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unstar 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 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they 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
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unstar 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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unstar 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
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles remove filter
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 is their assessment of the Birmingham Policy Commission's report <i>The Security Impact of Drones</i>; and whether they will make a statement on a national policy on the use of lethal drones. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
unstar this property uin HL3117 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 2014-12-03more like thismore than 2014-12-03
star this property answer text <p>We have studied the Report, which is a useful contribution to discussion of issues around the use of armed drones. <br><br>The UK has repeatedly set out its policy position on the use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), including at the UN General Assembly and the UN Human Rights Council. The UK’s fleet of armed RPAS are operated by highly trained Royal Air Force personnel in accordance with International Humanitarian Law and UK Rules of Engagement. The same strict Rules of Engagement that govern the use of conventional manned military aircraft also apply to RPAS, this includes robust criteria on establishing positive identification and requires commanders to do everything feasible to verify that the target is a military objective. The UK believes that existing international law sufficiently covers the use of RPAS, which are subject to the same legal considerations as other weapons systems.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-12-03T15:00:26.273Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-03T15:00:26.273Z
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3474
unstar 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 West of Spithead more like this
521797
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-05-26more like thismore than 2016-05-26
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles remove filter
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 in the light of Omar al-Bashir’s visit to Uganda on 12 May and the warrant issued by the International Criminal Court for his arrest, what their position is when other countries host the Sudanese President; and whether it is their policy that he should be denied access and opportunities for international travel. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
unstar this property uin HL363 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 2016-06-08more like thismore than 2016-06-08
star this property answer text <p>We are disappointed that President Bashir was able to travel to Uganda to attend President Museveni’s inauguration. Together with our international partners we raised our concerns with the Government of Uganda.</p><p>The UK remains a strong supporter of the International Criminal Court. We continue to make clear that we expect compliance with the arrest warrants for all those indicted, including President Bashir, and remind concerned countries of their legal obligations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-06-08T13:55:59.303Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-08T13:55:59.303Z
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3474
unstar 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
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unstar this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether a research analyst is advising his Department on the deployment of remotely piloted aircraft systems. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Mr Tom Watson more like this
unstar this property uin 224123 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 2015-02-23more like thismore than 2015-02-23
star this property answer text <p>No.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2015-02-23T14:49:25.86Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-23T14:49:25.86Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this
225183
unstar this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-04more like thismore than 2015-03-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2015 to Question 224123, on unmanned air vehicles, which person or team in his Department has lead responsibility for the application and deployment of UK remotely piloted aircraft systems in (a) Afghanistan, (b) Iraq, (c) Syria and (d) the MQ-9 User Group. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Mr Tom Watson more like this
unstar this property uin 226251 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 2015-03-11more like thismore than 2015-03-11
star this property answer text <p>The deployment of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems is the responsibility of the Ministry of Defence, as is UK attendance at the MQ-9 Users Group.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2015-03-11T14:06:58.49Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-11T14:06:58.49Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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1463
star this property label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-12more like thismore than 2014-09-12
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 17 March 2014 to Question 191665, if his Department will respond in writing to the final report of the UN Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism dated 28 February 2014 by the Human Rights Council expert meeting on 22 September 2014 concerning the use of armed drones. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Yardley more like this
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John Hemming more like this
unstar this property uin 209216 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 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
star this property answer text <p>We have no plans to respond in writing to the report by the UN Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism dated 28 February 2014. However, the United Kingdom was represented at the UN Human Rights Council expert meeting on 22 September, where we once again set out our position on the legality of Remotely Piloted Air Systems.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2014-10-14T13:07:14.0198549Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-14T13:07:14.0198549Z
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1487
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property label Biography information for John Hemming more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the conclusion of the US-led joint declaration on the export and subsequent use of armed or strike-enabled UAVs, what steps the Government taking to develop those standards. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
unstar this property uin 199759 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 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
star this property answer text <p>The UK signed a 'Joint Declaration on the Export &amp; Subsequent Use of Armed or Strike-Enabled Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)' on 5 October 2016, along with 52 other States. The UK already has a robust set of export controls in place in relation to UAVs. Following the Joint Declaration, we are in discussion with a number of countries about developing a set of international best practice standards regarding the export of armed or strike-enabled UAVs. These discussions are continuing; it is not yet clear when they will conclude<em>.</em></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2018-12-13T12:49:41.197Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-13T12:49:41.197Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the follow-on process to develop international best practice standards stemming from the US-led joint declaration on the export and subsequent use of armed or strike enabled UAVs, what the Government’s main goals are; and which international partners the Government is working with. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
unstar this property uin 199760 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 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
star this property answer text <p>The US is leading the process to develop possible international best practice standards in this area. We are concerned by the possible misuse of armed and strike-enabled UAVs and welcome the initiative. The UK already has a robust set of export controls in place. We would like to ensure that any future best practice standards are consistent with, and add value to, existing multilateral export control and non-proliferation regimes, and encourage the maximum possible compliance.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2018-12-13T13:47:01.36Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-13T13:47:01.36Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-12-20more like thismore than 2016-12-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles remove filter
star this property house id 1 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, on what dates the first multilateral discussions with other signatories of the Joint Declaration for the Export and Subsequent Use of Armed or Strike-Enabled Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are planned. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
unstar this property uin 58534 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 2017-01-12more like thismore than 2017-01-12
star this property answer text <p>​The UK will participate in multilateral discussions with other signatories. At the present time, no date has been set for these discussions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2017-01-12T15:45:41.543Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-12T15:45:41.543Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-12-20more like thismore than 2016-12-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what amendments the Government proposed to drafts of the Joint Declaration for the Export and Subsequent Use of Armed or Strike-Enabled Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
unstar this property uin 58533 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 2017-01-12more like thismore than 2017-01-12
star this property answer text <p>The drafting of the Joint Declaration for the Export and Subsequent Use of Armed or Strike-enabled Unmanned Aerial Vehicles was led by the US Government. British officials worked throughout the process with their US and other international colleagues to shape the content.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2017-01-12T15:46:30.57Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-12T15:46:30.57Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this