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1134185
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Pakistan: Religious Freedom more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken to ensure the implementation of the Supreme Court of Pakistan’s Judgement of 19 June 2014 to protect the rights of religious minorities in the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow East remove filter
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David Linden more like this
star this property uin 268579 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 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>At the UN Periodic Review of Pakistan's human rights record in November 2017, the UK called on Pakistan to strengthen protection of minorities and establish an independent National Commission for Minorities. We regularly raise our concerns about discrimination against minority communities with the Pakistan Government at a senior level. Lord Ahmad raised our concerns about protection of minority religious communities with Pakistan's Human Rights Minister, Dr Shireen Mazari, during his visit to Islamabad in February 2019. The British Government strongly condemns the persecution of minorities, including the targeting of innocent people based on their beliefs. We will continue to urge Pakistan to honour in practice its human rights obligations, including those related to religious minorities, and to uphold the rule of law.</p><p>Through the Magna Carta Fund for Human Rights and Democracy, the UK has supported projects in Pakistan to combat intolerance and encourage respect amongst individuals of different faiths and beliefs through education. The British Government strongly condemns the persecution of minorities, including the targeting of innocent people based on their beliefs.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T14:47:04.05Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T14:47:04.05Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Linden more like this
1134186
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
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 Pakistan: Religious Freedom more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic support his Department has provided to the Federal Government of Pakistan to (a) establish a taskforce to develop a strategy to promote religious tolerance and (b) develop a curricula at schools and colleges that promotes a culture of religious and social tolerance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow East remove filter
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David Linden more like this
star this property uin 268580 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 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The Department for International Development (DFID)'s AAWAZ II Accountability, Inclusion and Reducing Modern Slavery Programme works with communities in Pakistan to promote rights of children, women, youth and religious minorities, protect them from exploitation, prevent discrimination and intolerance. This £39.5m programme, due to run from 2018 to 2024, will build on AAWAZ I. It will also build capacity of targeted government institutions.</p><p>Since 2008, responsibility to develop curriculum and textbooks has been devolved to provinces in Pakistan (with the Federal Government having some oversight but very little role in implementation). DFID has assisted the provincial governments in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to revise specific textbooks to align them with the 2006 national curriculum, which is a substantial improvement in terms of inclusion and tolerance from the previous curriculum. DFID technical assistance provided to both provincial governments is increasing the capability and capacity of the Curriculum and Textbook Boards to review textbooks, including on the systems and standards necessary to identify and remove discriminatory content. We are also supporting education for children from minority communities and funding training for 100,000 teachers on inclusion.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T14:51:30.833Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T14:51:30.833Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4640
star this property label Biography information for David Linden more like this
1134187
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
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 Pakistan: Religious Freedom more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support his Department provides to the Government of Pakistan in response to Pakistan’s Supreme Court Judgment of 2014 to establish a National Council on the safeguarding and protection of the rights of religious minorities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow East remove filter
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David Linden more like this
star this property uin 268581 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 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>​At the UN Periodic Review of Pakistan's human rights record in November 2017, the UK called on Pakistan to strengthen protection of minorities and establish an independent National Commission for Minorities. We regularly raise our concerns about discrimination against minority communities with the Pakistan Government at a senior level. Lord Ahmad raised our concerns about protection of minority religious communities with Pakistan's Human Rights Minister, Dr Shireen Mazari, during his visit to Islamabad in February 2019. The British Government strongly condemns the persecution of minorities, including the targeting of innocent people based on their beliefs. We will continue to urge Pakistan to honour in practice its human rights obligations, including those related to religious minorities, and to uphold the rule of law.</p><p>Through the Magna Carta Fund for Human Rights and Democracy, the UK has supported projects in Pakistan to combat intolerance and encourage respect amongst individuals of different faiths and beliefs through education. The British Government strongly condemns the persecution of minorities, including the targeting of innocent people based on their beliefs.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T14:54:54.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T14:54:54.047Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Linden more like this
1132076
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star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Sudan: Human Rights more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department supports calls for the UN High Commissioner to publicly and regularly report on the human rights situation in Sudan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow East remove filter
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David Linden more like this
star this property uin 264454 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>​The UK's commitment and respect for human rights and accountability, including through the UN Security Council, is steadfast. The UK, through the UN Security Council issued a statement on 13 June that called for the immediate cessation of violence against civilians and emphasised the importance of human rights, protection of civilians, accountability and justice.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T14:44:18.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:44:18.213Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Linden more like this
1132077
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star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Sudan: Demonstrations more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to prevent human rights violations being committed against peaceful demonstrators in Sudan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow East remove filter
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David Linden more like this
star this property uin 264455 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>​As we made clear alongside Troika partners (US and Norway) on 4 June, we condemn the recent violent attacks by Sudanese security forces against peaceful protestors in Sudan, which left many civilians dead or injured. The Foreign Secretary reiterated this in his statement on 6 June, which also called for the full restoration of the internet and freedom of the media. The UK has called for the human rights of all Sudanese people to be respected and for the resumption of the political process with the protestors and the opposition, and an agreed transfer of power to a civilian-led government, as demanded by the Sudanese people, in a swift, orderly and peaceful manner. On 6 June, I summoned the Sudanese Ambassador to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to express the grave concerns of the United Kingdom at the use of violence against civilians by the Sudanese authorities. Also, the UK, through the UN Security Council issued a statement on 13 June that called for the violence to stop and emphasised the importance of human rights, protection of civilians, accountability and justice.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T14:48:40.653Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:48:40.653Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4640
star this property label Biography information for David Linden more like this
1132078
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star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Sudan: Politics and Government more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to support the emergence of a democratic, civilian-led government in Sudan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow East remove filter
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David Linden more like this
star this property uin 264456 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>Since the removal of Bashir as President and the establishment of a Transitional Military Council the UK has engaged with international counterparts bilaterally and in multilateral fora to shape an international response that supports the demands of the people of Sudan to deliver a swift and inclusive move to civilian rule. The Foreign Secretary spoke with Kenyan Cabinet secretary for Foreign Affairs on 3 May and Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs on 25 April on the importance of international partners' engagement to support a swift transition to civilian rule.</p><p>The UK has ensured that the situation in Sudan has been discussed at the highest levels, including in the UN Security Council, most recently on 4 June, and in the EU Foreign Affairs Council on 17 June. The UK also continues to promote comprehensive peace negotiations through our role in the Troika. Alongside the US and Norway we engage regularly with the African Union (AU) building on long standing support to the AU's mediation efforts to encourage peace and security in Sudan. The UK welcomes the leadership of the AU in calling for a swift move to civilian rule including the suspension of Sudan from all AU activities on 6 June, to ensure a resumption of dialogue to deliver a swift move to civilian-led government; it is vital that the transition credibly delivers the demands of the people of Sudan.</p><p>The UK has called for the human rights of all Sudanese people to be respected and for the resumption of the political process with the protestors and the opposition, and an agreed transfer of power to a civilian-led government, as demanded by the Sudanese people, in a swift, orderly and peaceful manner.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T14:53:21.3Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:53:21.3Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4640
star this property label Biography information for David Linden more like this
1122763
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star this property date less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Sri Lanka: Religious Freedom more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to tackle religious intolerance in Sri Lanka in the last six months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow East remove filter
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David Linden more like this
star this property uin 247143 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 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
star this property answer text <p>The UK is committed to supporting government and civil society efforts to improve human rights, including freedom of religion or belief in Sri Lanka. We fund a range of projects in support of this through £8.3 million of Conflict, Stability and Security Fund funding. This includes projects that promote interfaith dialogue and increase awareness; encourage greater public debate and advocacy on issues concerning Freedom of Religion or Belief in Sri Lanka; and that counter youth radicalisation in areas prone to inter-religious conflict. Tackling inter-communal tensions will continue to remain among our priorities this year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-05-01T11:20:42.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-01T11:20:42.543Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Linden more like this
1122764
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star this property date less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
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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
unstar this property hansard heading South Asia: Religious Freedom more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the recent bombings in Sri Lanka, what steps the Government is taking to promote religious tolerance in (a) Sri Lanka and (b) throughout South Asia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow East remove filter
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David Linden more like this
star this property uin 247144 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 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
star this property answer text <p>The UK is committed to supporting government and civil society efforts to improve human rights, including freedom of religion or belief, in Sri Lanka. We fund a range of projects in support of this through £8.3 million of Conflict, Stability and Security Fund funding. We support projects that promote interfaith dialogue and that increase awareness; encourage greater public debate and advocacy on issues concerning Fredom of Religon or Belief in Sri Lanka; and that counter the youth radicalisation in areas prone to inter-religious violence.</p><p> </p><p>The Prime Minister is committed to 'stand up for the freedom of people of all religions to practice their beliefs in peace and safety'. On 30 January the Foreign Secretary commissioned an external review examining the persecution of Christians in key countries around the world, including South Asia. It will provide an objective assessment of the impact and levels of FCO support, and make recommendations to the Foreign Secretary. The interim Report will be published early May, with the final Report in the summer.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-05-02T15:07:55.187Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-02T15:07:55.187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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4640
star this property label Biography information for David Linden more like this
1121403
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star this property date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Mexico: Religious Freedom more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Mexican counterpart on religious freedom in that country; and what representations he has made to the Mexican Government on impunity for repeat perpetrators of violations of religious freedom in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow East remove filter
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David Linden more like this
star this property uin 244180 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 2019-04-26more like thismore than 2019-04-26
star this property answer text <p>In October 2018 the Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the UN, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon discussed human rights, including Freedom of Religion or Belief in Mexico with the former Mexican Ambassador to the UK, now Deputy Foreign Minister. We work closely with the Government of Mexico to support a broad human rights agenda. Through the Prosperity Fund, we support the consolidation of Mexico's new criminal justice and anti-corruption systems, by providing technical support to strengthen investigative capacities. In November 2018, during Mexico's Universal Periodic Review, the UK made recommendations to Mexico about accountability for human rights violations, independence of the National Prosecutor's Office and on addressing impunity for violence against human rights defenders.</p><p>Officials in our Embassy in Mexico City and ministers have contact with Civil Society Groups, including Christian Solidarity Worldwide, to help inform our understanding of the situation on the ground. Mexico has close to universal access to basic education. We will continue to work with civil society to identify when rare cases preventing this do occur and engage with the Mexican authorities as part of our frequent conversations.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 244181 more like this
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less than 2019-04-26T10:14:32.58Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-26T10:14:32.58Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Linden more like this
1121404
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star this property date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Mexico: Minority Groups more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to have discussions with his Mexican counterpart on ensuring that all religious minority children have access to a fair education and are not excluded on account of their faith or the faith of their parents. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow East remove filter
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David Linden more like this
star this property uin 244181 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 2019-04-26more like thismore than 2019-04-26
star this property answer text <p>In October 2018 the Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the UN, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon discussed human rights, including Freedom of Religion or Belief in Mexico with the former Mexican Ambassador to the UK, now Deputy Foreign Minister. We work closely with the Government of Mexico to support a broad human rights agenda. Through the Prosperity Fund, we support the consolidation of Mexico's new criminal justice and anti-corruption systems, by providing technical support to strengthen investigative capacities. In November 2018, during Mexico's Universal Periodic Review, the UK made recommendations to Mexico about accountability for human rights violations, independence of the National Prosecutor's Office and on addressing impunity for violence against human rights defenders.</p><p>Officials in our Embassy in Mexico City and ministers have contact with Civil Society Groups, including Christian Solidarity Worldwide, to help inform our understanding of the situation on the ground. Mexico has close to universal access to basic education. We will continue to work with civil society to identify when rare cases preventing this do occur and engage with the Mexican authorities as part of our frequent conversations.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 244180 more like this
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less than 2019-04-26T10:14:32.623Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-26T10:14:32.623Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Linden more like this