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star this property date less than 2016-04-25more like thismore than 2016-04-25
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Rights remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House whether time will be made in the Parliamentary timetable for a full debate on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s <i>Human Rights and Democracy Report 2015</i>. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL7865 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-09more like thismore than 2016-05-09
star this property answer text <p>My Noble Friend the Government Chief Whip does not expect to be able to facilitate a full debate on the report before the end of this session, but from the start of the new session, the usual mechanisms - which include balloted debates, Thursday debates, and questions for short debate - will be available to secure a debate on the Report.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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less than 2016-05-09T11:05:17.903Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-09T11:05:17.903Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston 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 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Rights remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 20 November (HL2762), whether the substantial discussions on human rights issues with the government of Bahrain have included any discussions of the alleged use of torture; and what success the European Union has had in getting Israel to address the human rights concerns which it regularly raises. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL3106 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 2014-12-03more like thismore than 2014-12-03
star this property answer text <p>Our Ambassador in Bahrain and his team regularly discuss human rights and political reform with the Government of Bahrain at the highest levels. Most recently on 9 November, our Ambassador called for the Special Investigation Unit to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation into the death of Hasan Al-Shaikh at Bahrain’s Reformation and Rehabilitation Centre. The Government continues to work closely with the Government of Bahrain to share best practice on torture prevention measures and to address allegations of torture and mistreatment.</p><p>The EU raised human rights issues with Israel in the informal working group on human rights on 20 November and will do so again in a political dialogue on 8 December.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-12-03T15:30:03.583Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-03T15:30:03.583Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns 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 2015-12-21more like thismore than 2015-12-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Rights remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 14 December (HL4086), whether their next Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report in April 2016 will contain an assessment of the effectiveness and outputs of project funding on human rights and democracy in their priority countries in the most recent full year; and if so, whether it will be subject to independent audit. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL4763 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-06more like thismore than 2016-01-06
star this property answer text <p>The 2015 Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report will include references to project funding on human rights and democracy in priority countries where appropriate. All Foreign and Commonwealth Office funding, including human rights and democracy project funding, is subject to robust monitoring and evaluation, and like all government spending is subject to scrutiny by the National Audit Office.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-01-06T15:25:01.737Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-06T15:25:01.737Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-30more like thismore than 2015-11-30
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Rights remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government with which countries they have raised human rights since May. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL4086 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 2015-12-14more like thismore than 2015-12-14
star this property answer text <p>The British Government frequently raises issues with international partners. In addition to bilateral dialogues where we raise our concerns in person, we also set out our approach and priorities in the Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report. The next report, due to be published in April 2016, will describe our work to tackle human rights challenges in approximately 30 priority countries. These countries will provide a focus for our human rights and democracy project funding in the next financial year. We also regularly raise human rights issues in multilateral fora, for example the UN Human Rights Council and at the Council of Europe.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-12-14T17:35:08.243Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-14T17:35:08.243Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-09more like thismore than 2015-11-09
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Rights remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they believe that some parts of the UK require different human rights legislation to others; and if so, why and what are the different rights. more like this
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Lord Laird more like this
star this property uin HL3460 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 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
star this property answer text <p>The government is committed to protecting human rights across the United Kingdom, continuing the UK’s proud tradition of respect for human rights. There is, of course, already some variation in the legal framework for human rights across the UK, as the devolved administrations have competence to legislate in respect of human rights in the policy areas which are devolved to them.</p><br /><p>The government was elected with a mandate to reform the UK’s human rights framework. We will consider the implications of a Bill of Rights on devolution as we develop our proposals. We will, of course, fully engage with the devolved administrations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2015-11-23T16:07:22.893Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-23T16:07:22.893Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-26more like thismore than 2015-10-26
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Rights remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the promotion of human rights is part of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office mission statement, and what are their top five priorities in that area. more like this
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Baroness Helic more like this
star this property uin HL2984 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 2015-11-04more like thismore than 2015-11-04
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Annual Report and Accounts set out the FCO’s purpose for 2014–15. This listed eight separate commitments, two of which mentioned promoting human rights explicitly:</p><p>- Strengthen the Commonwealth as a focus for promoting democratic values, human rights, climate resilient development, conflict prevention and trade.</p><p>- Use soft power as a tool of UK foreign policy; promote British values and respect for human rights; build capacity to tackle terrorism in line with UK security requirements; and contribute to the welfare of developing countries and their citizens.</p><p>In addition, human rights are an integral part of the FCO’s work, linked with many aspects of our national interest including the stability and prosperity of our international partners. We set out in the 2014 Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report the actions we have taken to mainstream human rights across the FCO network, including ramping up our internal communications and training.</p><p>We are currently reconfiguring our work on human rights around three pillars to reflect the Government’s manifesto commitments, play to our strengths, boost our impact, and increase our ability to respond to international developments. These pillars are:</p><p>i) Democratic values and the rule of law;</p><p>ii) The rules-based international system and,</p><p>iii) Human rights for a stable world</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-11-04T14:21:33.56Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-04T14:21:33.56Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Helic more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-12more like thismore than 2015-10-12
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Rights remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether human rights remain a foreign policy priority. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL2455 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-22more like thismore than 2015-10-22
star this property answer text <p>Human rights remain an integral part of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's work. They are mainstreamed across our work and they are intrinsically linked with many aspects of our national interest, including the stability and prosperity of our international partners.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-10-22T15:20:31.937Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-22T15:20:31.937Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns 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 2015-12-17more like thismore than 2015-12-17
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Rights remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what priority the FCO gives to the promotion and protection of human rights globally. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL4709 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 2015-12-30more like thismore than 2015-12-30
star this property answer text The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is committed to the promotion and protection of human rights globally and views the upholding of universal rights as intrinsic to all our bilateral work overseas and our support for the rules based international order. The UK’s decision to stand for re-election to the UN’s Human Rights Council in 2017 reflects the importance we attach to this issue. The UK views the promotion and protection of human rights as inalienable rights in themselves, and as a precondition to security and global economic growth. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-12-30T14:36:04.817Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-30T14:36:04.817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-12more like thismore than 2015-10-12
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the proportion of their budget and personnel that is allocated to promoting human rights, the rule of law and democracy in other countries. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL2456 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-22more like thismore than 2015-10-22
star this property answer text <p>As explained in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)’s 2014 Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report, it is not possible to disaggregate an exact figure for what we spend annually on human rights and democracy work. This is because it is mainstreamed across the network, and thus a component of a wide range of FCO activities. However, by combining relevant programme spend, grant-in-aid spending, and estimated personnel costs, we were able to calculate a conservative figure of approximately £42.6 million for the financial year 2014-15. This figure does not include the cross-departmental Conflict Pool Fund (now the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund).</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-10-22T15:21:08.057Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-22T15:21:08.057Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns 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 2015-11-05more like thismore than 2015-11-05
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their criteria for identifying countries of concern in the FCO annual report on human rights and democracy. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL3367 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-17more like thismore than 2015-11-17
star this property answer text <p>In the 2014 Foreign and Commonwealth Office Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy, we continued to use the criteria published in the 2012 report to determine whether a country should feature as a country of concern:</p><p>• the gravity of the human rights situation in the country, including both the severity of particular abuses and the range of human rights affected;</p><p>• whether a deterioration or improvement in the human rights situation in the country would have a wider impact in the region;</p><p>• whether the human rights situation in the country has an impact on wider UK interests; and</p><p>• whether we are able to influence the human rights situation there.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-11-17T16:19:54.247Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-17T16:19:54.247Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this