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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: Military Intervention more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if his Department will take steps to establish an independent investigation into the bombing of a de-conflicted hospital in Kitaf, Yemen on 26 March 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield more like this
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Richard Burden remove filter
star this property uin 251887 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 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>We are deeply concerned of reports of an alleged airstrike on a petrol station at a hospital facility on 26 March 2019. UK officials have been in contact with Save the Children, who fund the hospital, about this alleged incident and have raised this matter with the Saudi-led Coalition, who have announced an investigation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T15:36:59.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:36:59.67Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Gaza: Death more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress he has made in ensuring Israel's investigations into deaths at the Gaza border in 2018 are (a) independent, (b) transparent, (c) balanced, (d) inclusive of international members and (e) published in a timely manner. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield more like this
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Richard Burden remove filter
star this property uin 235241 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 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
star this property answer text <p>​The UK fully supports the need for an independent and transparent investigation which establishes the facts about the violence last year in Gaza. We have repeatedly called for such an investigation at the highest levels, as well as in multiple forums including in Parliament in an urgent question on 22 March, and at the UN Security Council. The Prime Minister and former Foreign Secretary raised the issue directly with Prime Minister Netanyahu, stressing the need for an independent investigation, and encouraging urgent action to improve the situation in Gaza. Earlier this week British Embassy officials raised Gaza with the Israeli authorities, highlighting the importance of proportionality, and raising concerns about the volume of live fire against unarmed women, children and medics. We welcome that the Israeli Military Advocate General has recently ordered five criminal investigations which relate to 11 separate instances of Palestinian fatalities during the Gaza border protests. These investigations are ongoing. We will continue to make clear to the Israeli authorities that it is vital their investigations are independent and transparent and that their findings are made public, and importantly, if wrongdoing is found, those that are responsible are held to account.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-03-26T17:46:16.84Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-26T17:46:16.84Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Occupied Territories: Demonstrations more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had and on what dates with (a) the United Nations Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry, (b) the Israeli Government, (c) the Palestinian Authority, and (d) partner countries on the Human Rights Council on the Commission of Inquiry (i) investigation and (ii) report into protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield more like this
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Richard Burden remove filter
star this property uin 234657 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 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
star this property answer text <p>We regularly raise our concerns about the situation in Gaza with the Israeli Government and the Palestinian Authority, pressing them on the need for a long-term strategy to improve humanitarian and economic conditions, and reduce movement and access restrictions. I raised Gaza with the Israeli Ambassador to the UK on 30 January, and with the Palestinian Foreign Minister on 4 February. On 18 March, the EU gave an intervention on the UN Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry, in which we expressed our concern about the high number of Palestinians killed and injured and the use of excessive force including live fire, and condemned violence and provocations against Israel by Hamas and other militant groups.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2019-03-25T17:40:33.327Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T17:40:33.327Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this
1092176
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Gaza: Demonstrations more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, (a) what discussions he has had and (b) on what dates with the Israeli Government on Israeli investigations into deaths during protests on the Gaza border in 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield more like this
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Richard Burden remove filter
star this property uin 234658 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 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
star this property answer text <p>We regularly raise our concerns about the situation in Gaza with the Israeli Government and the Palestinian Authority, pressing them on the need for a long-term strategy to improve humanitarian and economic conditions, and reduce movement and access restrictions. I raised Gaza with the Israeli Ambassador to the UK on 30 January, and with the Palestinian Foreign Minister on 4 February. On 18 March, the EU gave an intervention on the UN Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry, in which we expressed our concern about the high number of Palestinians killed and injured and the use of excessive force including live fire, and condemned violence and provocations against Israel by Hamas and other militant groups.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2019-03-25T17:42:19.073Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T17:42:19.073Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Occupied Palestinian Territories: Demonstrations more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on the vote at the United Nations Human Rights Council on the report and recommendations of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the 2018 Protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield more like this
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Richard Burden remove filter
star this property uin 232512 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 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
star this property answer text <p>We do not disclose our voting intentions in advance. In May the UK abstained on the UN Human Rights Council resolution calling for a Commission of Inquiry on the basis that the substance of a resolution must be impartial and balanced. Whilst the UK fully supports the need for an independent and transparent investigation into events, it is regrettable the Commission of Inquiry Report does not look comprehensively at the actions of non-state actors such as Hamas. Nevertheless the UK has serious concerns about the manner in which the Israel Defense Forces police non-violent protests and the border areas, including the use of live ammunition.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2019-03-19T17:46:44.377Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-19T17:46:44.377Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Omar Shakir more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January to Question 212311, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect of the deportation by Israel of Human Rights Watch country director Omar Shakir on the effectiveness of work to defend human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories; and if he will again make representations on the case of Mr Shakir to the Israeli authorities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield more like this
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Richard Burden remove filter
star this property uin 218170 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 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
star this property answer text <p>The UK remains concerned about the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs). We have a regular dialogue with the Government of Israel on the implementation of its obligations under international law. We regularly and robustly raise any concerns about Israeli actions and call upon Israeli Government to fully respect the fundamental rights and freedoms of human rights defenders and organisations and to allow them to freely operate in Israel and OPTs.</p><p>​</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2019-02-14T15:28:27.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T15:28:27.737Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Jerusalem: Palestinians more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Israeli authorities on the forced eviction of 45 members of the Sabbagh family from their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah district of East Jerusalem. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield more like this
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Richard Burden remove filter
star this property uin 218171 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 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
star this property answer text <p>We continue to be gravely concerned by the impact of demolitions and evictions on ordinary Palestinians and the viability of a future Palestinian state. Our Ambassador to Israel raised our concerns about evictions in Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem with the Israeli authorities on 29 January. On 21 January, our Consul General in Jerusalem and other EU Heads of Mission visited the home of the Sabbagh family. In a follow-up statement, the EU repeated its strong opposition to Israel’s settlement policy and related actions, including evictions and demolitions, and made clear how such measures were illegal under international law and continued to undermine the viability of a two-state solution. In her intervention at the United Nations Security Council’s open debate on the Middle East on 22 January, the UK Permanent Representative to the UN encouraged Israel not to enforce the eviction notice.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2019-02-14T15:30:01.387Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T15:30:01.387Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Sri Lanka: Human Rights more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of progress on Sri Lankan adherence to measures outlined in (a) Resolution 30/1 of the 30th Session of the UNHRC in 2015 and (b) Resolution 34/1 of the 34th Session of the UNHRC in 2017; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield more like this
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Richard Burden remove filter
star this property uin 217451 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 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
star this property answer text <p>The UK continues to encourage and support Sri Lanka to deliver the commitments it made to the UN Human Rights Council through Resolutions 30/1 and 34/1. We firmly believe that this is the best framework for establishing truth and to achieve justice and lasting reconciliation.</p><p>The UK welcomed the Annual Report of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on 21 March 2018, which assessed progress made by the Sri Lankan government in the implementation of UN Human Rights Council Resolutions 30/1 and 34/1. This found that the Government of Sri Lanka had taken some steps to address human rights concerns and to introduce more democratic and accountable government. These steps included the return of some military-held civilian land, the establishment of an Office of Missing Persons and the ratification of the Convention on Enforced Disappearances.</p><p>However, as I made clear to Foreign Minister Marapana on my visit to Colombo in October 2018, more needs to be done. During my visit, I encouraged greater progress, in particular on national accountability and truth-seeking mechanisms, and the development of new counter-terrorism legislation in line with international human rights standards. I was pleased to see that, following my visit, the Sri Lankan Parliament had passed a bill to establish an Office of Reparations. I look forward to seeing this implemented in the near future.</p><p>I continued to press for progress with Sri Lankan Speaker Karu Jayasuriya in January, as the Minister for the Commonwealth and the UN, Lord Ahmad, did with Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera,</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 217452 more like this
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less than 2019-02-12T13:15:12.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-12T13:15:12.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Sri Lanka: Tamils more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Sri Lankan counterpart on the human rights of the Tamil community in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield more like this
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Richard Burden remove filter
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
star this property answer text <p>The UK continues to encourage and support Sri Lanka to deliver the commitments it made to the UN Human Rights Council through Resolutions 30/1 and 34/1. We firmly believe that this is the best framework for establishing truth and to achieve justice and lasting reconciliation.</p><p>The UK welcomed the Annual Report of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on 21 March 2018, which assessed progress made by the Sri Lankan government in the implementation of UN Human Rights Council Resolutions 30/1 and 34/1. This found that the Government of Sri Lanka had taken some steps to address human rights concerns and to introduce more democratic and accountable government. These steps included the return of some military-held civilian land, the establishment of an Office of Missing Persons and the ratification of the Convention on Enforced Disappearances.</p><p>However, as I made clear to Foreign Minister Marapana on my visit to Colombo in October 2018, more needs to be done. During my visit, I encouraged greater progress, in particular on national accountability and truth-seeking mechanisms, and the development of new counter-terrorism legislation in line with international human rights standards. I was pleased to see that, following my visit, the Sri Lankan Parliament had passed a bill to establish an Office of Reparations. I look forward to seeing this implemented in the near future.</p><p>I continued to press for progress with Sri Lankan Speaker Karu Jayasuriya in January, as the Minister for the Commonwealth and the UN, Lord Ahmad, did with Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera,</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 217451 more like this
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less than 2019-02-12T13:15:12.973Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-12T13:15:12.973Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Middle East: Human Rights more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the challenges facing human rights defenders and rights-focused organisations operating in (a) Israel and (b) the occupied Palestinian territories. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield more like this
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Richard Burden remove filter
star this property uin 217453 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 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
star this property answer text <p>The UK remains concerned about the challenges facing human rights defenders and human rights organisations operating in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. We continue to urge the Israeli Government to fully respect the fundamental rights and freedoms of human rights defenders and organisations. We have also raised concerns with the Palestinian Authority about the narrowing of space for civil society to operate in the West Bank.</p><p>​</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2019-02-13T16:29:23.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-13T16:29:23.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this