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unstar this property date less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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
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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
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unstar 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
45774
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unstar this property date less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
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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
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25277
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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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unstar 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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2735
unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Dundee more like this
45775
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unstar this property date less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
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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
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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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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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2735
unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Dundee more like this
45777
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unstar this property date less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
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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
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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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unstar 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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3839
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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2735
unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Dundee more like this
45834
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unstar this property date less than 2014-03-28more like thismore than 2014-03-28
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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
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25277
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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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3839
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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2537
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Turnberg more like this
46393
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unstar this property date less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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
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25277
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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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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
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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less than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Z
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3839
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
46394
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unstar this property date less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
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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
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25277
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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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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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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less than 2014-04-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-14T12:00:00.00Z
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3839
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
46411
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unstar this property date less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the 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
star this property uin HL6508 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 2014-04-14more 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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less than 2014-04-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-14T12:00:00.00Z
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3839
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
46428
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unstar this property date less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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
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25277
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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
star this property uin HL6525 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 2014-04-14more 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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less than 2014-04-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-14T12:00:00.00Z
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3839
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
46655
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unstar this property date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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
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25277
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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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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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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less than 2014-04-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-14T12:00:00.00Z
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3839
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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200
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
46656
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unstar this property date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
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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
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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
star this property uin HL6534 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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less than 2014-04-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-14T12:00:00.00Z
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3839
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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200
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
46657
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unstar this property date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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
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25277
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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
star this property uin HL6535 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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less than 2014-04-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-14T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
46658
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unstar this property date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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
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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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less than 2014-04-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-14T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
46659
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unstar this property date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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
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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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less than 2014-04-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-14T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name 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 date of answer less than 2014-04-14more like thismore than 2014-04-14
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 more like this
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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 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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unstar this property date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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 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>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the passage of Human Rights Council Resolution (A/HRC/25/L.17) on human rights violations in North Korea, what assessment they have made of the suggestion by Amnesty International to increase pressure on North Korea; and whether they are taking any action along such lines. 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>The UK played a leading role in ensuring a strong UN Human Rights Council Resolution and will continue to work with partners to ensure the issue remains in the spotlight. We agree with the view expressed by Amnesty International that the message sent to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) authorities by the resolution could not be clearer. As both Amnesty International and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have said, crimes against humanity will not be tolerated and those responsible must face justice. As the Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for East Devon (Mr Swire), outlined in his Written Ministerial Statement of 31 March, we welcome the final text of the resolution which includes a specific request that the UN Security Council consider referral of the situation in the DPRK to the appropriate international criminal justice mechanism. As a first step, the Commission of Inquiry will give an informal “Arria” briefing to the Security Council on 17 April. Other elements of the resolution which reflect earlier calls from Amnesty International include concrete measures to ensure the work of the Commission of Inquiry is continued. The mandate of the Special Rapporteur has been extended and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is requested to provide the Rapporteur with increased support, not least through a new structure to strengthen monitoring and documentation of the human rights situation in the DPRK, as well as through capacity building of others working to address this issue. These measures will ensure that whenever and however the DPRK regime is brought to account, the material will be there to build a strong case against those responsible for violations.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they are having with the United States Special Envoy on North Korea, Ambassador Robert King, about ways to build international action to follow through the passage of United Nations Human Rights Council Resolution (A/HRC/25/L.17) on human rights violations in North Korea. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva met with Ambassador King on 18 March to discuss the UN Human Rights Council Resolution and how it could be used to build international action to improve the human rights situation in North Korea. In the near future we hope to welcome him.</p><p>On 27 March, the Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for East Devon (Mr Swire), discussed the resolution with US Assistant Secretary Russel. We will continue to work with the US and others to ensure that there is accountability for the horrifying human rights violations documented in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel concerning the reported armed ambush and killing of Yusef a-Shawamreh in the West Bank in March. more like this
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Baroness Tonge 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 2014-04-14more like thismore than 2014-04-14
star this property answer text <p>The Government has not had any discussions with the Israeli authorities over this specific case. We have, however, raised our concerns over the increasing number of deaths of Palestinians by the Israel Defence Forces.</p> more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel concerning recent reports of violence and racist graffiti by settlers in the village of Kifl Haris, during a religious ceremony. more like this
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Baroness Tonge 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 2014-04-14more like thismore than 2014-04-14
star this property answer text <p>An official from our Embassy in Tel Aviv last raised our concerns over settler attacks with the Israeli National Security Council in early March.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take to preserve Palestinians' rights to worship at their own holy sites within Jerusalem. more like this
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Baroness Tonge 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 2014-04-14more like thismore than 2014-04-14
star this property answer text <p>We regularly urge the Israeli authorities to comply with their obligations under international law as an occupying power in East Jerusalem, including with regard to the protection of holy sites. We will continue to raise with the Israeli authorities our concerns over restrictions on movement and access and the Separation Barrier that limits access for Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza to holy sites in Jerusalem.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the reasons the government of Spain has given for sending warships and other state vessels into territorial waters around Gibraltar. more like this
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Lord Patten 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>Our assessment is that unlawful incursions into British Gibraltar Territorial Waters by Spanish State vessels are a futile attempt to assert Spain's legal position in respect of the waters. Incursions are a violation of sovereignty, not a threat to it. They do not weaken or undermine the legal basis in international law for British sovereignty over Gibraltar, including British Gibraltar Territorial Waters.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any countries have outstanding applications for membership of the European Union and which they are; how many countries having applied are pending recognition that they have reached the level of compliance required under Article 2 of the Treaty on European Union; and whether any precedence will be given to applicants based on the date when they are recognised as having reached the compliance criteria. more like this
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The Duke of Montrose 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>Five countries currently have the status of a ‘candidate' for membership of the EU. Of these, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey are currently in accession negotiations. Iceland has suspended its accession negotiations. Macedonia is a candidate country but has not yet opened accession negotiations. Negotiations are opened on the basis that countries have achieved a high degree of compliance with the membership criteria, including respect for the values referred to in Article 2 Treaty on EU (TEU).</p><p>Albania has also submitted an application for EU membership. It did this in 2009. The Council is considering Albania's application in light of assessments prepared by the Commission.</p><p>Each aspiring country's progress towards the European Union depends on its individual efforts to comply fully with the Copenhagen criteria for accession and broader enlargement conditionality. No precedence is given to applicants based on the date they have been recognised as having reached the criteria for opening accession negotiations.</p><p>The UK continues to be a strong supporter of enlargement based on firm-but-fair conditionality. Countries should proceed strictly on merit, with full adherence to the necessary conditionality before accession.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of recent reports that anti-balaka forces from the Central African Republic have attacked villages in Northern Cameroon. more like this
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Baroness Berridge more like this
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star this property answer text <p>UK officials and their Cameroon counterparts hold regular discussions on the Central African Republic (CAR), including the impact of cross-border violence and refugees. We both agree that the international community's top priority is to protect civilians and stop the violence; this is in the best interests of both CAR and the region as a whole including Cameroon. We therefore welcome the continued efforts of African Union and French forces in CAR, and welcome the imminent deployment of European troops to provide further assistance.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their evaluation of the situation in Venezuela as regards the rule of law, freedom of speech and the protection of human rights. more like this
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Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Anti-government protests have been taking place in Caracas and other cities in Venezuela since early February. Around 40 people have died, and over 500 injured. About half the victims are anti-government protestors and the rest pro-government supporters, security forces and bystanders. More than 2,000 people have been detained in relation to the protests, although most have been released on parole. <br><br>We are concerned by reports of excessive use of force in protests, and reports of armed groups using violence. We condemn all acts of violence and call on all sides to show restraint. It is important that the Venezuelan government respects the right to protest peacefully and freedom of speech, and ensures that those detained are afforded due process. We have called for all sides to avoid confrontation, reduce tensions and to create the right conditions for genuine dialogue to take place. <br><br>The Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my Rt. Hon. Friend the Member for East Devon (Mr Swire), has written to the Venezuelan government emphasising the importance of respecting peaceful protest and the importance of dialogue taking place between the parties. He has offered the UK's assistance in the reconciliation process and asked to speak to his Venezuelan opposite number. Our Embassy in Caracas urges peaceful dialogue through its contacts with a range of actors in Venezuelan society.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what were their reasons for intervening in proceedings in the United States Supreme Court regarding alleged liability by Shell and Rio Tinto for abuses of human rights in Nigeria and Papua New Guinea; and whether those companies requested Her Majesty's Government to intervene on their behalf. more like this
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Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK intervened in both these cases (Kiobel vs Royal Dutch Shell Petroleum and Rio Tinto v Sarei) to clarify our position on the proper limits of the extraterritorial application of US law. The amicus brief submitted by the UK was confined to our views on this point of international law, and did not take a position on the allegations made against the defendants in this case. The views expressed were consistent with long-standing UK policy.</p><p>The UK strongly supports the promotion of business and human rights and was the first country to produce a National Action Plan to implement the UN Guiding Principles. We have consistently made clear that we expect British companies to act in accordance with human rights wherever they operate, and that companies should not be able to act with impunity. States should enact domestic law to regulate the activity of businesses to ensure that they do not have a negative impact on human rights. We believe it appropriate and desirable for a State to provide remedies for human rights victims where human rights abuses are committed by their nationals (including corporate nationals) overseas.</p><p>Rio Tinto wrote to the British Government in November 2011 requesting that the Government intervene in their case in view of our stance on extraterritoriality. After considering the points of law that the case raised, we considered that submitting a brief would be appropriate. The Shell case was brought to our attention by a third party and again we objected because there was little, or no, connection between the corporate defendant and the US. Officials discussed the case with the company after we had made the decision to intervene. The Government initially submitted a brief in support of Shell in the Kiobel vs Royal Dutch Shell Petroleum case because we were not advised that a neutral brief was a possibility. As soon as we became aware, we replaced our original brief with a neutral brief, as the best way of representing our wider legal concerns without taking a position on the specific allegations in this case.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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