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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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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 International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 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 steps they took to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia on 17 May and support its theme of "Justice and Protection for All". more like this
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Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property uin HL15790 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>​To mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) government buildings across the UK and, where locally appropriate, our overseas missions flew the Rainbow flag. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office hosted an in-house panel event including LGBT Rights activists and lawyers that discussed tackling discrimination, advocating for decriminalisation and the issues facing LGBT equality globally. Our overseas missions celebrated in diverse ways including hosting civil society events and roundtables, and using social media to issue messages to mark IDAHOBIT that demonstrate the UK’s ongoing support for the human rights of LGBT people.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T11:46:25.757Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T11:46:25.757Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
1127238
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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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 Homophobia 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 plans they have to hold discussions at the G20 in Osaka on 28–29 June on the economic and social benefits of an inclusive and diverse society in which governments act to prevent homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. more like this
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Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property uin HL15791 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
star this property answer text <p>​The UK is fully committed to the promotion and protection of LGBT rights globally. In the case of the 2019 G20 Summit, there are currently no plans for formal discussions on preventing homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. However, the British Government continues to work through our embassies, High Commissions and through international organisations and multilateral fora to promote tolerance and non-discrimination and to address discriminatory laws against LGBT people. The UK is clear that open, inclusive and diverse societies are key for business and economic growth.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-28T14:43:09.713Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T14:43:09.713Z
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4210
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
1126996
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Pakistan: Higher Education 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 impact of the treatment of the Principal of the Edwardes College, Peshawar, and his family and the attempts to intervene in the administration of the College by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor on religious minorities and educational opportunities in Pakistan. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15757 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
star this property answer text <p>We are aware of this case. The British Government regularly raises its concerns about discrimination against minority communities with the Pakistani Government at a senior level. I raised our concerns about Freedom of Religion or Belief and the protection of minority religious communities with Pakistan's Human Rights Minister, Dr Shireen Mazari, during my visit to Islamabad in February.</p><p>At the UN Periodic Review of Pakistan's human rights record in November 2017, the UK called on Pakistan to strengthen protection of minorities and establish an independent National Commission for Minorities. The Government will continue to urge Pakistan to honour in practice its human rights obligations, including those related to religious minorities, and to uphold the rule of law.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-28T14:40:54.603Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T14:40:54.603Z
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4210
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1127413
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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: Churches 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 reports that 900 churches in Nigeria have been destroyed by Boko Haram; and what assessment they have made of whether such activity is part of a campaign to eradicate Christianity in the north of that country. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15824 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-30
star this property answer text <p>We are aware of the statement by the Christian Association of Nigeria in January 2017 which claimed that 900 churches have been destroyed by Boko Haram since 2009. We are unable to substantiate these numbers given the challenges of obtaining precise data in north east Nigeria. Boko Haram is a terrorist organisation with a vile ideology and history of attacking civilians, both Christian and Muslim. The majority of Boko Haram's victims have been Muslims. The UK condemns attacks on civilians, including on the basis of their religious belief. The Foreign Secretary discussed the issue of freedom of religious belief and UK support to combat extremists with the Nigerian Vice President during his visit to Nigeria in April. He also met with a wide range of religious leaders to discuss how the UK can support their work to promote interfaith dialogue and long-term peace, and visited North East Nigeria.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-30T15:56:02.073Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-30T15:56:02.073Z
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4210
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1127418
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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 Serbia: Politics and Government 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 have made to the government of Serbia regarding the negative rhetoric against women politicians in that country and the risk of it inciting violence against them. more like this
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Lord Collins of Highbury more like this
star this property uin HL15829 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
star this property answer text <p>​While we have not made representations specifically about negative rhetoric against women in politics, we have, as part of our interactions with the Serbian government, had regular discussions on gender equality, including with the Equality Commissioner and the Gender Champion. On International Women’s Day our Embassy in Belgrade held two public debates, one on the role of women in Serbian society and the other on women in the IT sector. Our Embassy is also designing a programme with UN Women to strengthen gender responsive governance in Serbia.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-28T15:09:31.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T15:09:31.807Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Collins of Highbury more like this
1127002
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Abdullah Öcalan 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 the documentary film and report by the 2019 International Peace Delegation to Imrali, published on 25 March; and what conclusions, if any, they have drawn from that report and film. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL15763 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
star this property answer text <p>​We have studied both the documentary film and report. Our position on the Kurdish issue is unchanged. Mr Öcalan, the leader of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, is in our view a convicted terrorist. We hope that a peace process can be resumed in the future and have provided funding to a number of civil society organisations in Turkey seeking to build dialogue between different relevant actors on the Kurdish issue.</p><p>Regarding Mr Öcalan's imprisonment, we expect Turkey to respect its international obligations with regard to prison conditions. This includes acting on the recommendations of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) of the Council of Europe concerning prisoner association, isolation and access. When raising Mr Öcalan's case with the Turkish authorities, we have encouraged them to implement the recommendations made by the CPT following their visit to the prison in 2016. In this regard, we note the fact that Mr Öcalan was granted access to two lawyers on 2 May. We also note that the CPT paid a further visit to Imrali prison in mid-May, and that the Turkish Minister of Justice has this month lifted the court restriction on lawyers' visits to Imrali prison. We welcome these positive developments.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-28T15:03:32.28Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T15:03:32.28Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1127003
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Turkey: Peace Negotiations 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 assessment they made of the remarks made by Ögmundur Jónasson, former Minister of Justice in Iceland, at the 2019 International Peace Delegation to Imrali that serious human rights abuse in Turkey will not come to an end unless peace negotiations are resumed between Turkey and the leaders of the Kurds and other minority groups; and what steps they intend to take in response to those remarks. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL15764 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
star this property answer text <p>​Her Majesty’s Government hopes that a peace process can be resumed in the future, and has provided funding to a number of civil society organisations in Turkey seeking to build dialogue between different relevant actors on the Kurdish issue. We note Mr. Jónasson’s comments, and shall continue our support for legitimate and democratic Kurdish groups in Turkey.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-28T14:59:32.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T14:59:32.407Z
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4210
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1127004
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Saudi Arabia: 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 what action, if any, they will take should the evidence of the torture of political detainees in Saudi Arabia continue. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL15765 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>The British Government is concerned about allegations of mistreatment of those detained in Saudi Arabia because of their political views. We continue to monitor these cases. We consistently and unreservedly condemn torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and it is a priority for us to challenge it wherever and whenever it occurs. We have explained our position at Ministerial level to the Saudi authorities and will continue to do so. We also regularly raise concerns using diplomatic channels of communication, including our Ambassador. ​</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15766 more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T11:45:37.387Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T11:45:37.387Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
1127005
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Saudi Arabia: Political Prisoners 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, if any, they will take to secure the release of political detainees in Saudi Arabia. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL15766 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>The British Government is concerned about allegations of mistreatment of those detained in Saudi Arabia because of their political views. We continue to monitor these cases. We consistently and unreservedly condemn torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and it is a priority for us to challenge it wherever and whenever it occurs. We have explained our position at Ministerial level to the Saudi authorities and will continue to do so. We also regularly raise concerns using diplomatic channels of communication, including our Ambassador. ​</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15765 more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T11:45:37.433Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T11:45:37.433Z
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4210
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
1127006
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Saudi Arabia: Political Prisoners 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 are taking to secure access by independent monitors to all political detainees currently held without charge in Saudi Arabia. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL15767 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>The British Government is very concerned about allegations of mistreatment of those detained in Saudi Arabia because of their political views. We continue to monitor these cases. We consistently and unreservedly condemn torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and it is a priority for us to challenge it wherever and whenever it occurs. We have raised concerns about these cases at Ministerial level a number of times with the Saudi authorities and will continue to do so. We also regularly raise concerns using diplomatic channels of communication, including our Ambassador. Saudi Arabia maintains that the issue of detentions is an internal judicial matter. The British Government cannot intervene in independent monitoring or investigation.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T13:29:16.833Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:29:16.833Z
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4210
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this