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star this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Syria: Armed Conflict 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 measures the United Kingdom is taking in the UN Security Council to give effect to the statement by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 25 June that "There can be no impunity; we must hunt these people down, and Syria should be referred to the International Criminal Court" (HL Deb, col 1663). more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL961 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 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
star this property answer text <p>Last year the UK co-sponsored a UN Security Council resolution to refer all those responsible for war-crimes and crimes against humanity in Syria, regardless of affiliation, to the International Criminal Court. This was an opportunity for the world to stand up for justice for the Syrian people. Russia and China chose to veto this resolution. <br><br>We have a long-standing commitment to accountability for human rights violations and abuses - this will not alter. We continue to support the UN Commission of Inquiry’s investigations into human rights violations and abuses in Syria. In partnership with other donor countries, we have funded the collection of documentary evidence so that in the future those responsible for heinous acts will be held to account. <br><br></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2015-07-08T15:23:09.803Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T15:23:09.803Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
532363
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star this property date less than 2016-07-04more like thismore than 2016-07-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading General Practitioners: Opening Hours 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 intend to take in response to the government of Israel's recent announcements of additional settlements on the West Bank and what representations they have made to that government about the impact of those announcements on the viability of a two-state solution. more like this
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Lord Warner more like this
star this property uin HL960 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 2016-07-13more like thismore than 2016-07-13
star this property answer text <p>On 5 July, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my Hon. Friend the Member for Bournemouth East (Mr Ellwood), issued a Statement expressing deep concern about the announcement of new settlements units in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.</p><p>Whilst officials from our Embassy in Tel Aviv have not yet raised this issue with the Israeli authorities, Mr Ellwood said in his statement &quot;Settlements are illegal under international law. As noted in the report issued by the Middle East Quartet on 1 July, steps like this also make a two state solution more difficult to achieve.&quot;</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2016-07-13T15:13:39.047Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-13T15:13:39.047Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Warner more like this
386463
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star this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Eritrea: Emigration 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 whether they have discussed with the government of Eritrea the case for seeking to relieve the current levels of migration across the Mediterranean by closing the borders in Eritrea. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL958 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 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
star this property answer text <p>Addressing irregular migration requires a comprehensive plan that includes disrupting criminal trafficking and smuggling networks, and working with source countries to address the factors that cause migrants to leave their homes in the first place through developmental aid, addressing human rights abuses and tackling conflict.</p><p>We remain deeply concerned by the high levels of irregular migration from Eritrea and have stepped up our bilateral dialogue on this issue. Our dialogue has not included discussion of closing Eritrea’s borders.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2015-07-13T13:21:40.61Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-13T13:21:40.61Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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3895
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
386462
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star this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Eritrea: Human Rights 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 response they have made to the recent report by the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea, in particular its findings regarding the failure of the rule of law, and the incidence of persecution, torture, forced labour and sexual enslavement of women, taking place within a "climate of impunity". more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL957 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 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
star this property answer text <p>We recognise the important work of the Commission of Inquiry and we share its concerns regarding human rights in Eritrea, in particular widespread arbitrary detention and shortcomings in the rule of law and respect for fundamental freedoms. We regret the Government of Eritrea’s failure to receive the Commission in Asmara, which compelled the Commission in its report to rely on witnesses who are outside the country and whose testimony may have been based on first-hand experience of Eritrea some time ago.</p><p> </p><p>Eritrea continues to fall short of its international human rights obligations. We have called on Eritrea to honour these obligations through discussions under the UN Universal Periodic Review as well as the EU Article 8 Dialogue. We note that Eritrea has taken some positive steps in engaging with the international community on human rights, including the ratification of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment in September 2014. We now call on the Government of Eritrea to follow through on these commitments with concrete action to strengthen the rule of law and to improve the human rights situation on the ground.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2015-07-13T13:16:03.453Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-13T13:16:03.453Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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3895
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
386461
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star this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading United Arab Emirates: 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 whether they have raised concerns with the United Arab Emirates about allegations by Amnesty International of the torture of political prisoners in the United Arab Emirates. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL956 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 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
star this property answer text <p>We are aware of the allegations made by Amnesty International. The British Government’s policy is clear – we do not participate in, solicit, encourage or condone the use of torture or mistreatment for any purpose. Our bilateral relationship with the United Arab Emirates allows us to discuss a broad range of issues, including human rights. Where we have concerns we make these clear to Emirati authorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2015-07-08T15:03:09.893Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T15:03:09.893Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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3895
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
532347
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star this property date less than 2016-07-04more like thismore than 2016-07-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading West Bank: EU Aid 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 how long after the ending of the use of the Chagos Archipelago for defence purposes they expect to return that territory to Mauritius. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL944 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 2016-07-13more like thismore than 2016-07-13
star this property answer text <p>The United Kingdom is committed to cede the territory to Mauritius when it is no longer required for defence purposes. <br>The military facility located in the British Indian Ocean Territory continues to contribute significantly towards global security, and is central to efforts at countering regional threats, including those from terrorism and piracy. We do not envisage this position changing in the short-term and it is for the UK alone to determine when this position has been reached.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
unstar this property grouped question UIN HL943 more like this
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less than 2016-07-13T15:16:22.273Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-13T15:16:22.273Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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248
star this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
532346
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-04more like thismore than 2016-07-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Palestinians: Ambulance Services 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 have made of the timescale for ending the use of the Chagos Archipelago for defence purposes. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL943 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 2016-07-13more like thismore than 2016-07-13
star this property answer text <p>The United Kingdom is committed to cede the territory to Mauritius when it is no longer required for defence purposes. <br>The military facility located in the British Indian Ocean Territory continues to contribute significantly towards global security, and is central to efforts at countering regional threats, including those from terrorism and piracy. We do not envisage this position changing in the short-term and it is for the UK alone to determine when this position has been reached.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
unstar this property grouped question UIN HL944 more like this
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less than 2016-07-13T15:16:22.213Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-13T15:16:22.213Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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248
star this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
532345
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-04more like thismore than 2016-07-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Israel: Palestinians 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 whether they have plans to make greater use of the advisory function of the International Court of Justice. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL942 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 2016-07-13more like thismore than 2016-07-13
star this property answer text <p>The United Kingdom will continue to consider, on a case-by-case basis, whether to support any properly formulated request for an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice on legal questions from duly authorised bodies, in accordance with Article 96 of the UN Charter.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2016-07-13T15:16:43.337Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-13T15:16:43.337Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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248
star this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
532344
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-04more like thismore than 2016-07-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Israel: Palestinians more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to maintain current relations with Mauritius, in the light of the intention of Mauritius to seek an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice on the sovereignty of Mauritius over the Chagos Archipelago. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL941 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 2016-07-13more like thismore than 2016-07-13
star this property answer text <p>The United Kingdom value the historic relationship of trust and cooperation that we share with the Republic of Mauritius. It is therefore with great concern that we note the intention the Prime Minister of Mauritius expressed to the Parliament of Mauritius on 17 May to seek a referral by the UN General Assembly to the International Court of Justice this autumn, in order to obtain an advisory opinion in relation to the British Indian Ocean Territory (Chagos Archipelago).</p><p>Referral of this matter to the International Court of Justice would cause lasting damage to Mauritius’ bilateral relations and we have respectfully sought the Prime Minister of Mauritius’ assurance that he does not intend to proceed with such action, and that he will return to a constructive path. Mauritius stands to benefit from friendly relations, including in relation to the British Indian Ocean Territory, where the UK and Mauritius are already engaged in talks that aim to implement the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea arbitral award of March 2015 and give due regard to Mauritius’ interests in matters of marine conservation in the British Indian Ocean Territory.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2016-07-13T15:17:25.35Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-13T15:17:25.35Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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248
star this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
532343
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star this property date less than 2016-07-04more like thismore than 2016-07-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Israeli Settlements 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 Israel regarding the reported continuing restrictions on a Palestinian farmer in accessing his land at Mantiqat Shib al Butum. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL940 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 2016-07-13more like thismore than 2016-07-13
star this property answer text We have not made any representations to the Israeli authorities on this specific issue. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2016-07-13T15:17:37.627Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-13T15:17:37.627Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this