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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-21more like thismore than 2017-11-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Politics and Government more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what practical steps his Department is taking to ensure that the recent military intervention in Zimbabwe enables the restoration of democracy including multi-party elections. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk remove filter
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 114802 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-27more like thismore than 2017-11-27
star this property answer text <p>I visited Zimbabwe on 23 and 24 November to discuss Zimbabwe’s transition to democracy with actors from across the political spectrum. I stressed the importance of holding free and fair elections in line with the Zimbabwean Constitution and international standards. The UK has existing programmes promoting democratic and economic governance in Zimbabwe and we stand ready to support any new administration seeking to improve human rights, transparency and domestic accountability.​</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2017-11-27T16:01:44.32Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-27T16:01:44.32Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-03-09more like thismore than 2016-03-09
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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
star this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Missing Persons more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the government of Zimbabwe on (a) the provision of information on Itai Dzamara and (b) the ratification of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk remove filter
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 30483 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-15more like thismore than 2016-03-15
star this property answer text <p>Since the abduction of human rights defender Mr Itai Dzamara in March 2015, the UK has worked closely with international partners to raise awareness of his case and to put pressure on the Government of Zimbabwe to investigate it. We regularly raise Mr Dzamara’s disappearance in the course of our discussions with the Government of Zimbabwe. Following a number of statements in 2015, the EU Delegation to Zimbabwe released a further statement on 9 March, in agreement with EU Heads of Mission in Zimbabwe, marking the one year anniversary of Mr Dzamara’s disappearance and expressing its deep disappointment at the lack of progress in this case. We urge the Government of Zimbabwe to take effective steps to prevent the disappearance of human rights defenders and other activists and to investigate existing cases.</p><p>The UK is not a signatory to the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance and therefore has not made representations to the Government of Zimbabwe to ratify it. However, there is an existing UK framework which protects human rights, prevents arbitrary arrests and holds national security organisations to account.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rochford and Southend East more like this
unstar this property answering member printed James Duddridge more like this
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less than 2016-03-15T15:15:48.277Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-15T15:15:48.277Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for James Duddridge more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-22more like thismore than 2017-11-22
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Armed Forces more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the Government of Zimbabwe on ensuring the monitoring of the activities of the Zimbabwean Defence Force and their return to barracks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk remove filter
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 114986 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
star this property answer text <p>The UK has had regular contact with the Zimbabwean Government over the last two weeks. Most recently, I met with incoming President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday. Officials have also met Chief of Defence Staff General Chiwenga.</p><p>These dramatic political events were clearly triggered by a military intervention. But the most important thing now is that Zimbabweans are able to exercise their constitutional right to elect a civilian government. This can only happen through free and fair elections. A re-establishment of a civilian-led government with a clear separation between the party and the state must be a priority. The UK has made this clear to the Government of Zimbabwe.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2017-11-30T16:32:43.68Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-30T16:32:43.68Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-01-13more like thismore than 2016-01-13
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Military Intervention more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will (a) take steps to ensure that Saudi Arabia works for an immediate ceasefire in Yemen and (b) support the establishment of an international, independent, impartial mechanism to investigate alleged violations of international humanitarian law and human rights law by all parties in that conflict. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk remove filter
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 22276 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-19more like thismore than 2016-01-19
star this property answer text <p>We are urging all parties to the conflict to work towards resuming a meaningful and sustainable ceasefire that is respected by all sides. We are also doing all we can to support the UN to convene a further round of UN-facilitated peace talks over the coming weeks and firmly believe that a political solution is the best way to bring long-term stability to Yemen.</p><p>The Resolution on Yemen adopted at the Human Rights Council Session in September 2015 committed the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights to work with the Government of Yemen to help them investigate human rights abuses and violations. We urge the Government of Yemen to co-operate fully with this process. Yemen will remain on the Human Rights Council’s agenda: an oral report on developments will be given at the next session in March 2016 (31st session) and a written report will be presented to the Council in September 2016 (33rd session).</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2016-01-19T15:54:17.143Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-19T15:54:17.143Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-02-27more like thismore than 2017-02-27
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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
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Military Intervention more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the Government's arms export policy to Saudi Arabia on the humanitarian situation in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk remove filter
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 65575 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-07more like thismore than 2017-03-07
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes its arms export licensing responsibilities very seriously and operates one of the most robust arms export control regimes in the world. All export licence applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria, taking account of all relevant factors at the time of the application.</p><p>The conflict is making the delivery of commercial and humanitarian supplies into Yemen, and their onward distribution, extremely difficult. We continue to urge all parties to the conflict to take all reasonable steps to allow the delivery and distribution of aid, and to facilitate rapid and safe humanitarian access. We also call upon all sides to do everything possible to prevent civilian casualties and damage to civilian infrastructure.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2017-03-07T16:00:21.897Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-07T16:00:21.897Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-28more like thismore than 2017-03-28
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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
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Military Intervention more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts from the countries in the Saudi Arabia-led coalition participating in the conflict in Yemen on becoming parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk remove filter
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 69489 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-18more like thismore than 2017-04-18
star this property answer text <p>I discuss a range of issues with my counterparts including members of the Saudi-led Coalition conducting operations in Yemen. In line with the UK’s obligations under the Convention on Cluster Munitions, we urge Coalition members, as non-State Parties to the Convention, to accede to it without delay.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2017-04-18T13:47:39.407Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-18T13:47:39.407Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-01-13more like thismore than 2016-01-13
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Human Rights more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to ensure that UK-made arms are not being used to commit human rights abuses in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk remove filter
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 22275 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-19more like thismore than 2016-01-19
star this property answer text <p>We remain deeply concerned about the human rights situation in Yemen. We continue to raise the importance of compliance with International Humanitarian Law with all sides to the conflict.</p><p>The UK operates one of the most rigorous and transparent export control regimes in the world. All exports of arms and controlled military goods are assessed on a case-by-case basis against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing, taking account of all relevant factors at the time of the application. Risks around human rights violations are a key part of our assessment against the Consolidated Criteria. A licence will not be issued, for any country, if to do so would be inconsistent with any provision of the mandatory Criteria.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2016-01-19T15:52:23.063Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-19T15:52:23.063Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-05-24more like thismore than 2016-05-24
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Bomb Disposal more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government will produce resources, equipment, personnel and training to Yemeni organisations to assist in the de-mining of areas affected by the use of cluster munitions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk remove filter
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 38339 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-06-02more like thismore than 2016-06-02
star this property answer text <p>The UK is supporting UNDP led efforts to urgently re-build the capacity of Yemen's national demining institutions and support mapping and clearance operations to reduce the physical and social-economic impact of mines and explosive remnants of war on people and communities. The UK is contributing £1.05 million for this work in 2016 through the Conflict Stability and Security Fund. This is part of the UK’s wider efforts to help address Yemen's urgent humanitarian needs and contribute to effective stabilisation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2016-06-02T12:47:46.437Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-02T12:47:46.437Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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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
star this property hansard heading United Arab Emirates: Prisoners more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made with his Emirati counterpart on the recent allegations of systematic torture and abuse of female prisoners in Abu Dhabi’s al-Watbha jail. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk remove filter
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 189751 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 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property answer text <p>We are not aware of allegations relating to mistreatment or torture of female prisoners in Al-Watbha jail and have not made representations on this matter. Where the UK has concerns about human rights, we continue to raise them in private with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or in partnership with the EU Delegation to the United Arab Emirates</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T16:27:56.06Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T16:27:56.06Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-02more like thismore than 2017-03-02
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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 hansard heading United Arab Emirates: Detainees more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many Scottish people are detained in the United Arab Emirates. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk remove filter
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 66272 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-09more like thismore than 2017-03-09
star this property answer text <p>According to our latest statistics as of November 2016, we are currently providing consular assistance to 47 British nationals who have been detained in the United Arab Emirates. British nationals are not obliged to report their detention to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) if they do not wish to. The FCO does not record information about where in the UK they originated from.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2017-03-09T16:53:12.54Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-09T16:53:12.54Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this