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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office 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
unstar this property hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles 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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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Judd remove filter
1002240
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Nuclear Weapons 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 whether they consider that rules introduced by Additional Protocol 1 to the Geneva Convention of 12 August 1949 apply only to conventional weapons, without prejudice to any other rules of international law applicable to other types of weapons, and in particular do not regulate or prohibit the use of nuclear weapons. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL11261 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 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>​The position of the United Kingdom remains that the rules introduced by the Protocol apply exclusively to conventional weapons without prejudice to any other rules of international law applicable to other types of weapons. In particular, the rules so introduced do not have any effect on and do not regulate or prohibit the use of nuclear weapons.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T12:10:39.807Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T12:10:39.807Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Judd remove filter
1036948
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Saudi Arabia: Detainees 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 Saudi Arabia about the treatment of Samar Badawi, Shadan al-Onezi, Eman al-Nafjan, Loujain al-Hathloul and Aziza al-Yousef, social activists who have been held in detention since May 2018 and who have allegedly been subject to torture, solitary confinement, sexual harassment and abusive interrogation; and what action they have taken to assist in securing access to those women by those concerned about their predicament including British parliamentarians. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL12590 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
star this property answer text <p>​The British Government is very concerned about the allegations that women's rights activists have been subject to torture during pre-trial detention in Saudi Arabia. We have raised concerns a number of times about these cases at Ministerial level with the Saudi authorities and will do so again. We consistently and unreservedly condemn torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. We raise our concerns wherever and whenever it occurs.</p><p>The UK is aware of the request made by the Detention Review Panel. The UK welcomes visits by Parliamentarians to enable greater bilateral understanding. We encourage Saudi Arabia to respond to the request.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-01-16T15:38:19.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-16T15:38:19.927Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Cameroon: Armed Conflict more like this
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 action they have taken over the past month to promote policy formulation within the Commonwealth and the UN in keeping with other commitments to peace making, conflict resolution and conflict pre-emption to ensure appropriate action is being taking within those bodies to promote the fulfilment of those objectives in Cameroon. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL12595 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
star this property answer text <p>On 13 December the UN Security Council received a briefing from the UN Special Representative for the UN Regional Office in Central Africa. The UK set out the need for the Government of Cameroon to address the situation in the Anglophone regions of the country through inclusive dialogue, confidence-building measures such as releasing detainees, decentralisation and implementing the bilingualism committee's recommendations, allowing full humanitarian and human rights access, and ensuring accountability for violations. The UK announced £2.5 million funding for the UN humanitarian response. We will continue to urge the UN to take an active role in addressing the crisis. The Commonwealth is well placed to support the Government of Cameroon to build a meaningful and inclusive dialogue. The UK will continue to discuss the situation in Cameroon with the Commonwealth Secretariat and other member states where appropriate, as it does a range of issues relating to the Commonwealth's fundamental political values, which are enshrined in the Commonwealth Charter.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-01-16T15:39:08.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-16T15:39:08.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Judd remove filter
1036955
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Cameroon: Armed Conflict 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 which ministers have had direct discussion within the past month with the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth about the conflict in Cameroon; when next they will continue those discussions; and what has been the Secretary-General's response. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL12597 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
star this property answer text <p>Ministers have not held discussions with the Commonwealth Secretary-General in the past month on Cameroon. The UK will continue to work alongside the international community, including through the Commonwealth, the EU, the African Union and the UN, to encourage and support efforts to resolve the Anglophone crisis in Cameroon.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-01-16T15:39:25.577Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-16T15:39:25.577Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-08more like thismore than 2019-01-08
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Arms Trade Treaty 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, if any, they have made of the blog by Saferworld Arms Trade Treaty report card for 2018: must try harder, published on 31 October 2018; whether they intend to take steps in response; and if so, what. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL12666 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
star this property answer text <p>​Her Majesty's Government regularly engages at official level with Non-Government Organisations, including Saferworld, on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), and considers civil society suggestions on ways to enhance the ATT. We share some of their concerns about the implementation of the Treaty and are fully committed to working with a wide range of stakeholders to improve the operation of the Treaty, in line with its purpose and objectives. We are open to further official level engagement on the specific proposals.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T15:21:00.453Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T15:21:00.453Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Israel: Palestinians more like this
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 whether they provide support to Palestinians brought before Israeli military courts in the West Bank to ensure that they have access to legal representation; and if so, whether they seek reimbursement for any such support from the government of Israel. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL14102 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
star this property answer text <p>We are concerned by aspects of the Israeli military justice and detention system. We continue to fund projects providing legal aid to minors and capacity building to local lawyers. The British legal charity &quot;Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights&quot; has implemented a 'Know Your Rights' campaign in partnership with Defence for Children International-Palestine which works on projects, focused on protecting and promoting Palestinian human rights in the occupied West Bank if detained in Israel's military detention system. We remain committed to working with Israel to secure improvements to the practices surrounding Palestinians, including children, in detention in Israel.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-03-11T15:31:41.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-11T15:31:41.967Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office 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
unstar this property hansard heading Saudi Arabia: Females 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 Saudi Arabia about the detention, treatment and torture of Eman al-Nafjan and the other female prisoners whose trial began on 13 March; and what response they have received to any such representations. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL14696 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
star this property answer text <p>We are closely following the case of Eman al-Nafjan and other women's rights activists. We continue to raise our concerns with the Saudi authorities about the alleged mistreatment and torture of women's rights activists in detention. We consistently and unreservedly condemn torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and it is a priority for us to challenge it wherever and whenever it occurs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-04-02T15:11:40.1Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T15:11:40.1Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
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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
unstar this property hansard heading International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals 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 assessment they have made of the implications of the resignation of senior permanent judge Christoph Flügge from the Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia at the Hague on the grounds of political interference in the independent judicial functions of the court system by the United States and Turkey. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL14963 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
star this property answer text <p>​We note the resignation of Judge Flügge from the International Residual Mechanism Criminal Tribunal (IRMCT) in January 2019.</p><p>The British Government supports the important role of the IRMCT in ending impunity for the most serious international crimes within its remit. We welcome the United Nations Secretary-General's [António Guterres] appointment of Judge Claudia Hoefer of Germany to the IRMCT, who will serve for the remainder of Judge Flügge's term of office.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-04-10T14:54:14.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T14:54:14.36Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Bahrain: Capital Punishment 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 representations they are making to the government of Bahrain about the imminent execution of Ali al-Arab and Ahmed al-Malali; and about the legal processes which led to their sentences. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL15631 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>We are closely following the cases of Mr Almalali and Mr Alarab and have raised the cases with the Bahraini Government. The UK's position on the use of the death penalty is longstanding and clear; we oppose its use in all circumstances and countries. The Government of Bahrain are fully aware of our position. The British Government consistently and unreservedly condemns torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and it is a priority for us to combat it wherever and whenever it occurs. We urge allegations of this nature to be reported to the appropriate national human rights oversight bodies and continue to encourage these oversight bodies to carry out swift and thorough investigations into any such concerns or allegations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T13:36:58.257Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T13:36:58.257Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Judd remove filter