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1001925
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for International Development more like this
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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 Developing Countries: Human Rights more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether UK official development assistance supports the work of agencies cited for human rights abuses in the October 2018 Human Rights Watch report Two authorities, one way, zero dissent. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 188039 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property answer text <p>UK Official Development Assistance does not provide financial assistance or assets to support the Palestinian Authority (PA) agencies implicated in the Human Rights Watch report and continues to have a no contact policy with Hamas in its entirety. The report has made some serious and concerning allegations about human rights violations by the PA and we have immediately raised our concerns with the Palestinian Ministry of Interior. We continue to urge the PA to respect human rights, to ensure complaints of mistreatment or arbitrary detention are properly investigated and to continue to improve the performance of the security sector.</p><p> </p><p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) currently delivers training courses and supports the development of training institutions across the Palestinian Authority security sector. Participants from two agencies referenced in the report, the Preventative Security Organisation and General Intelligence Service, have attended courses delivered by the MOD and by training institutions that are supported by the MOD. These courses serve to reinforce accountability, responsible governance and a common approach to the upholding of human rights and human rights law.</p>
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 2018-11-14T17:04:07.13Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T17:04:07.13Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
1001926
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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 Tunisia: Human Rights more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Tunisia on the closure of its Truth and Dignity Commission; and what steps he is taking to encourage that Government to fulfill its promises of justice for victims of human rights abuses under the previous regime. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 188040 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>The Commission was established with a fixed term mandate in a 2013 law. In May, the Tunisian Government gave the Commission an extension until the end of this year in order to give additional time for the Commission to file its final report. We support Tunisian justice and reconciliation, but it is for the Tunisian Government and people to determine the best way to achieve this.​</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 2018-11-15T16:05:40.763Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T16:05:40.763Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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1536
star this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
1001995
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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 Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she plans to attend the Gavi mid-term review meeting in Abu Dhabi in December 2018. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Enfield, Southgate more like this
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Bambos Charalambous more like this
star this property uin 188149 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
star this property answer text <p>The UK is fully committed to supporting Gavi and saving children’s lives through increasing access to vaccines in lower income countries. Since 2000, Gavi has helped to immunise 690 million children, preventing more than 10 million deaths. We see Gavi’s Mid-Term Review meeting as a crucial opportunity to celebrate Gavi’s extraordinary work, whilst also critically assessing how it can make even further progress in improving access to lifesaving vaccines for the world’s most vulnerable people.</p><p>Regretfully, diary pressures mean Ministers are unavailable to attend the meeting. However, senior officials from the Department for International Development will be attending and will ensure strong UK representation in these vital discussions.</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 2018-11-13T17:58:12.507Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T17:58:12.507Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Bambos Charalambous more like this
1002009
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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 Bahrain: Political Prisoners more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps have been taken to help ensure that Bahraini female political prisoners Hajer Mansoor, Medina Ali, and Najah Yusuf will be protected from reprisals when their case is raised at the (a) UK Parliament and (b) United Nations. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Lincoln more like this
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Karen Lee more like this
star this property uin 188257 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>The Honourable Lady will be aware from previous answers to questions and from my reply to the Westminster Hall Debate on 11 September that our Embassy in Bahrain and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office continue to monitor the cases of Hajer Mansoor, Najah Ahmed Yusuf and Medina Ali and that we have raised the cases at a senior level with the Government of Bahrain.</p><p><br>We encourage those with concerns about treatment in detention to report these to the appropriate oversight body. We urge these oversight bodies to carry out swift and thorough investigations into any such claims. We understand that the National Institution for Human Rights and the Ministry of Interior Ombudsman are aware of these cases and have been in contact with the three individuals.</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 2018-11-15T15:10:34.377Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T15:10:34.377Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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4664
star this property label Biography information for Karen Lee more like this
1002010
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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 Bahrain: Political Prisoners more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to authorities in Bahrain on the restrictions on (a) phone calls, (b) family visits and (c) allocated time outside the cell imposed on female political prisoners in Isa Town Prison. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Lincoln more like this
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Karen Lee more like this
star this property uin 188258 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>I refer the Honourable Lady to the answer I gave to question 188257. Our Embassy in Bahrain and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office continue to monitor the cases of Hajer Mansoor, Najah Ahmed Yusuf and Medina Ali. We have raised the cases at a senior level with the Government of Bahrain.</p><p><br>We encourage those with concerns about treatment in detention to report these to the appropriate oversight body. We urge these oversight bodies to carry out swift and thorough investigations into any such claims. We understand that the National Institution for Human Rights and the Ministry of Interior Ombudsman are aware of these cases and have been in contact with the three individuals.</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 2018-11-15T16:06:54.137Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T16:06:54.137Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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4664
star this property label Biography information for Karen Lee more like this
1002050
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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 Yemen: Overseas Aid more like this
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25259
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department had allocated funding to the Oxfam-supported (a) water supply system and (b) cholera treatment centres in Yemen which were hit by Saudi coalition air strikes in (i) April and (ii) June 2018. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 188066 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
star this property answer text <p>No. Oxfam were not funded by the UK for either project.</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 2018-11-13T17:57:25.403Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T17:57:25.403Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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1536
star this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
1002051
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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 Yemen: Overseas Aid more like this
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25259
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many facilities and projects in Yemen in receipt of funding from her Department have been hit by Saudi coalition air strikes since the start of the conflict in that country in 2015. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 188067 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
star this property answer text <p>Since the Yemen conflict began in 2015, our partners have reported two incidents to us in which UK funded assets incurred damage as a result of the conflict.</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 2018-11-13T17:57:43.043Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T17:57:43.043Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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1536
star this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
1002052
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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 Yemen: Humanitarian Aid more like this
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25259
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to table a resolution calling for (a) a humanitarian ceasefire and (b) the safe passage of food and other aid to Yemen at the UN Security Council this week. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 188068 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>The UK is discussing with UN Security Council partners what more the Council can do to address the humanitarian crisis in Yemen and step up support for the work of the UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths. The Foreign Secretary discussed this step with the UN Special Envoy and they agreed that the time was right for the Council to act to bolster the UN led process. I met UN Resident Coordinator in Yemen, Lisa Grande, on 8 November in Abu Dhabi to discuss the situation in Yemen and the UN's humanitarian work.</p><p>A nationwide ceasefire will only have an effect on the ground if it is underpinned by a political deal between the conflict parties. There is a small but real chance that a cessation of hostilities could alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people. This must be the first priority as we seek to put in place a longer term solution.</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 2018-11-12T17:31:09.083Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:31:09.083Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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1536
star this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
1002053
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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 Yemen: Humanitarian Aid more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the compliance with (a) Article 23 of the Fourth Geneva Convention and (b) Rule 55 of the International Committee of the Red Cross’s Customary International Law Study of the restriction of supplies of food and medicine through the port of Hodeidah in Yemen. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 188069 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>The UK continues to raise concerns with the Saudi led-Coalition about the potential impact of any assault on the port and city of Hodeidah and is monitoring the resumption of hostilities in and around Hodeidah closely.</p><p>As we have consistently made clear, the Coalition must ensure that any further military operations in and around Hodeidah are conducted in accordance with international humanitarian law, including on the protection of civilians and civilian infrastructure, and do not disrupt commercial and humanitarian flows both through the port and onwards across the country. For their part, the Houthis must not compromise civilian facilities (such as Hodeidah port as well as schools, hospitals and food storage facilities) and allow unhindered access to humanitarian agencies throughout areas they control.</p><p>To date, Red Sea ports remain operational and continue to import most of the food and fuel on which Yemenis rely.</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 2018-11-15T18:02:30.423Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T18:02:30.423Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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1536
star this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
1002054
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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 Yemen: Military Intervention more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the proportion of Saudi-led coalition air strikes in Yemen that hit non-military targets in September; and what proportion he considers indicative of a risk that those air strikes are being conducted indiscriminately. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 188070 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
star this property answer text <p>We cannot make a meaningful estimate of this proportion given that the UK is not a member of the Saudi-Led Coalition. We do not have any role in setting Coalition policy, or executing air strikes in Yemen. We continue to emphasise to all members of the Coalition the vital importance of compliance with international humanitarian law (IHL), press for action to address the humanitarian crisis, and encourage all parties to engage in the UN-led political process in good faith.</p><p>The UK regularly encourages Saudi Arabia to conduct thorough and conclusive investigations into reports of alleged violations of international humanitarian law. We continue to believe that Saudi Arabia has the best insight into their own military procedures, in line with the standards we set for ourselves and our allies.</p><p> </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 2018-11-16T12:52:18.397Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T12:52:18.397Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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1536
star this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this