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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-24more like thismore than 2018-07-24
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh 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 when, and on what grounds, they decided not to seek a death penalty assurance in the cases of British ISIS operatives, Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh; and why the approval of Parliament was not sought before this decision was made. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool 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 2018-10-09more like thismore than 2018-10-09
star this property answer text <p>After careful and considered advice, the Home Secretary took the decision not to seek a death penalty assurance in this case in June 2018 in accordance with the Government’s Overseas, Security and Justice Assistance (OSJA) Guidance which requires an assessment of both human rights and death penalty risks.</p><p>The OSJA guidance, which has been in existence since 2011, permits the provision of assistance, without obtaining assurances, where there are strong reasons for doing so and sets out the process for making that decision which does not involve a role for Parliament:</p><p>“Ministers should be consulted to determine whether, given the specific circumstances of the case, we should nevertheless provide assistance.”</p><p>Following the detention of these individuals the central concern was, and remains, the real prospect that if legal assistance was not offered to the US authorities without conditions, then they would not face criminal trial.</p><p>Given the legal challenge that is currently underway, it is inappropriate to say more about this specific case.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-10-09T16:42:12.013Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-09T16:42:12.013Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this