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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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 more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Sudan: Politics and Government more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that members of the Transitional Military Council were guaranteed immunity from prosecution for the actions of the Sudanese armed forces and the Rapid Support Forces on 3 June in exchange for signing a power-sharing agreement with the Forces for the Declaration of Freedom and Change. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>We are aware of reports that issues of accountability and immunity for members of Sudan's armed forces and Rapid Support Forces are part of the current negotiations between the Transitional Military Council and the Forces of Freedom and Change. We are not currently aware of any guarantees of immunity in respect of the events of 3 June. We welcome the agreement between the Transitional Military Council and Forces of Freedom and Change to conduct a transparent and independent investigation into the violence committed against peaceful protestors since 11 April.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T13:45:07.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T13:45:07.8Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1137919
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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 more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Omar al-Bashir more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress is being made in bringing Omar al Bashir to trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC); what assessment they have made of the proposal that any ICC trial could take place in Khartoum if removal to the Hague is not acceptable to the government of Sudan; what resources they have offered to enable such a trial to occur; and what support they intend to provide to assist with (1) the training of judges, (2) ensuring credible judicial processes, (3) transitional justice mechanisms, (4) institutional reform, and (5) restitution for victims of violence in Sudan. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The arrest warrant against Omar al Bashir still stands and we urge the Sudanese authorities to cooperate with it. The UK strongly supports the mission of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and its independence. The location of any ICC trial is a matter for the Court to decide.</p><p>For a number of years, the UK has supported the strengthening of the Sudanese Parliament towards becoming an institution capable of providing effective scrutiny. Our Embassy in Khartoum has also supported civil society groups advocating on behalf of victims at international fora such as the Human Rights Council. As the transition deal is agreed, respect for human rights, accountability for past abuses and a process of rehabilitation for victims will be essential for its success.</p><p>We are assessing opportunities of further engagement and support to develop justice and reconciliation mechanisms offered by the current political environment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T13:46:03.567Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T13:46:03.567Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1137920
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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 more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Sudan: Human Rights more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they intend to have with the government of Sudan about that country becoming a signatory to the Convention on Torture; and whether they will table a motion at the United Nations Human Rights Council to seek a hearing on any violations of human rights, war crimes and genocide committed by the government headed by Omar al Bashir in Sudan. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The UK is very concerned by the human rights situation in Sudan, which is identified as a priority country in the UK's Annual Human Rights Report. Our Embassy in Khartoum monitors the human rights situation in Sudan closely, and frequently raises our concerns in meetings with the authorities. It also administers programmes and workshops to support greater progress on Sudan's human rights obligations. In March 2018, our Embassy in Khartoum funded a workshop for senior representatives of the Sudanese Government, which focused on the steps needed for Sudan's ratification of the UN Convention against torture, which it signed in 1986. We will continue to provide support on this issue and to ensure Sudan meets its human rights obligations.</p><p>There must be accountability for the crimes committed by members of the former regime. We will continue to work with Troika (UK, US and Norway), EU, UN and regional allies to explore how best we can support accountability, including at the UN Human Rights Council in September.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T13:46:52.753Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T13:46:52.753Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1137921
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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 more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Sudan: Internet more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Sudan about (1) restoring access to the internet to its citizens, and (2) allowing the dissemination of information as required under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human rights. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The British Government welcomes the restoration of access to the internet on 9 July. We were deeply concerned by the disruptions to the internet that began on 3 June. British officials in Khartoum, including the UK Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, raised our concerns through direct and public messaging to the military leadership on 5 and 23 June. The Minister of State for Africa raised it when she summoned the Sudanese Ambassador on 6 June. The UK's statement at the UN Human Rights Council on 9 July called for the rights of the Sudanese people to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly to be respected. The Sudanese authorities must uphold the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for all people in Sudan.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T13:47:17.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T13:47:17.947Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1137922
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Persecution of Christians across the Globe Independent Review more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Final Report of the Bishop of Truro’s Independent Review for the Foreign Secretary of Foreign and Commonwealth Office support for persecuted Christians was published; what were the recommendations of that Report; and whether they will set out their response to each such recommendation. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL17021 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>We are grateful to the Bishop for setting out ambitious recommendations in his report which was published on 16 July. The report has identified specific steps the British Government can take to address the issues faced by persecuted Christians around the world. I am pleased to confirm that the Government has accepted the recommendations in full and work will now begin to implement them. This work will include exploring how best to deliver a new Security Council Resolution on protecting Christians in North Africa and the Middle East; and sanctioning those who persecute people for holding a religion or belief.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T15:26:14.337Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T15:26:14.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1137930
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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 more like this
unstar this property hansard heading USA: Diplomatic Service 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 the ability of the UK ambassador to the United States to maintain a productive relationship with the government of the United States; and when that ambassador is due to be replaced. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL17029 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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>​As the Noble Lord will be aware, Sir Kim Darroch resigned as our Ambassador to the United States on 10 July. A new appointment will be made in due course. The UK has a strong relationship with the US which is based on decades of close cooperation and partnership, and that will remain the case.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T16:49:42.08Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T16:49:42.08Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
1137950
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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 more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 3 July (HL16512), how many UK-funded programmes and projects to support actions agreed at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018 have been evaluated with those evaluations published; and what is the timeline for the evaluation of remaining programmes. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL17049 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>All UK-funded programmes and projects to support actions agreed at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2018 are subject to regular reviews. The majority of such programmes and projects are subject to the standard Annual Review processes of either the Department for International Development (DfID) or the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF), which look at the effectiveness and value for money of each programme, and consider how teams have assessed risk and changing contexts. Summaries of the annual reviews are published on the CSSF page on gov.uk, while DfID reviews are published on DfID's Development Tracker, again accessed through gov.uk. DfID annual reviews are published throughout the year, depending on the date of the review. CSSF annual reviews are carried out in the first quarter of the financial year and summaries of the reviews are published later in the year.</p><p>A small number of programmes and projects are not funded by DFID or the CSSF, but they also undergo regular reporting throughout their implementation and on completion, including published annual reviews and/or internal annual progress reports.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T15:31:19.54Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T15:31:19.54Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
1137958
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Whitehall History Publishing more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when the last two publications in the series Whitehall Histories: Foreign and Commonwealth Office Publications previously edited by Gill Bennett and Keith Hamilton were last published; whether that series has continued; and if so, what are the next publications. more like this
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Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank more like this
star this property uin HL17057 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>​I am pleased to report that the series Documents on British Policy Overseas (DBPO), now edited by Patrick Salmon and Richard Smith, is flourishing. DBPO is the documentary history of post-1945 British foreign policy published by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the series Whitehall Histories. The last two publications were: Series III, Volume X: The Polish Crisis and Relations with Eastern Europe, 1979-1982 (2017) and Series III, Volume XI: The Unwinding of Apartheid: UK-South Africa Relations, 1986-1990 (2019). The next publication, Series III, Volume XII: Britain and the Revolutions in Eastern Europe, 1989 is due out in autumn 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T13:47:55.683Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T13:47:55.683Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1137966
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Israel: Palestinians more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports that a mother of a wanted Palestinian child was abducted and imprisoned in order to pressure that child to turn themselves in for interrogation. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL17065 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>While we have not made any representations on this specific issue, we continue to have strong concerns about continued reports of ill-treatment of Palestinian minors and to seek improvements to Israeli practices. We continue to urge Israel to provide the necessary protections for Palestinian children living in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and to fulfil their obligations under international law.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T12:58:46.04Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T12:58:46.04Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
1137967
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Israel: Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 4 July (HL16619), whether they expect the government of Israel to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty; if so, when; and what steps they are taking, with international partners, to encourage that government to join that treaty. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>​The Government continues to support the universalisation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), as recently set out in the UK's draft National Report to NPT's 2019 Third Preparatory Committee. While we are not aware of any current plans by Israel to accede to the NPT, the Government will continue to urge Israel, and all States that have not yet done so, to sign and ratify.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T12:58:31.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T12:58:31.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this