia's resilience to violent extremism. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The British Government has provided resilience assistance to the Indonesian government since the appalling terrorist attacks in Bali in 2002. Since then, the UK has supported Indonesian efforts to improve its capabilities in disrupting terrorist activity in Indonesia, particularly through the work of the Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation (JCLEC) which provides training to law enforcement officials and enables sharing of UK expertise. We remain concerned by current trends in violent extremism in Indonesia, including terrorist attacks such as in central Jakarta in January 2016. We are supporting work to increase community resilience to extremism as well as continuing efforts with the Indonesian authorities to counter violent extremism. This includes support for legal reform as well as the promotion of human rights.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2017-07-17T16:56:39.353Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-17T16:56:39.353Z
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747353
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star this property date less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government when was the last time that FCO Ministers discussed religious persecution in Turkey, in particular the persecution of religious minorities, with Turkish officials; and at what level did these discussions take place. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Foreign and Commonwealth Office Ministers hold regular discussions with their Turkish counterparts on human rights matters. We strongly support religious freedom in Turkey and are supporting a civil society project that addresses hate speech towards religious minorities. We will continue to raise these important subjects with the Turkish authorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2017-07-17T16:51:44.323Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-17T16:51:44.323Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
747355
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star this property date less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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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 question text Her Majesty's Government whether the UK embassy in Ankara has made any contacts with the Mor Gabriel Monastery Foundation in relation to the government of Turkey's seizure of Christian properties. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Our Embassy in Ankara has not been in contact with the Mor Gabriel Monastery Foundation. 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. They were eventually transferred to the Government's Directorate for Religious Affairs. Assyrian organisations are making legal appeals against these decisions. The British Embassy in Ankara regularly raises human rights issues with the Turkish authorities and will be closely following this legal process.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2017-07-17T16:50:17.653Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-17T16:50:17.653Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this