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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 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 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 political rights and democracy are planned to be a priority agenda item for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in April 2018; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
unstar this property uin 130995 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 2018-03-08more like thismore than 2018-03-08
star this property answer text We are engaging with the Commonwealth Secretariat and other member states to agree the agenda for the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting. We anticipate a range of discussions during the week, which reflect the shared values of the Commonwealth, including on political rights and democracy as enshrined in the Commonwealth Charter. more like this
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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less than 2018-03-08T14:51:20.617Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-08T14:51:20.617Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
855687
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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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 Swaziland: Politics and Government more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether officials at the British High Commission in Pretoria meet regularly with (a) the Swaziland United Democratic Front and (b) the People's United Democratic Movement in Swaziland or in South Africa; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
unstar this property uin 130993 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 2018-03-08more like thismore than 2018-03-08
star this property answer text <p>​​Officials at our High Commission in Pretoria regularly meet with civil society representatives from Swaziland. These representatives are affiliated to a number of different organisations, including the People's United Democratic Movement in Swaziland and the Swaziland Democratic Party. These meetings have historically taken place more regularly in Swaziland than in South Africa. The next such opportunity to engage will be in late March when the Article 8 EU Political Dialogue with Swaziland takes place in Mbabane.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2018-03-08T14:42:52.583Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-08T14:42:52.583Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4463
star this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
855563
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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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 Iran: Females 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 his counterpart in the Iranian Government on the ban on women attending football matches; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tooting more like this
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Dr Rosena Allin-Khan more like this
unstar this property uin 130870 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 2018-03-08more like thismore than 2018-03-08
star this property answer text <p>​Women continue to face discrimination in Iran, whether that is unequal access to the labour market, being forced to wear mandatory hijab in public or being prevented from attending sporting events. We urge the Iranian government to repeal discriminatory laws and enable women and girls to participate equally and contribute fully to society.</p> more like this
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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less than 2018-03-08T14:36:21.083Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-08T14:36:21.083Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Rosena Allin-Khan more like this
855712
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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 Li Baiguang 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 reports he has received on the death of Chinese human rights lawyer, Li Baiguang, on 25 February 2018; and what representations he has made to the Chinese Government on that death. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
unstar this property uin 131018 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 2018-03-13more like thismore than 2018-03-13
star this property answer text <p>​We were deeply saddened to hear of the death of Li Baiguang on 25 February 2018. We look to the Chinese authorities to provide comprehensive details of the circumstances surrounding his death. We have not made representations to the Chinese authorities on this specific case.</p><p>We are concerned by reports that a number of human rights defenders have died whilst in prison and allegations that they have been denied access to medical treatment. We raised our concerns directly with the Chinese authorities at the last round of the UK/China Human Rights Dialogue which took place in Beijing on 27 June 2017.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2018-03-13T17:28:38.887Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-13T17:28:38.887Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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4131
star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
855424
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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 Oyub Titiev 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 action they are taking to pursue the issue of the detention and prosecution of Oyub Titiev, Director of the Memorial Human Rights Centre, in Chechnya; and whether they intend to call for his immediate release. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
unstar this property uin HL6030 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 2018-03-19more like thismore than 2018-03-19
star this property answer text <p>​We remain concerned by the continued detention of Oyub Titiev. The Foreign Secretary expressed our concerns on 11 January, and the Minister for Europe and the Americas issued a statement on 18 January calling for the authorities to ensure Mr Titiev's safety and his right to a fair trial. Together with our partners, we will continue to reiterate this message to the Russian authorities. I made this assurance to representatives from the Russian non-governmental organisation Memorial when I met them on 21 February.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-03-19T14:53:09.067Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-19T14:53:09.067Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
855495
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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 Nigeria: Politics and Government 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 made an assessment of the implications for his policies of the recent report of the International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Belfast North more like this
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Nigel Dodds more like this
unstar this property uin 130802 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 2018-03-13more like thismore than 2018-03-13
star this property answer text <p>​We have not had a discussion with International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law and have not made an assessment of their report.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2018-03-13T15:23:38.06Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-13T15:23:38.06Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Nigel Dodds more like this
855423
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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 Chechnya: Human Rights 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 action they have taken to support organisations working to provide access to justice for victims of human rights violations in Chechnya. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
unstar this property uin HL6029 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-19more like thismore than 2018-03-19
star this property answer text <p>​We are providing financial and moral support to non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and civil society across Russia at a time when they are facing growing pressure. We currently provide funding to a number of NGOs working to counter violent extremism and promote human rights and the rule of law in the North Caucasus.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-03-19T14:52:28.197Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-19T14:52:28.197Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
855713
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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 China: Human Rights more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the recent deaths of (a) Liu Xiaobo, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, (b) Peng Ming, political prisoner, and (c) other human rights defenders and political dissidents. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
unstar this property uin 131019 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 2018-03-13more like thismore than 2018-03-13
star this property answer text <p>​We are concerned by reliable reports that a number of human rights defenders have died whilst in custody and of allegations that some have been denied access to medical treatment of their choice. We look to the Chinese authorities to provide details of the circumstances surrounding their deaths. My officials in the UK and across the China network regularly seek and receive information from a wide variety of sources on this issue.</p><p>As my Rt Hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary stated on 13 July 2017, we were deeply saddened to hear of the death of Liu Xiaobo. Our thoughts continue to be with his widow, Liu Xia, his wider family, friends and supporters.</p><p>We raised our concerns directly with the Chinese authorities at the last round of the UK/China Human Rights Dialogue which took place in Beijing on 27 June 2017.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2018-03-13T17:51:31.87Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-13T17:51:31.87Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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4131
star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
855421
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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 Chechnya: Human Rights more like this
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 assessment they have made of the state of human rights in Chechnya, including in connection with (1) extra-judicial killings, (2) collective punishment, (3) arbitrary detention, (4) the persecution of LGBTI citizens, (5) shrinking civil society space, and (6) impunity. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
unstar this property uin HL6027 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 2018-03-19more like thismore than 2018-03-19
star this property answer text <p>​The human rights situation in Chechnya continues to deteriorate. We remain deeply concerned about reports of serious human rights violations, including abductions, torture, collective punishment and extra-judicial killings. Ongoing reports of the persecution of LGBT individuals are seriously troubling. It is in Russia's interests to address the root causes of conflict and radicalisation in the North Caucasus, including poverty, governance and human rights issues.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-03-19T15:03:24.307Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-19T15:03:24.307Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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855417
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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 Central Europe: Human Rights more like this
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 discussions, if any, they have had with the governments of (1) Poland, and (2) Hungary, about fundamental European values, including (a) the rule of law, (b) the independence of the judiciary, and (c) freedom of expression and of the media. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-19more like thismore than 2018-03-19
star this property answer text <p>​The UK has a proud history of encouraging, respecting and promoting European values. British Ministers and officials continue to discuss these matters - where relevant to the particular country - as part of our regular dialogue with the Polish and Hungarian Governments. Most recently the Foreign Secretary met his Hungarian counterpart in Budapest on 2 March, and the Foreign Secretary and Prime Minister met their Polish counterparts during the Inter-Governmental Consultations in Warsaw on 21 December.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-03-19T14:48:14.81Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-19T14:48:14.81Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this