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star 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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unstar 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 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
unstar 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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star 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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star 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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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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25277
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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
unstar 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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star 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
46668
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star 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
unstar 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 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
star this property uin HL6546 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-14more like thismore than 2014-04-14
unstar 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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less than 2014-04-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-14T12:00:00.00Z
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star 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
46669
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star 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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unstar 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 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
star this property uin HL6547 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-14more like thismore than 2014-04-14
unstar 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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less than 2014-04-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-14T12:00:00.00Z
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star 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
46670
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star 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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unstar 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 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
star this property uin HL6548 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-14more like thismore than 2014-04-14
unstar 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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less than 2014-04-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-14T12:00:00.00Z
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3839
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
46671
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star 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
unstar 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, 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
star this property uin HL6549 more like this
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star 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
unstar 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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less than 2014-04-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-14T12:00:00.00Z
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3839
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
46672
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star 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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unstar 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 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
star this property uin HL6550 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-14more like thismore than 2014-04-14
unstar 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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less than 2014-04-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-14T12:00:00.00Z
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3839
star 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
46975
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star 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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unstar 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 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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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-14more like thismore than 2014-04-14
unstar 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
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
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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200
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46976
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star 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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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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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 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 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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less than 2014-04-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-14T12:00:00.00Z
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star 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
46977
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star 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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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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25277
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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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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-14more like thismore than 2014-04-14
unstar 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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less than 2014-04-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-14T12:00:00.00Z
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3839
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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