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star this property date less than 2018-05-16more like thismore than 2018-05-16
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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 Mexico: Religious Persons more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the role that religious leaders play as human rights defenders in Mexico; and what representations he has made to the Government of Mexico on its complying with the recommendations it accepted in the last UN Universal Period Review cycle on ensuring the protection of religious leaders in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
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Helen Goodman more like this
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star this property answer text The UK recognises the growing threats faced in Mexico by many Human Rights Defenders (HRDs), including those protecting religious freedom. Officials in the Embassy in Mexico City have regular contact with HRDs and Civil Society Organisations that support them. We work with international partners to monitor cases, observe trials and raise issues with the government. We are working closely with the government of Mexico to support a human rights agenda, including tackling corruption and strengthening the legal system, which some reports suggest are contributing factors to the challenges that HRDs face. Over the past four years, UK Ministers and officials at our Embassy in Mexico City have raised our human rights concerns with the Mexican Government and will continue to raise these, including as part of follow up to the last UN Universal Periodic Review. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan remove filter
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less than 2018-05-21T16:14:04.717Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-21T16:14:04.717Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this
905480
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star this property date less than 2018-05-16more like thismore than 2018-05-16
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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 Mexico: Religious Freedom more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has plans to raise issues relating to freedom of religion or belief in Mexico at that country's Universal Periodic Review in November 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
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Helen Goodman more like this
star this property uin 144863 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are working closely with the Government of Mexico to tackle corruption and strengthen the legal system, which some reports suggest are contributing factors to violations of Freedom of Religion or Belief. UK Ministers and officials at our Embassy in Mexico City have raised, and will continue to raise, our human rights concerns with the Mexican Government. We stay in close touch with Civil Society Organisations in Mexico and the UK to help inform our understanding of the situation on the ground. We engage consistently and comprehensively in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process and are considering our recommendations ahead of the next UPR of Mexico in November 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan remove filter
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less than 2018-05-21T16:10:11.887Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-21T16:10:11.887Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this
905479
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-16more like thismore than 2018-05-16
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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 Mexico: Religious Freedom more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Mexico on the culture of impunity in that country towards repeat perpetrators of violations of religious freedom. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
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Helen Goodman more like this
star this property uin 144862 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are working closely with the Government of Mexico to tackle corruption and strengthen the legal system, which some reports suggest are contributing factors to violations of Freedom of Religion or Belief. UK Ministers and officials at our Embassy in Mexico City have raised, and will continue to raise, our human rights concerns with the Mexican Government. We stay in close touch with Civil Society Organisations in Mexico and the UK to help inform our understanding of the situation on the ground. We engage consistently and comprehensively in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process and are considering our recommendations ahead of the next UPR of Mexico in November 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan remove filter
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less than 2018-05-21T16:07:50.703Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-21T16:07:50.703Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this
905476
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star this property date less than 2018-05-16more like thismore than 2018-05-16
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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 Cuba: Religious Freedom more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the compatibility of the work of the Office of Religious Affairs in the Cuban Communist Party with the right to freedom of religion or belief in Cuba. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
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Helen Goodman more like this
star this property uin 144859 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are aware that the Office of Religious Affairs operates a robust programme of regulation over the operation of places of worship, particularly applications for new licences. The reports that religious groups give us of the difficulties they face vary significantly. Some religious groups feel able to operate without hindrance, and report an increasing ability to undertake charitable works in the community. Others report significant challenges ranging from overly bureaucratic requirements to harassment. Overall, the trend in Cuba appears to be towards a more open environment to practise religion. The UK will continue to monitor this situation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan remove filter
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less than 2018-05-21T16:19:14.947Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-21T16:19:14.947Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this
905469
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star this property date less than 2018-05-16more like thismore than 2018-05-16
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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 Mexico: Elections more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with representatives of the Mexican Government on ensuring free and fair elections in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton more like this
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Dan Carden more like this
star this property uin 144982 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The United Kingdom continues to follow, closely, the preparations for the forthcoming Elections in Mexico on 1 July. As part of our regular dialogue with Mexico, officials have discussed the forthcoming elections with the Mexican Government. Elections in the past have been judged to be free and fair by accredited international observers, although there remains room for improvement, for example, in the areas of financing and auditing of campaign expenditure. Mexico’s National Electoral Institute (INE) is responsible for organising the elections and Embassy officials have attended briefing by the INE on the electoral process.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan remove filter
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less than 2018-05-21T16:04:35.353Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-21T16:04:35.353Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Carden more like this
905477
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star this property date less than 2018-05-16more like thismore than 2018-05-16
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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 Cuba: Religious Freedom more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on freedom of religion or belief of registration requirements for religious groups in Cuba; and if he will take steps to encourage the establishment of a clear framework for religious groups to operate legally in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
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Helen Goodman more like this
star this property uin 144860 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Cuban constitution guarantees freedom of religion, and the Office of Religious Affairs has a regulatory function, which includes registration. While some religious groups state there is greater need for clarity in those processes, others report that long delays, and complex bureaucratic requirements are the principal issue. On 16 May, as part of the UN's Universal Periodic Review Process, the UK urged Cuba to ratify the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights – which includes several articles related to freedom of religion and belief.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan remove filter
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less than 2018-05-21T16:16:16.303Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-21T16:16:16.303Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this
905468
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-16more like thismore than 2018-05-16
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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 Mexico: Elections more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government plans to have a role in monitoring the forthcoming general election in Mexico. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton more like this
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Dan Carden more like this
star this property uin 144981 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Officials at the British Embassy in Mexico City have attended briefings on the electoral process presented by Mexico’s National Electoral Institute (INE) and by the Electoral Tribunal, and will also informally observe the elections as accredited visitors. We understand that the Organisation of American States (OAS) will send a formal observation mission to Mexico for the elections.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan remove filter
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less than 2018-05-21T16:01:46.337Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-21T16:01:46.337Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Carden more like this
905470
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-16more like thismore than 2018-05-16
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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 Mexico: Freedom of Expression more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has made representations to the Government of Mexico on the potential effect of its Internal Security Law passed in December 2017 on freedom of expression and the ability to hold free and fair elections in Mexico. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton more like this
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Dan Carden more like this
star this property uin 144983 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Mexico's Internal Security Law provides a legal framework for the military's role in public security. As the law is yet to come into force, the implications of its implementation are unknown.</p><p>The Embassy has supported the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, which has raised concerns with the Government of Mexico on certain aspects of the law, including weaknesses in civilian oversight and accountability. Embassy officials will continue to monitor the implementation of the law including the pending Supreme Court ruling on its constitutionality. The British Embassy funds programmes on human rights, security and justice, including an Embassy-facilitated seminar with the Mexican military and police forces in 2017. We will continue to look for opportunities to work with Mexico in this area, and to urge the Mexican Government to prioritise the reform and strengthening of the police forces.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan remove filter
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less than 2018-05-21T16:26:01.433Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-21T16:26:01.433Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Carden more like this