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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will recognise the contribution of UK citizens to the OSCE mission by awarding them the CSDP medal; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
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Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
star this property uin 194629 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
star this property answer text <p>The Common Security and Defence Policy Service (CSDP) Medal is an international military decoration awarded to individuals who have served with CSDP missions. The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine is a separate mission outside the scope of the CSDP. UK citizens who serve in OSCE missions are not therefore eligible for CSDP medals. We fully support our secondees to OSCE with a package of benefits and remuneration for their work, and we continue to consider other ways to recognise our secondees’ service to this important Mission.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2018-11-28T13:58:08.22Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T13:58:08.22Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Nationals Abroad: Prisoners more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK nationals are currently in prison abroad, and what data his department holds on where those people are imprisoned. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 194606 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>​As of May 2018, we are aware of 2,325 British nationals in detention in 114 countries abroad. This can include British nationals in immigration detention, in police custody, on remand awaiting trial, and sentenced prisoners. We collate detainee statistics twice a year from our case management system records to provide a snapshot of the number of British national arrest/detention cases reported to us. Consular data, including arrest/detention cases by location is publicly available on GOV.UK: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/foreign-commonwealth-office-consular-data-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/foreign-commonwealth-office-consular-data-2018</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T16:10:11.85Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T16:10:11.85Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1012329
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Bangladesh: Sexual Offences more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK sexual violence experts are currently deployed in refugee camps in Bangladesh. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff South and Penarth more like this
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Stephen Doughty more like this
star this property uin 194716 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>​No members of the UK’s Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative (PSVI) Team of Experts are currently deployed in Bangladesh to date. Six members of the PSVI Team of Experts have been deployed to Bangladesh by this Department in support of survivors of sexual violence among Rohingya refugees. These experts have been deployed, for example, to build the capacity of others, including through training on gathering and preserving evidence of sexual violence in line with the International Protocol on Investigation and Documentation of Sexual Violence in Conflict. There are 37 people with a range of skills in the PSVI Team of Experts, such as Criminal Lawyers, Gender Based Violence Experts, and International Investigating Officers. These deployments form part of the UK’s wider £129 million humanitarian response to the crisis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T14:17:21.293Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T14:17:21.293Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Doughty more like this
1012330
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sexual Offences more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of funding available for the UN Trust Fund for victims of sexual violence; and for what reason the UK has not contributed to that fund. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff South and Penarth more like this
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Stephen Doughty more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>​As I said in answer to the Rt Hon Emily Thornberry MP on 9 November, the UN does not have a specific trust fund for victims of sexual violence. However, In March 2016, the UN Secretary-General established the UN’s Trust Fund in Support of Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, to provide greater support to victims of sexual exploitation and abuse by UN and related personnel. We are studying this Fund’s effectiveness and whether it provides adequate support for victims of sexual violence before taking a decision on whether to contribute. The UK is committed to ending sexual exploitation and abuse by those who are entrusted with protecting some of the most vulnerable people in the world. That is why we have committed around $3m to supporting the UN’s work on this issue since 2016, and wholeheartedly support the efforts of the UN Secretary-General to tackle this issue robustly. The UK’s Safeguarding conference in October was an important milestone in advancing the international effort to eradicate sexual exploitation and abuse within the international development sector.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T14:19:25.83Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T14:19:25.83Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Doughty more like this
1012386
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Matthew Hedges more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in the United Arab Emirates on the case of Matthew Hedges; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
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Layla Moran more like this
star this property uin 194747 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign Secretary discussed Matthew Hedges' case most recently with Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed on 25 November and the Emirati Ambassador to the UK on 21 November. I spoke to Deputy Foreign Minister, Anwar Gargash, most recently on 23 November. We welcome the news that Mr Hedges was given a Presidential Pardon on 26 November.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T17:52:42.297Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T17:52:42.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Layla Moran more like this
1012394
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Rights more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to protect people who defend human rights across the world. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
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Catherine McKinnell more like this
star this property uin 194666 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>​In 2017 the then Foreign Secretary issued a revised version of the UK Guidelines on Working with Human Rights Defenders to the diplomatic network. In addition, all Human Rights Priority Countries are required to have a Human Rights Strategy which includes working with human rights defenders. The Guidelines give guidance to our diplomatic network on how to support and promote the work done by human rights defenders. Depending on the local context, this might involve making public statements, attending trials, or working privately with host governments. The UK also supports human rights defenders through programmes within the Magna Carta Fund. Officials in London regularly meet human rights defenders to understand how we can support them best. Working at the multilateral level, in November 2017 the UK helped forge consensus on the UN General Assembly Resolution on Human Rights Defenders, bringing countries together to recognise and support the excellent work done by human rights defenders around the globe.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T13:59:06.943Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T13:59:06.943Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell more like this
1012399
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star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Afghanistan: Ethnic Groups more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the validity of reports of recent killings of Hazara people by the Taliban in Afghanistan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds Central more like this
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Hilary Benn more like this
star this property uin 194618 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>We are concerned by reports of civilian casualties and displacement resulting from recent Taliban attacks in districts predominantly populated by Hazaras. We continue to monitor the situation closely, especially in Ghazni and Uruzgan districts. We understand that the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces are working to stabilise the security situation in both provinces.</p><p>The British Government continues to urge all parties to the conflict in Afghanistan to respect International Humanitarian Law, protect the civilian population and facilitate the provision of assistance by neutral and impartial humanitarian agencies. We urge the Government of Afghanistan to protect the rights of all ethnic and religious groups, including the Hazaras, in line with the Afghan constitution.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T13:52:11.077Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T13:52:11.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Matthew Hedges more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made to the authorities in the United Arab Emirates as a result of the sentencing of UK student Matthew Hedges. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
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Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-30more like thismore than 2018-11-30
star this property answer text <p>​​Following the court hearing on Wednesday 21 November, the Foreign Secretary released a statement and discussed Matthew Hedges' case with Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed and the United Arab Emirates Ambassador to the UK. I have also spoken to Deputy Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash, most recently on 23 November. We welcome the news of Mr Hedges' pardon. He has now returned to the UK and has reunited with his wife</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-30T13:09:52.353Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-30T13:09:52.353Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
1012411
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star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Matthew Hedges more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government has taken to ascertain the (a) whereabouts and (b) health and well-being of Matthew Hedges following his sentencing. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
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Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-30more like thismore than 2018-11-30
star this property answer text <p>We welcome the news of Mr Hedges' pardon. He has now returned to the UK and has reunited with his wife.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-30T13:10:52.88Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-30T13:10:52.88Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
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star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Matthew Hedges more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assurances the Government received from the United Arab Emirates authorities on Matthew Hedges prior to his conviction and sentencing. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
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Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-30more like thismore than 2018-11-30
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign Secretary personally raised this issue with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed during his visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on 12 November. The Foreign Secretary raised the issue several times with the UAE’s Foreign Minister, Abdullah bin Zayed, and most recently on 12 November. We have been clear that we do not agree with the charges but we are grateful to the UAE Government for resolving the issue.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-30T13:12:33.687Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-30T13:12:33.687Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this