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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Sudan: Demonstrations more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the recent use of live ammunition by Sudanese security forces against protesters in Khartoum. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Heywood and Middleton more like this
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Liz McInnes more like this
star this property uin 256387 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
star this property answer text <p>The UK is extremely concerned by the use of live ammunition by Sudanese security forces against protestors in Khartoum on 13 and 15 May, and by reports of injuries and fatalities. We call for those responsible to be held to account. Since protests began in December 2018, the UK has consistently raised our concerns at the use of violence in response to peaceful protests. As part of the Troika (US, UK and Norway) we made a statement on 21 May calling for a swift, orderly and peaceful civilian-led transfer of power that respects the will of the Sudanese people.</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 2019-05-28T15:40:44.517Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T15:40:44.517Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4342
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this
1127615
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Cameroon: Humanitarian Aid 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 assessment he has made of the humanitarian crisis in the Anglophone region of Cameroon. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Heywood and Middleton more like this
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Liz McInnes more like this
star this property uin 256384 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
star this property answer text <p>The UK remains deeply concerned at the worsening humanitarian situation in the North-West and South-West (Anglophone) regions of Cameroon and reports of human rights violations and abuses committed by both security forces and armed separatists. Violence is driving people from their homes and impacting on the lives of ordinary civilians, particularly women and children. The UN assesses that over 530,000 people have been internally displaced as a result of the conflict and has recorded over 35,000 refugees in Nigeria. The UK is providing lifesaving assistance to thousands of people following a £2.5m contribution in December 2018 to the UN emergency appeal to address the crisis.</p><p>The UK welcomes the visit to Cameroon by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Government of Cameroon's reported openness to working with the UN to address the severe humanitarian and human rights situation in the Anglophone regions. It is imperative that urgent action is now taken by the Government of Cameroon, with the support of regional partners and the wider international community, to prevent further escalation of the crisis. This includes the establishment of a credible political dialogue to address the root causes of the crisis. The UK stands ready to support.</p><p>The British Government regularly raises concerns about Cameroon at the highest levels including at the UN Security Council on 13 May and when I met with Cameroon's High Commissioner to the UK on 30 April. The UK continues to call for unhindered humanitarian access to affected populations, an end to violence on all sides and investigations into all reports of human rights violations and abuses.</p>
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 2019-05-28T15:37:49.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T15:37:49.737Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4342
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this
1127585
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Turkey: Political Prisoners 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 has with his Turkish counterpart on political prisoners participating in hunger strikes in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
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Catherine West more like this
star this property uin 256371 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>​I raised the issue most recently with the Turkish Ambassador on 13 May. While strongly condemning the ongoing violence perpetrated by the Kurdistan Workers' Party, a proscribed terrorist organisation in the UK, we have encouraged the Turkish authorities to implement the recommendations made by the Committee for the Prevention of Torture following their visit to Imrali prison where Mr Öcalan is detained. In this regard, I welcome the fact that Mr Öcalan was granted access to two lawyers on 2 May. I also note the comment made by Mr Öcalan, via his lawyers, that individuals should not pursue these hunger strikes to the point of serious illness or death.</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 2019-05-23T16:02:52.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T16:02:52.67Z
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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 Catherine West more like this
1127619
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading India: Hate Crime more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of changes in the level of hate crimes against Muslims in India. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Heywood and Middleton more like this
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Liz McInnes more like this
star this property uin 256388 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>India has a strong democratic framework and constitutionally enshrined protections for freedom of religious belief, but faces some challenges enforcing these due to its size and social and economic development. The situation for religious minorities in India varies, depending on location, socio-economic background and proportion of religious minorities.</p><p>We maintain a continuous assessment of the human rights situation across India. We engage with India on the full range of human rights matters, both bilaterally and through the European Union. We work with Union and State Governments, and with Non-Governmental Organisations, to build capacity and share expertise to promote human rights for all. The British High Commission in New Delhi, and our Deputy High Commissions across India, also run projects promoting minority rights and regularly meet religious representatives, as well as official figures such as the Chair of the National Human Rights Commission and the National Commission for Minorities. Recent project work included ‘Empowering Muslim youth’ which reached 150 youths, 20 teachers and over 100 educational institutions.</p><p>​</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
star this property grouped question UIN 256389 more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T10:36:02.09Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T10:36:02.09Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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4342
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this
1127472
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Brunei: British Nationals Abroad more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to safeguard (a) British armed forces personnel and (b) British citizens based in Brunei from strict new laws against homosexuality and adultery in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Streatham more like this
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Chuka Umunna more like this
star this property uin 256252 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>The British government has been in close consultation with the Government of Brunei and has ensured the necessary protections are in place with the Government of Brunei to mitigate against any issues that might arise from the introduction of the final phases of the Sharia Penal Code. British Forces have been instructed to conform to all Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advice. We encourage all British passport holders visiting Brunei to read the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's travel advice pages which are updated on a regular basis.</p><p>On 5 May, the Sultan of Brunei confirmed that the de facto moratorium on the death penalty will apply to the Sharia Penal Code and committed Brunei to ratifying the United Nations Convention Against Torture. We have welcomed these announcements. The Sultan’s assurances confirm the value of addressing sensitive issues such as this, through respectful dialogue and diplomacy and, in that vein, we continue to encourage Brunei to remove corporal and capital punishments from its statues. Brunei’s commitments regarding the death penalty and United Nations Convention Against Torture go a significant way to addressing our anxieties about the human rights situation in Brunei.</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 2019-05-29T10:30:02.49Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T10:30:02.49Z
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1405
star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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4128
unstar this property label Biography information for Chuka Umunna more like this
1127530
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Libya: Asylum more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to resettle vulnerable refugees and asylum-seekers from Libya; and what support his Department provides to dedicated search and rescue teams in the Mediterranean for those trying to flee Libya. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 256340 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>​Following the UNHCR's urgent appeal for resettlement places, the UK has committed to participate in the resettlement of the most vulnerable refugees who have been evacuated by UNHCR from Libya to Niger. This is in addition to the UK's existing commitment to resettle up to 3,000 vulnerable refugee children and their families from the Middle East and North Africa more widely by 2020 under the Vulnerable Children's Resettlement Scheme. The UK Government currently supports the EU's Operation Sophia through the provision of staff to its Operational Headquarters. Presently the Operation's naval operations are temporarily suspended, however should the Operation's air surveillance assets observe a vessel in distress, relevant information is sent to the nearest Maritime Rescue and Coordination Centre to coordinate a response.</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 2019-05-23T15:58:28.943Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:58:28.943Z
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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 Tulip Siddiq more like this
1127503
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Written Statement of 25 March 2014 on Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria, what effect the killing of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Arabian embassy in Turkey on 2 October 2018 has had on the application of guidance under sub paragraphs (a) and (b) of criteria six to decisions on licensing exports to Saudi Arabia; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 256325 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>A licence would not be issued to Saudi Arabia or any other destination if to do so would be inconsistent with any provision of the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria. The situation is kept under careful and continual review. As the Foreign Secretary has said, the Government condemns Jamal Khashoggi’s killing in the strongest possible terms. The Government remains clear that anyone found responsible must be held fully accountable. The UK was signatory to the joint statement on 7 March at the United Nations Human Rights Council which reiterated condemnation of the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. The statement called for investigations into the killing to be prompt, effective and thorough, independent and impartial, and transparent.</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 2019-05-23T15:32:40.813Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:32:40.813Z
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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 Alan Brown more like this