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unstar this property date less than 2015-02-24more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
star this property hansard heading Egypt remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Egypt about breaches of civil and human rights in Egypt. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-05more like thismore than 2015-03-05
star this property answer text <p>The British Government is committed to supporting the Egyptian people’s aspiration for a full and functioning democracy. We continue to believe that stability and prosperity in Egypt is dependent on open and inclusive politics and on full respect for the rights contained in the Egyptian constitution. That is why in recent months Foreign and Commonwealth Office Ministers have asked the Egyptian authorities to take action to release journalists and political detainees who remain imprisoned, to review mass judicial decisions, and to remove restrictions on civil society.</p><p>I personally raised human rights concerns with Egyptian Deputy Assistant Minister for Human Rights, Dr Mahy Abdel Latif on 14 January. We discussed the importance of women’s rights and the case of the imprisoned international journalists, who have since been deported or released pending a retrial. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my hon. Friend the Member for Bournemouth East (Mr Ellwood), raised the need for political reform during his visit to Egypt on 13-15 January. He stressed the importance of upholding the fundamental human rights guaranteed in the Egyptian constitution.</p><p> </p><p>Along with discussing human rights in our conversations with the Egyptian government, at the UN’s Universal Periodic Review of Egypt’s human rights situation on 5 November 2014, the UK made recommendations focussing on the ability of civil society to operate freely and the protection of women’s rights.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-03-05T15:14:17.043Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-05T15:14:17.043Z
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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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unstar this property date less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Egypt remove filter
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance has been provided by the Department for International Development to Egypt in each of the last five years; and what is planned for the current year and two following years. more like this
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Lord Marlesford 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 2015-03-25more like thismore than 2015-03-25
star this property answer text <p>Since 2011 DFID has provided assistance to Egypt through the regional £125 million Arab Partnership Economic Facility (APEF), which supports economic reform and development in Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan, Morocco and Libya. Examples of DFID support in Egypt include technical assistance for the passing of a new micro-finance law and the development of a new poverty database; the provision of capacity building support and access to finance for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises; and a rights and skills programme for female-headed households.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Many of the regional APEF projects will continue in 2015/16 and support will also be provided through the cross-government Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF). The programme of CSSF assistance for Egypt in 2015/16 is currently being developed; future funding is still to be considered.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2015-03-25T17:35:02.587Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-25T17:35:02.587Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Marlesford more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
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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 Egypt remove filter
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Egypt in the light of the reporting by Human Rights Watch about human rights abuses under President al-Sisi. 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
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
star this property answer text <p>We raise our human rights concerns regularly with the Egyptian government, including some of the issues highlighted by Human Rights Watch. On 17 May, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my hon. Friend the Member for Bournemouth East (Mr Ellwood), raised the death sentence for former President Morsi with the Egyptian Ambassador in London.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to believe that stability and prosperity in Egypt is dependent on open and inclusive politics and on full respect for the rights contained in the Egyptian constitution. That is why in recent months Foreign and Commonwealth Office Ministers have asked the Egyptian authorities to take action to release journalists and political detainees who remain imprisoned, to review mass judicial decisions, and to remove restrictions on civil society.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-07-06T12:12:19.263Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T12:12:19.263Z
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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
385180
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unstar this property date less than 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
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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 Egypt remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the short-, medium- and long-term consequences for the stability and security of the region of alleged human rights abuses and failings in the rule of law in Egypt under President al-Sisi. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL735 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 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
star this property answer text <p>The UK believes that progress on the economy, democracy and human rights are essential for security and stability in Egypt. We do not under-estimate the threat Egypt and the region face from terrorism and violent extremism, and we are committed to deepening our partnership with Egypt to defeat terrorist violence. But this must be done within a framework of respect for human rights.</p><p>We urge the Egyptian authorities to apply the rule of law consistently in line with international standards, and to implement the rights contained in Egypt’s constitution by protecting the right to freedom of expression and association. In recent months, Foreign and Commonwealth Office Ministers have asked the Egyptian authorities to take action to release journalists and political detainees who remain imprisoned; to review mass judicial decisions; and to remove restrictions on civil society.</p><p>During the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review in November 2014, we expressed our concern at the number of detainees in pre-trial detention; reports of mistreatment or torture; use of mass trials and trial irregularities; retention of the death penalty; and restrictions on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Assembly as well as the decreasing space for civil society and the media to operate.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-07-06T12:18:30.463Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T12:18:30.463Z
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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
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unstar this property date less than 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
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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 Egypt remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Egypt on behalf of Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL1719 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 2015-07-29more like thismore than 2015-07-29
star this property answer text <p>We regularly raise the case of detained journalists, including Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, in our conversations with the Egyptian government. Most recently, officials discussed this case with the Egyptian Ambassador in London on 22 July.</p><p>The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond), made a press statement in February stating his concern that Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed remained in prison, and calling on the Egyptian authorities to review their sentences as a matter of urgency.</p><p>We will continue to urge the Government of Egypt to demonstrate its commitment to freedom of speech, including the right of journalists to operate without fear of prosecution. The UK has clearly stated that freedom of the press is fundamental to building a democratic society.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-07-29T16:07:49.977Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-29T16:07:49.977Z
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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 Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2015-03-10more like thismore than 2015-03-10
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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 Egypt remove filter
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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 recent discussions he has had with his Egyptian counterpart on human rights violations in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 226952 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 2015-03-17more like thismore than 2015-03-17
star this property answer text <p>I raised our human rights concerns with Ministerial interlocutors in the Egyptian Government during my trade mission to Egypt in January. This included a wide-ranging discussion with the Prime Minister of Egypt where I was clear that the UK Government wanted to see the rule of law, transparency and respect for human rights strengthened in Egypt. I also met the Minister of Defence and stressed the importance of taking into account the social and economic development needs of the local population when tackling genuine security threats in the Sinai.</p><p>I also regularly discuss human rights with the Egyptian Ambassador in London. Most recently, on 4 February I raised strong concerns about the case of 183 individuals who had their death sentences confirmed by an Egyptian court. I stressed the importance of respecting the human rights of defendants in all cases.</p><p>We continue to believe that stability and prosperity in Egypt is dependent on open and inclusive politics and on full respect for the rights contained in the Egyptian constitution. That is why in recent months Foreign and Commonwealth Office Ministers have asked the Egyptian authorities to take action to release journalists and political detainees who remain imprisoned, to review mass judicial decisions, and to remove restrictions on civil society.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2015-03-17T14:38:19.553Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-17T14:38:19.553Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
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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 Egypt remove filter
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, what recent assessment he has made of (a) freedom of opinion and expression, (b) freedom of peaceful assembly and association and (c) the position of civil society in Egypt. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds Central more like this
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Hilary Benn more like this
star this property uin 6693 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 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office published its annual Human Rights and Democracy Report on 12 March 2015, which provides an assessment of the situation in Egypt. The report is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/human-rights-and-democracy-report-2014/human-rights-and-democracy-report-2014" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/human-rights-and-democracy-report-2014/human-rights-and-democracy-report-2014</a>.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Runnymede and Weybridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Philip Hammond more like this
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less than 2015-07-16T14:49:27.447Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-16T14:49:27.447Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Hammond more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2015-11-04more like thismore than 2015-11-04
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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 Egypt remove filter
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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 discussions he has had with the President of Egypt on that country's protest and counter-terrorism laws. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cynon Valley more like this
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Ann Clwyd more like this
star this property uin 14837 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 2015-11-09more like thismore than 2015-11-09
star this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister, my right hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron) discussed a range of bilateral issues with President Sisi on 5 November, including our concerns about the application of laws regarding protests and counter-terrorism.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2015-11-09T15:48:55.503Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-09T15:48:55.503Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ann Clwyd more like this