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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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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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
star 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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star this property uin HL2240 more like this
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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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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
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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
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 how many of the 38 recommendations made by UNICEF in its March 2013 report on children in Israeli military detention have been implemented by the government of Israel; and what discussions they have had with that government on the number that are yet to be implemented. more like this
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star this property uin HL6975 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 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p>The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)'s most recent progress report on children in Israeli military detention, published in October 2013, indicates that Israel has taken some positive steps but does not give an assessment as to how many of the recommendations UNICEF consider to have been implemented.</p><p>We continue to urge the Israeli authorities to take action on the recommendations made in the UNICEF report and the earlier independent report by senior British lawyers. Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, my right hon. Friend the Member for Faversham and Mid Kent (Mr Robertson), wrote to the Israeli Attorney General on this issue on 31 March.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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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 Judd more like this
50258
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
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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
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 by which minister the United Kingdom will be represented at the mid-May meeting in Geneva of the High Contracting Parties of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons; and what are their priorities for the outcome of that meeting. more like this
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star this property uin HL6976 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 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p>An informal meeting of experts on lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS) will take place in Geneva from 13-16 May 2014 under the framework of the UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons. This is an official-level meeting at which ministerial attendance is not expected, and the UK will be represented by officials from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Ministry of Defence. The Government aims to deepen understanding of the technical, legal, ethical and societal factors pertaining to LAWS through an exchange of information and views.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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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 Judd more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
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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
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 envisage federation as a possible future constitutional settlement in Ukraine; and, if so, under what conditions. more like this
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star this property uin HL6977 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 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p>The Ukrainian people will be voting in Presidential elections on 25 May. The outcome will determine the future direction of their country. It is crucial that Ukraine is able to deliver these elections in a successful, free and fair manner, without external pressures. It is not for the rest of the world to negotiate away the constitution nor the freedom or democracy of Ukraine.</p><p>The British Government will continue to support Ukraine's democratic and constitutional reform process as the best means of overcoming this crisis and helping the people of Ukraine to choose their own future. We stand with them in their efforts to create a better Ukraine.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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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 Judd more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
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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
star this property hansard heading Israel 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 representations they have made to G4S about the legal implications of its remaining involvement with the Israeli Prison Service until 2017, in the light of Article 76 of the 4th Geneva Convention and its application to the detention of Palestinians. more like this
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star this property uin HL358 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 2014-06-25more like thismore than 2014-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The UK considers that Israel's detention of Palestinian prisoners within Israel is contrary to Article 76 of the Fourth Geneva Convention and have clearly stated this position to Israeli officials. We have also made clear our concerns about Israel's treatment of Palestinian detainees in meetings with G4S. International law does not impose direct obligations on corporations. However, the Government encourages British companies to show respect for human rights in their operations in the UK and internationally.</p><p>In September 2013, we launched the UK Action Plan based on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. This is voluntary guidance which British businesses can consult on doing business in Israel and OPTs, but ultimately it is the decision of an individual or company concerned.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-06-25T15:34:52.8692799Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-25T15:34:52.8692799Z
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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 Judd more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-26more like thismore than 2014-06-26
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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
star this property hansard heading USA 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 are taking to ensure that any extension of the mutual defence agreement with the United States is designed to assist the fulfilment of the purposes of the non-proliferation treaty and to fulfil the undertaking in that context given by the existing nuclear powers. more like this
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star this property uin HL648 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 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to the goal of a world without nuclear weapons and firmly believe that the best way to achieve this is through gradual disarmament negotiated through a step-by-step approach within the framework of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. The UK has a strong record on nuclear disarmament and continues to be at the forefront of international efforts to control proliferation, and to make progress towards multilateral nuclear disarmament. The UK-USA Mutual Defence Agreement is, and will continue to be, in full compliance with our obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-07T11:10:46.944106Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-07T11:10:46.944106Z
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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 Judd more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-18more like thismore than 2014-07-18
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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
star this property hansard heading Israel 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 have had discussions with the directors of G4S about that company’s adherence to the terms of the Fourth Geneva Convention as it applies to the detention of Palestinian prisoners inside Israel; and what was the outcome of any such discussions. more like this
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star this property uin HL1271 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 2014-08-04more like thismore than 2014-08-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government has made clear our concerns about Israel’s treatment of Palestinian detainees in meetings with G4S. The UK also considers that Israel’s detention of Palestinian prisoners within Israel is contrary to Article 76 of the Fourth Geneva Convention and have clearly stated this position to Israeli officials. International law does not impose direct obligations on corporations. However, the Government encourages British companies to show respect for human rights in their operations in the UK and internationally. On 21 April 2013, G4S publicly confirmed that they would not renew a number of security contracts in the West Bank ‘to ensure that G4S Israel business practices remain in line with our own business ethics policy’. These include the servicing of security equipment at Ofer Military Prison, at West Bank checkpoints and at a police station in the contentious E-1 area of Jerusalem.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-08-04T11:16:49.6606103Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-04T11:16:49.6606103Z
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-26more like thismore than 2014-09-26
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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
star this property hansard heading Sudan 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 have taken to investigate alleged intimidation and monitoring of the Sudanese diaspora in the United Kingdom by the Sudanese Embassy and officials. more like this
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star this property uin HL1923 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 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has not received any complaints about officials from the Sudanese Embassy in London intimidating or monitoring the Sudanese diaspora in the United Kingdom. Allegations of criminal activity should be reported to the police in the first instance.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-13T12:27:51.2077156Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-13T12:27:51.2077156Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-26more like thismore than 2014-09-26
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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
star this property hansard heading Sudan 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 arrangements the British Embassy in Khartoum has in place to collect information on the treatment of Sudanese returnees from the United Kingdom; and how far any such information is included in the Home Office country of origin information on Sudan. more like this
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star this property uin HL1924 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 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
star this property answer text <p>Our Embassy in Khartoum routinely collects information about the treatment of Sudanese returnees from the United Kingdom by contacting relevant international organisations operating in Sudan. This information is passed to the Home Office to include in its country of origin information on Sudan.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-13T12:27:21.091444Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-13T12:27:21.091444Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this