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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-07-01
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
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 Crimes against Humanity 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 action they have taken to review the readiness of the United Kingdom to respond to crimes of atrocity and developing threats of genocide and other crimes against humanity anywhere in the world. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL990 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 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
star this property answer text <p>The British Government’s global network of embassies, strong international partnerships, and early warning mechanisms give the UK significant insight into emerging threats. The UK remains committed to the Responsibility to Protect and seeks to respond to developing threats of atrocity crimes or genocide including through prevention projects, sanctions regimes or support for justice systems. Our seat on the UN Security Council also means we swiftly engage where a threat of such crimes emerges. Where prevention has failed, it is the international community's responsibility to take collective action, through diplomatic, humanitarian and other means. Where necessary, the UN Security Council should be ready to authorise coercive measures under Chapter VII of the UN Charter.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-07-13T13:24:48.577Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-13T13:24:48.577Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
386880
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-07-01
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
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 Conflict, Stability and Security Fund more like this
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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 arrangements they have made to ensure that their Conflict, Stability and Security Fund provides adequate and effective support for both their responsibility to protect and their commitments to preventing atrocities. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL989 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 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
star this property answer text <p>The Conflict, Security and Stability Fund (CSSF) provides direct funding to both the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect and the joint UN office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide and the Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect. This funding assists these organisations in their work to consolidate the concept of the Responsibility to Protect by continuing to build the institutional architecture to prevent mass atrocity crimes and to strengthen the capacity of countries, regional and sub-regional organisations and civil society to protect populations. In addition, the CSSF funds a wide range of activities regionally that, while not always explicitly labelled as atrocity prevention, nonetheless contribute to the prevention of atrocities. These include projects on preventing sexual violence, reducing intergroup tensions, strengthening justice systems and the rule of law, security sector reform, disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-07-13T13:23:48.36Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-13T13:23:48.36Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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1660
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
386879
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-07-01
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
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 Crimes against Humanity more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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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 arrangements they have made to ensure that early warning systems and country analysis include indicators of genocide and crimes against humanity, and that there is sufficient interdepartmental co-operation to achieve this. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL988 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 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
star this property answer text <p>The British Government produces an annual internal risk report on fragile states called Countries at Risk of Instability (CRI). The report is used to help policy makers prioritise countries for Government engagement and ensure that policy responses are best placed to tackle evolving instability risks. As part of the CRI process, indicators that highlight a higher risk of mass atrocities occurring are used, such as levels of internal state repression, levels of inter-communal factionalism and the type of regime a country operates. The reports indicator set reflects best practice from many similar non-governmental organisations and partner governments approaches. Data is collected from a wide range of sources, including academia and Government subject matter expertise. The report is produced by the Cabinet Office and coordinates input from all relevant government departments and agencies.</p><p> </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 2015-07-13T13:23:00.53Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-13T13:23:00.53Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
386878
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-07-01
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
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 Turkey: LGBT People more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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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 plan to make to the government of Turkey about the use of water cannons and tear gas on participants at the gay pride celebrations in Istanbul. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
star this property uin HL987 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 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
star this property answer text <p>We regularly raise human rights issues and the need to allow freedom of expression as part of our ongoing dialogue with the Turkish government. As part of this dialogue, we continue to urge the Turkish authorities to exercise restraint and respond proportionately to public demonstrations. <br><br>We strongly encourage Turkey to continue work towards the full protection of fundamental rights, especially in the areas of minority rights and freedom of expression. Further sustained work is needed to meet EU standards on the fundamental rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons. But we do welcome progress made, including the ruling of Turkey’s Constitutional Court finding hate speech on the grounds of sexual orientation to constitute a criminal offence.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-07-07T14:59:50.677Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-07T14:59:50.677Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Scriven more like this
386471
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
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 Mohamed Nasheed more like this
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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 assessment they have made of whether any United Kingdom funding or other resources are being used for the benefit of the former President of the Maldives, Mohammed Nasheed. more like this
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Lord Naseby more like this
star this property uin HL966 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 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
star this property answer text We are not providing any funding or resources for the benefit of former President Nasheed. Officials from our High Commission in Colombo continue to raise his case with the Maldivian government, as has the Prime Minister, my right hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron) and the Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my my right hon. Friend the Member for East Devon (Mr Swire), who both met Mr Nasheed’s wife and representatives of his legal team on 24 June. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-07-08T15:49:40.753Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T15:49:40.753Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Naseby more like this
386466
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
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 Syria: Armed Conflict more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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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 measures the United Kingdom is taking in the UN Security Council to give effect to the statement by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 25 June that "There can be no impunity; we must hunt these people down, and Syria should be referred to the International Criminal Court" (HL Deb, col 1663). more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL961 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 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
star this property answer text <p>Last year the UK co-sponsored a UN Security Council resolution to refer all those responsible for war-crimes and crimes against humanity in Syria, regardless of affiliation, to the International Criminal Court. This was an opportunity for the world to stand up for justice for the Syrian people. Russia and China chose to veto this resolution. <br><br>We have a long-standing commitment to accountability for human rights violations and abuses - this will not alter. We continue to support the UN Commission of Inquiry’s investigations into human rights violations and abuses in Syria. In partnership with other donor countries, we have funded the collection of documentary evidence so that in the future those responsible for heinous acts will be held to account. <br><br></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-07-08T15:23:09.803Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T15:23:09.803Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
386463
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
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 Eritrea: Emigration more like this
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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 whether they have discussed with the government of Eritrea the case for seeking to relieve the current levels of migration across the Mediterranean by closing the borders in Eritrea. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL958 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 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
star this property answer text <p>Addressing irregular migration requires a comprehensive plan that includes disrupting criminal trafficking and smuggling networks, and working with source countries to address the factors that cause migrants to leave their homes in the first place through developmental aid, addressing human rights abuses and tackling conflict.</p><p>We remain deeply concerned by the high levels of irregular migration from Eritrea and have stepped up our bilateral dialogue on this issue. Our dialogue has not included discussion of closing Eritrea’s borders.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-07-13T13:21:40.61Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-13T13:21:40.61Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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3895
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
386462
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
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 Eritrea: Human Rights more like this
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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 response they have made to the recent report by the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea, in particular its findings regarding the failure of the rule of law, and the incidence of persecution, torture, forced labour and sexual enslavement of women, taking place within a "climate of impunity". more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL957 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 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
star this property answer text <p>We recognise the important work of the Commission of Inquiry and we share its concerns regarding human rights in Eritrea, in particular widespread arbitrary detention and shortcomings in the rule of law and respect for fundamental freedoms. We regret the Government of Eritrea’s failure to receive the Commission in Asmara, which compelled the Commission in its report to rely on witnesses who are outside the country and whose testimony may have been based on first-hand experience of Eritrea some time ago.</p><p> </p><p>Eritrea continues to fall short of its international human rights obligations. We have called on Eritrea to honour these obligations through discussions under the UN Universal Periodic Review as well as the EU Article 8 Dialogue. We note that Eritrea has taken some positive steps in engaging with the international community on human rights, including the ratification of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment in September 2014. We now call on the Government of Eritrea to follow through on these commitments with concrete action to strengthen the rule of law and to improve the human rights situation on the ground.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-07-13T13:16:03.453Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-13T13:16:03.453Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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3895
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
386461
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
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 United Arab Emirates: Political Prisoners more like this
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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 whether they have raised concerns with the United Arab Emirates about allegations by Amnesty International of the torture of political prisoners in the United Arab Emirates. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL956 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 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
star this property answer text <p>We are aware of the allegations made by Amnesty International. The British Government’s policy is clear – we do not participate in, solicit, encourage or condone the use of torture or mistreatment for any purpose. Our bilateral relationship with the United Arab Emirates allows us to discuss a broad range of issues, including human rights. Where we have concerns we make these clear to Emirati authorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-07-08T15:03:09.893Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T15:03:09.893Z
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3474
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3895
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
386131
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
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 Gaza more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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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, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 22 June (HL502 and HL503), what assessment they have made of the reports, on 29 June, that Israeli forces boarded and took control of a Swedish vessel in international waters on route to Gaza with humanitarian aid and with a number of European citizens on boards; and what representations they have made to the government of Israel about this. more like this
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Lord Warner more like this
star this property uin HL930 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 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
star this property answer text Officials from our Embassy in Tel Aviv have been in close contact with the Israeli authorities regarding this flotilla and in particular the Marianne of Gothenburg. We are pleased that Israel performed its intended action to maintain its maritime restrictions peacefully. The Israeli authorities informed us that there were no British nationals on board the Marianne. Nationals from other Commonwealth countries were present and we offered consular assistance for unrepresented New Zealand nationals. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-07-08T13:47:23.493Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T13:47:23.493Z
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3474
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Warner more like this