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star this property date less than 2017-10-16more like thismore than 2017-10-16
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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
star this property hansard heading al Qaeda more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what contribution the UK is making to degrading Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in the Gulf. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 107836 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-24more like thismore than 2017-10-24
unstar this property answer text <p>We are working with countries across the Arabian Peninsula and the Gulf to reduce the threat from Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups. Conflict, including that in Yemen, allows terrorist organisations to establish themselves and spread their message of violence and extremism. We continue to work with our partners, including those in the Gulf, to deny terrorist organisations the space in which to operate. We are also playing a major role in supporting a resolution of the conflict to further reduce risks to the UK.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-10-24T15:49:12.973Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-24T15:49:12.973Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
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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
star this property hansard heading Zuhair Ebrahim Jassim Abdullah Abas more like this
star this property house id 1 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, whether he has filed the case of Bahraini death-row inmate and victim of torture Zuhair Ebrahim under his Department's torture and mistreatment reporting guidance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lincoln more like this
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Karen Lee more like this
star this property uin 199917 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-14more like thismore than 2018-12-14
unstar this property answer text <p>We are aware of the case of Zuhair Ebrahim, and we are seeking further information. <br> <br>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office registers details of alleged torture whenever this comes to the attention of a UK official in the course of their duties, in line with the UK Torture and Mistreatment Reporting Guidance.</p><p>We encourage those with concerns about treatment in detention to report these to the relevant human rights oversight bodies.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-12-14T12:48:41.587Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-14T12:48:41.587Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Karen Lee more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
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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
star this property hansard heading Zuhair Ebrahim Jassim Abdullah Abas more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Bahraini Government on the case of Zuhair Ebrahim who was sentenced to death on 29 November 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lincoln more like this
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Karen Lee more like this
star this property uin 199918 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-14more like thismore than 2018-12-14
unstar this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office monitors events in Bahrain closely. We are aware of the case of Zuhair Ebrahim and are seeking further information. It is the UK's longstanding position to oppose capital sentences in all circumstances and countries. We continue to make this clear to the Government of Bahrain.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-12-14T12:47:37.04Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-14T12:47:37.04Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Karen Lee more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
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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
star this property hansard heading Youcef Nadarkhani more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Government of Iran on the appeal by Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani against his 10-year prison sentence and two years in exile. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chipping Barnet more like this
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Theresa Villiers more like this
star this property uin 119999 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-21more like thismore than 2017-12-21
unstar this property answer text The human rights situation in Iran, including the harassment and persecution of Christians, is of serious concern. The Foreign Secretary raised human rights concerns with the Iranian Government as a notable element of his visit to Iran on 9-10 December. I did likewise during my visit on 5 August. more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-12-21T14:45:59.493Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-21T14:45:59.493Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Theresa Villiers more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-15more like thismore than 2017-11-15
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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
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Weapons more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will discuss the matter of arms smuggling into Yemen with his Iranian counterpart during his forthcoming visit to that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 113415 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-20more like thismore than 2017-11-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK has longstanding concerns about Iranian involvement in Yemen, which we have raised with the Iranian Government. The Foreign Secretary will discuss a variety of regional and bilateral issues with his counterparts on any future visit to Iran. I made a statement on 9 November expressing concerns about reports that Iran has provided the Houthis with ballistic missiles, which threaten regional security and prolong the conflict.​​</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-11-20T17:59:27.2Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-20T17:59:27.2Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt remove filter
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star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-13more like thismore than 2018-07-13
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
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
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Weapons 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 assessment his Department has made of (a) trends in the levels of arms smuggling into Yemen from Iran and (b) the effectiveness of UNVIM in preventing arms smuggling, more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 163752 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-19more like thismore than 2018-07-19
unstar this property answer text <p>We remain deeply concerned by the findings of the UN Panel of Experts on Yemen that missiles, and related military equipment of Iranian origin, were introduced into Yemen after the imposition of the targeted arms embargo. As the Panel concluded, this puts Iran in non-compliance with UN Security Council Resolution 2216 (2015) and reaffirms our concerns about destabilising Iranian activity in Yemen and the wider region. We call on Iran to cease such activity, which risks escalating the conflict, and to support a political solution to the conflict in Yemen.</p><p>The UK is providing £1.3 million to help the UN's Verification and Inspection Mechanism (UNVIM) to facilitate commercial imports into Hodeidah and Saleef ports by giving the Coalition confidence that weapons are not coming in on commercial ships. Alongside this financial support, we have also deployed UK experts to support the inspections of ships in Djibouti, increasing the proportion of physical inspections ten-fold.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-07-19T14:49:20.927Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-19T14:49:20.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-28more like thismore than 2018-06-28
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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
star this property hansard heading Yemen: War Crimes more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the United Nations Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen in relation to the investigation of war crimes in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 158683 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-06more like thismore than 2018-07-06
unstar this property answer text <p>We continue to be concerned by the situation in Yemen and take allegations of violations and abuses of international human rights law and international humanitarian law seriously. Yemen remains a human rights priority country for the UK. We strongly supported the Human Rights Council resolution in September 2017, which urged all parties to the conflict to take the measures necessary to ensure effective, impartial and independent investigations into all allegations. The resolution mandated that a group of eminent international and regional experts conduct an independent investigation into the human rights situation in Yemen. This aims to establish the circumstances surrounding the allegations, provide guidance on access to justice and accountability, and engage with stakeholders to exchange information and support efforts to promote accountability. Agreeing an impactful resolution, adopted by consensus, on the human rights situation in Yemen was an important achievement. HM Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN and Other International Organisations in Geneva met the group of eminent experts in January to discuss their mission. We look forward to the group's report, due in September 2018.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-07-06T12:37:57.767Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-06T12:37:57.767Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-06more like thismore than 2018-07-06
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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
star this property hansard heading Yemen: War Crimes more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the allegations of war crimes made against the Houthis in Taiz, Yemen; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 161514 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-16more like thismore than 2018-07-16
unstar this property answer text <p>​We are concerned by reports of alleged International Humanitarian Law (IHL) violations by the Houthis, including attacks on civilians and blockages of humanitarian aid in Taiz. We have regularly addressed our concerns about the Houthis' compliance with IHL in Parliament, most recently on 3 July in the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-07-16T14:51:06.45Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-16T14:51:06.45Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-06more like thismore than 2018-07-06
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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
star this property hansard heading Yemen: War Crimes 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 assessment he made of allegations of war crimes made against the Houthis during the conflict in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 161515 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-16more like thismore than 2018-07-16
unstar this property answer text <p>​We are concerned by reports of alleged International Humanitarian Law (IHL) violations by the Houthis, including attacks on civilians in Aden and Taiz; intimidation of UN ships attempting to dock at Aden; the use of schools and hospitals for military purposes; the use of child soldiers; and the targeting of aid workers and restrictions on humanitarian access. We have regularly addressed our concerns about the Houthis' compliance with IHL in the Parliament, most recently on 3 July in the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-07-16T14:53:18.907Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-16T14:53:18.907Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-05more like thismore than 2018-09-05
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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
star this property hansard heading Yemen: War Crimes more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's position is on the view of the UN Human Rights Council Group of Eminent Experts that individuals in the Government and the coalition, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, may have conducted attacks in violation of the principles of distinction, proportionality and precaution that may amount to war crimes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Twickenham more like this
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Sir Vince Cable more like this
star this property uin 170680 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-10more like thismore than 2018-09-10
unstar this property answer text <p>​The recent report from the Group of Eminent Experts further underlines the deeply concerning human rights situation in Yemen and the importance of reaching a political solution to this conflict. We are carefully considering the contents of the report ahead of the upcoming session of the UN Human Rights Council.</p><p>As we have consistently done we will continue to emphasise to all parties the vital importance of compliance with international humanitarian law, press for action to address the humanitarian crisis, and encourage all parties to engage in the UN-led political process in good faith.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-09-10T16:03:21.75Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-10T16:03:21.75Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Vince Cable more like this