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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
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what current plans they have to enhance stability and democracy in Bosnia Herzegovina. more like this
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The Earl of Dundee more like this
star this property uin HL6423 more like this
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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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unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Dundee 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
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 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
star this property uin HL6491 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 thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Alton of Liverpool more like this
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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
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the 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 thisremove minimum value filter
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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
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
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 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 thisremove minimum value filter
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3839
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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950
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
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 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 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
star this property uin HL6533 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 thisremove minimum value filter
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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
star this property house id 2 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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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>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 thisremove minimum value filter
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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
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
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
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 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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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 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 thisremove minimum value filter
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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
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
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 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
star this property uin HL6536 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 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 thisremove minimum value filter
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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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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>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 thisremove minimum value filter
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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