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star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Pakistan: Ahmadiyya more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the assassination of the Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan, and in particular, the recent assasination of Latif Aalam Butt. more like this
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Baroness Berridge more like this
star this property uin HL2217 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 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>We remain concerned about the violence faced by the Ahmadiyya and other communities in Pakistan and continue to urge the Government of Pakistan to protect and guarantee the fundamental rights of all its citizens as laid down in the Constitution and in accordance with international standards. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office closely monitors the situation in Pakistan as documented in the annual Human Rights report and quarterly updates. The Prime Minister, my right hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron) and the former Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Richmond (Yorks) (Mr Hague), raised human rights concerns with Prime Minister Sharif during his visit in May 2014.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T15:37:50.2719664Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T15:37:50.2719664Z
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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 Berridge more like this
100006
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Syrian refugees are being refused entry to Jordan; whether they have any information about the situation of any such people; and whether they will make the necessary representations to enhance their well-being. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL2221 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 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The Government has raised the reports of Syrian refugees stranded at their border with the Jordanian authorities. While we respect the rights of the Jordanians to control their border and protect entry against extremists and terrorists, we have stressed the humanitarian imperative that vulnerable people are protected and given refuge.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:57:23.667052Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:57:23.667052Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
100007
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Egypt more like this
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unstar 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 Egypt about recent arrests of students, and the placing of private security companies, on university campuses there. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL2222 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 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister, my right hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron), asked that the Egyptian government address the large number of people being held in detention during his meeting with President Al-Sisi at the UN General Assembly in New York on 23 September. John Casson, our Ambassador in Cairo, discussed the recent university protests with Ahmed el-Tayyeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, on 14 October. The UK believes that freedom of expression, including the right to protest peacefully, is important in any democracy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:36:00.7673786Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:36:00.7673786Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
100030
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Bahrain more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Bahrain in respect of the charges against Nabeel Rajab and Zainab al Khawaja. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL2236 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 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>Our Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain has raised both cases with the Government of Bahrain and emphasised the importance of ensuring that due legal process is respected and international norms of justice adhered to. We will continue to monitor both cases closely.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:37:04.7098963Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:37:04.7098963Z
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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 Avebury more like this
100033
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Middle East more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the peace-building and reconciliation work of Parents Circle/Bereaved Families Forum in Palestine and Israel; and whether they provide any financial help to it or to its United Kingdom charitable partner Friends of the Bereaved Families Forum. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL2239 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 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The work of this organisation, and its emphasis on the importance of reconciliation to achieve peace, appears laudable.</p><p>While Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials have met with their partner organisation (the Friends of Bereaved Families Forum), we do not provide financial support to either of the groups.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:38:09.774546Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:38:09.774546Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
100034
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support the formulation of United Nations guidance on the application of human rights law to drone use. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL2240 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 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The Government believes that international law on the use of military force is absolutely clear. There must be a lawful basis for such force to be used and activities must be conducted in accordance with the law of war or international humanitarian law. This is as true when considering the possible use of remotely piloted aircraft systems as it is with any other military asset or weapon. Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems are a relatively new military asset, and their use, whether armed or unarmed, will continue to evolve. However, the existing international legal framework is clear and robust; and, as with any other weapons system, it is fully capable of governing their use. We do not need to rewrite the laws of war in order to be confident that, when used in such lawful circumstances, remotely piloted aircraft systems operate in the same legal environment as other military means. We have set this position out previously including at the UN Human Rights Council in response to the report of the Special Rapporteur.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:39:08.9915101Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:39:08.9915101Z
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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 Judd more like this
100070
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Pakistan more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Pakistan concerning the relationship between blasphemy laws there and that country's human rights commitments, particularly in the light of the Lahore High Court’s decision to uphold the death penalty passed against Asia Bibi. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL2276 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 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>We regularly raise at the highest levels Pakistan’s human rights commitments including the misuse of blasphemy laws both against Muslims and against religious minorities. We are concerned to hear about the case of Asia Bibi and reports that a court has upheld the imposition of the death penalty. We have consistently pressed the Government of Pakistan on the issue of the death penalty and expressed our principled opposition to it in all cases and we will ensure that we continue to do so.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:42:19.6906255Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:42:19.6906255Z
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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 The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
100079
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Gibraltar: Spain more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns (HL1709), how many incursions by Spanish state vessels into British Gibralter Territorial Waters there have been in 2014 to date and in each of the preceding five years; and, in the light of these numbers, what is their assessment of the efficacy of the defence of United Kingdom sovereignty over these waters using current methods. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL2285 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 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>There were 247 unlawful incursions between January and September this year. There were 103 in 2010, 24 in 2011, 229 in 2012 and 496 in 2013, as stated in the reply of 17 June, Official Report, column WA38, given by the former Senior Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, the right hon. Baroness Warsi. The Government cannot readily provide statistics for incursions before 2010 as this could only be obtained at a disproportionate cost.</p><p>Incursions are a violation of sovereignty, not a threat to it. They do not change the fact of British sovereignty over British Gibraltar Territorial Waters. The Government challenges and protests all unlawful incursions and these actions effectively defend our sovereignty over British Gibraltar Territorial waters.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T15:24:51.1295982Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T15:24:51.1295982Z
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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 Patten more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Morocco more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent representations they have made to the government of Morocco about its treatment of homosexual men and women. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
star this property uin HL2326 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 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>We regularly discuss human rights issues with the Moroccan authorities. Our Ambassador in Morocco most recently raised lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights with the Moroccan Foreign Minister in early October 2014.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T15:38:14.7172292Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T15:38:14.7172292Z
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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 Black of Brentwood more like this
45742
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the independence of the judiciary in Egypt. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
star this property uin HL6391 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 2014-04-23more like thismore than 2014-04-23
star this property answer text <p>The new Egyptian constitution, adopted in January 2014, states that the judicial system is independent, and allows the judiciary its own budget, and to appoint the Prosecutor General and members of the Supreme Constitutional Court. We do however have some concerns over recent judicial decisions, including the sentencing to death of 529 people in Minya on 24 March. Reports that many of the defendants were tried in their absence and may not have been represented properly are deeply troubling. We have been urging the Egyptian authorities to ensure that the rights of defendants are fully respected in all cases.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-04-23T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-23T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
45774
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what current plans they have to enhance stability and democracy in Bosnia Herzegovina. more like this
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The Earl of Dundee more like this
star this property uin HL6423 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 2014-04-23more like thismore than 2014-04-23
star this property answer text <p>The United Kingdom continues to be deeply committed to enhancing stability and democracy in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The UK is a strong supporter of European Union Force (EUFOR) Operation Althea's maintenance of the safe and secure environment in BiH, and is proud of its contributions in theatre, and through a reserve company, 1 Scots. Our support for BiH's policing has led to our contributing to establishing a trilateral Police Cooperation Centre (PCC) in Trebinje, resulting in more efficient and effective actions being taken between law enforcement agencies in the region. UK Ministers and officials have made clear to BiH's leaders their responsibility for ensuring that their public rhetoric is not inflammatory or ethnically divisive. <br><br>Following the recent protests, we have made clear to BiH's leaders that they need to respond to the population's legitimate desire for change, most recently when the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my Rt. Hon. Friend the Member for Richmond (Yorks) (Mr Hague), met the BiH Presidency and Foreign Minister on 27 March. During his recent visit the Foreign Secretary met representatives of civil society and plenums and expressed our support to widen the political space in BiH so as to allow citizens to hold politicians to account. <br><br>Part of our work to widen the political space is the recent British BiH Fellowship Programme. A one-month residential programme in the UK designed to equip BiH's future leaders with the skills and experience to lead positive change in their country. <br><br>The Foreign Secretary also announced continuing UK assistance for BiH's path towards EU membership, in the form of new funding to foster democratic governance in Bosnia by strengthening the judiciary, civil society organisations, governance and supporting BiH's EU accession process. Specific examples include political and financial support focused on strengthening the State Court and State Prosecutor's Office, which will improve the operation of Rule of Law systems in BiH. <br><br>In addition, the UK supports the activities of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), whose work in BiH has focused on equipping local non-governmental organisations with the skills they need to provide effective evidence for parliamentary committees. WFD has done valuable work with BiH's Parliament to raise awareness of the value of such committees. This has influenced positively the formation of legislation, and opened up the process of law-making to public scrutiny, while promoting citizen participation in the democratic process.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-04-23T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-23T12:00:00.00Z
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3839
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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2735
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Dundee more like this
45775
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star this property date less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar 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 Plenum movement within Bosnia Herzegovina in providing a constructive and peaceful catalyst towards constitutional reform. more like this
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The Earl of Dundee more like this
star this property uin HL6424 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
star this property answer text <p>The protests and plenums are focussing primarily on socio-economic issues, demonstrating the frustration of the population with Bosnia and Herzegovina's (BiH) leaders' failure to implement reforms on issues which matter most to ordinary Bosnians. The UK views these grievances as being rooted in a wider frustration with the functionality of the state, and as indicative of a broader malaise within BiH, which includes the Constitution. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my Rt. Hon. Friend the Member for Richmond (Yorks) (Mr Hague), visited BiH on 27-28 March, and emphasised to BiH's leadership the importance of their engaging fully with the population's legitimate calls for change, which will include broader reforms. The UK has made clear, bilaterally and within the EU, that it stands ready to assist BiH's leaders in implementing a wide range of changes, should BiH's leaders demonstrate their commitment to engage fully with protesters, and summon the political will to make reforms.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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2735
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Dundee more like this
45777
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar 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 case for international intervention or guidance to assist the efforts of the Plenum movement to reduce corruption and financial irregularities in Bosnia Herzegovina. more like this
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The Earl of Dundee more like this
star this property uin HL6426 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 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
star this property answer text <p>The recent protests and work of the plenums are evidence of Bosnia and Herzegovina's (BiH) political stalemate and economic malaise. We are making clear to BiH's leaders that the onus is on them to respond to the socio-economic grievances expressed by protesters and the plenums, most recently in the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my Rt. Hon. Friend the Member for Richmond (Yorks) (Mr Hague)'s meetings with the Presidency and the Foreign Minister on 27 and 28 March. We see an opportunity also for the international community, particularly the EU, to support reform ahead of October's elections. This includes assistance through new initiatives on economic reform and anti-corruption announced by EU Commissioner Fule, and the EU Special Representative's planned ‘Compact for Growth'. We support these efforts to develop and build popular support for concrete reforms in economic governance, transparency and anti-corruption.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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2735
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Dundee more like this
45834
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star this property date less than 2014-03-28more like thismore than 2014-03-28
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they are having with Mahmoud Abbas on continuing the negotiations with Israel for a two-state solution. more like this
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Lord Turnberg more like this
star this property uin HL6438 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
star this property answer text <p>The Government is having regular discussions about the current peace talks with the Palestinian Authority and the Government of Israel. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Richmond (Yorks) (Mr Hague), most recently had a discussion on 3 April with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas about the peace process. The Foreign Secretary met with the Israeli Minister for Intelligence, International Relations and Strategic Affairs, Yuval Steinitz on 8 April where they discussed the latest in the peace process.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Turnberg more like this
46393
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star this property date less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar 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 of an attack on 21 March on Kessab in northern Syria; whether they have made any estimate of the number of those killed in the attack and of those who have fled the town as a result; whether they have received any reports about the desecration of churches in the town; and what assessment they have made of the possible involvement of the Al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham in the attack. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL6490 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are concerned by the reports of violence in Kessab, although it is impossible to establish an accurate figure of the numbers of people who have been killed or displaced. We believe that the majority of the ethnic Armenian population of the town has left, along with many other Syrians, because of the fighting in the area. We have not received any confirmed reports of churches being desecrated and we call for all places of worship to be respected. We understand that a range of groups has been involved in the fighting, including the Al-Nusrah Front. We urge all sides to the conflict in Syria to respect international humanitarian law and the rights of all Syrians. Both the Syrian National Coalition and the Free Syrian Army have repeatedly made clear their commitment to protecting all civilians, regardless of religious, ethnic and political affiliation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report Marching to Genocide in Burma; and what, if any, action they intend to take in response. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-14more like thismore than 2014-04-14
star this property answer text <p>We share many of the concerns that United to End Genocide raise in their recent report on the plight of the Rohingya. We continue to press the Burmese government to find a long term solution to bring peace and reconciliation to the communities in Rakhine State. The Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for East Devon (Mr Swire), summoned the Burmese Ambassador on 7 April and called on the Burmese government urgently to restore humanitarian access to all communities in need, and to ensure the security of humanitarian aid workers and all communities in Rakhine State. Mr Swire raised our wider concerns about the situation in Rakhine State with senior Burmese Ministers during his visit in January. I personally discussed the situation with Minister of National Planning and Economic Development, Dr Kan Zaw, during his visit to the UK in March.</p><p>We remain in close contact with Médecins Sans Frontières and have made clear to the Burmese government their responsibility to ensure services are adequately delivered. We continue to maintain that allegations of human rights abuses must be dealt with immediately through a clear and transparent investigative and prosecutorial process that meets international standards.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar 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 statement on 19 March by the President of Turkey that the internal peace process should be completed, by giving democratic rights and equal citizenship to the Kurdish people together with freedom for the press and other 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 2014-04-14more like thismore than 2014-04-14
star this property answer text <p>We welcome the comments made by President Gül regarding the Kurdish population in Turkey, which we assess as an important reaffirmation of the Turkish government's commitment to finding a sustainable solution to the Kurdish issue.</p><p>We have been encouraged by the efforts on both sides to reach a solution and welcome the continuing ceasefire, as well as the President Gül's approval of the democratisation package in March.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar 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 President Obama's statement on 26 March that "Kosovo only left Serbia after a referendum was organised". more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-14more like thismore than 2014-04-14
star this property answer text <p>The point that President Obama was making is that the situations in Crimea and Kosovo are not comparable. Kosovo's independence followed a humanitarian crisis, nearly nine years of UN administration, and the failure of a long period of inclusive, internationally sponsored negotiations on Kosovo's final status. Kosovo thus declared independence only after other options were exhausted, and by the decision of a parliament that had been assembled through a free and fair vote conducted under UN supervision. None of these conditions apply in Crimea.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar 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 concerning Palestinian deaths since the beginning of the peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-14more like thismore than 2014-04-14
star this property answer text <p>We have made frequent representations to the Israeli authorities about Israel Defence Forces' use of live fire and appropriate force in both Gaza and the West Bank. Officials from our Embassy in Tel Aviv most recently raised this issue with the Israeli Defence Force on 11 March.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they plan to take to protect the property rights and security of Palestinians if peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority are extended. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-14more like thismore than 2014-04-14
star this property answer text <p>I refer the noble Baroness, Lady Tonge to the answer I gave her on 21 November 2013 (Official Report, column WA233).</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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unstar 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 potential of extended peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority to effect change in Israel's control of East Jerusalem and the Jordan Valley. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-14more like thismore than 2014-04-14
star this property answer text <p>The Government fully supports the peace talks which we hope will lead to a negotiated two-state solution and an end to the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian Territories.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the influence of Islamic Jihad in Gaza, and its impact on the region; and what action they plan to take to reverse that influence. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-14more like thismore than 2014-04-14
star this property answer text <p>The Government continues to analyse the full range of political and militant actors in Gaza, including Palestinian Islamic Jihad. We have noted with concern Islamic Jihad's growing involvement in attacks against Israel in 2014. We have called for the full implementation of the ceasefire of November 2012 between Palestinian militant factions and Israel.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking in relation to tensions between North and South Korea following North Korea's artillery shelling and detonation near the border between those countries. more like this
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-14more like thismore than 2014-04-14
star this property answer text <p>On 31 March 2014, during a pre-planned and pre-advised live-fire exercise, a small number of artillery shells from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea landed in waters south of the Northern Limit Line (NLL) in the Yellow Sea. The Republic of Korea military responded with its own artillery fire into waters on the northern side of the NLL. There were no reported casualties.</p><p>We have been monitoring the situation closely and are in contact with international partners. The situation is currently calmer but tensions remain high. In a Written Ministerial Statement on 31 March, the Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for East Devon (Mr Swire), urged both sides to exercise restraint and not to retaliate further.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of North Korea's launch of two mid-range missiles, its statement that it "would not rule out a new form of nuclear test for bolstering up its nuclear deterrence" and China's decision to support the United Nations Security Council's condemnation of those developments. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are extremely concerned that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has fired two medium range missiles into the Sea of Japan, in a further clear breach of UN Security Council Resolutions (UNSCRs) 1718, 1874, 2087 and 2094. We are also concerned by the DPRK's statement implying that they are considering further missile or nuclear tests.</p><p>We urge the DPRK to comply with all of its obligations under relevant UNSCRs and to refrain from any further provocations that would only further destabilise the peninsula.</p><p>We welcome China's support in in the UN Security Council condemning North Korean provocations, and we encourage all countries to call on the DPRK to abide by its international obligations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that officials in the North Korean Workers' Party who were associated with Jang Song-thaek have been sentenced to death; and what recent representations the United Kingdom Ambassador to North Korea has made to the authorities there about the use of capital punishment, torture and political prison camps. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-14more like thismore than 2014-04-14
star this property answer text <p>We are aware of media reports that 200 Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) government officials believed to be close Jang Song-thaek, who was executed in December 2013, have been sentenced to death. Personnel changes within various organisations suggest the purge of those related to Jang Song-thaek is continuing. However, the lack of transparency means we are unable to confirm what has happened to those who have been removed from their positions. The UK is appalled but not unsurprised by reports of executions in DPRK. During meetings with DPRK authorities we regularly raise concerns about the horrific human rights situation. Our Ambassador in Pyongyang raised these concerns during a meeting with a Vice-Minister from the DPRK Ministry of Foreign Affairs in January and we have raised them with other officials in March.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the United Kingdom Ambassador to North Korea has raised with the authorities there the terms of the United Nations Human Rights Council Resolution (A/HRC/25/L.17) condemning "long-standing and ongoing systematic, widespread and gross" human rights violations in North Korea; and whether they have made representations to those countries which abstained or voted against the Resolution to give further thought to the findings of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry and to encourage support for the work of the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in North Korea. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-14more like thismore than 2014-04-14
star this property answer text <p>We regularly raise concerns about the appalling human rights situation in the Democratic People's Republic <br>of Korea (DPRK) during our meetings with the DPRK authorities. We have raised the Commission of Inquiry report and will be raising the UN Human Rights Council Resolution (UNHRC) in our next meetings. The UK played a key role in ensuring a strong Resolution and will continue to work with partners to ensure the matter remains in the spotlight. It is unfortunate that some UNHRC members chose to either abstain or vote against the Resolution and, as we made clear in the UK statement at the time of the vote, we consider that doing so was a failure in their responsibility to help resolve the crisis and improve the lives of the North Korean people. Nevertheless, the resolution was passed with a significant majority and provides a solid platform for ongoing work in this area, not least through increased support for the Special Rapporteur. We are pleased that it includes a provision encouraging all states who have relations with the DPRK to use their influence to encourage the DPRK to take immediate steps to end all human rights violations. In our bilateral contacts with these states we will be encouraging them to act in accordance with this provision.</p>
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