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star this property date less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Zuhair Ebrahim Jassim Abdullah Abas 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, whether he has filed the case of Bahraini death-row inmate and victim of torture Zuhair Ebrahim under his Department's torture and mistreatment reporting guidance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lincoln more like this
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Karen Lee more like this
star this property uin 199917 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 2018-12-14more like thismore than 2018-12-14
star this property answer text <p>We are aware of the case of Zuhair Ebrahim, and we are seeking further information. <br> <br>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office registers details of alleged torture whenever this comes to the attention of a UK official in the course of their duties, in line with the UK Torture and Mistreatment Reporting Guidance.</p><p>We encourage those with concerns about treatment in detention to report these to the relevant human rights oversight bodies.</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 2018-12-14T12:48:41.587Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-14T12:48:41.587Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt remove filter
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4664
unstar this property label Biography information for Karen Lee more like this
1020668
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Zuhair Ebrahim Jassim Abdullah Abas more like this
star this property house id 1 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 representations he has made to the Bahraini Government on the case of Zuhair Ebrahim who was sentenced to death on 29 November 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lincoln more like this
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Karen Lee more like this
star this property uin 199918 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 2018-12-14more like thismore than 2018-12-14
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office monitors events in Bahrain closely. We are aware of the case of Zuhair Ebrahim and are seeking further information. It is the UK's longstanding position to oppose capital sentences in all circumstances and countries. We continue to make this clear to the Government of Bahrain.</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 2018-12-14T12:47:37.04Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-14T12:47:37.04Z
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1201
star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt remove filter
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4664
unstar this property label Biography information for Karen Lee more like this
1024048
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: World Food Programme more like this
star this property house id 1 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 International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the implications for her policies of the World Food Programme announcement that there has been a nearly 50 per cent decrease in operations at Hodeidah port in recent weeks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 201676 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 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>Red Sea Ports are currently operational and continue to import most of the food and fuel on which Yemenis rely. For most of this year imports have been robust and in some cases exceeded pre-war levels. We are however concerned about recent reports of a reduction of imports into Yemen.</p><p> </p><p>To maintain confidence of commercial importers, the UK recently worked with the US, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates to agree measures with the Central Bank of Yemen to issue letters of credit to provide foreign currency so that importers can purchase food on international markets. This will help strengthen imports. It has also resulted in an appreciation of the Yemeni Riyal, increasing the purchasing power of ordinary Yemenis.</p><p> </p><p>It is imperative the Red Sea ports of Hodeidah and Saleef remain operational. Yemen relies on imports to meet 90% of its basic needs like food and fuel. We therefore welcome the positive outcomes of peace talks in Stockholm. A political settlement is the only way to bring long-term stability to Yemen and to address the worsening humanitarian crisis.</p>
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 2018-12-17T14:37:54.12Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T14:37:54.12Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt remove filter
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
940714
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star this property date less than 2018-07-13more like thismore than 2018-07-13
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: Weapons more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 his Department has made of (a) trends in the levels of arms smuggling into Yemen from Iran and (b) the effectiveness of UNVIM in preventing arms smuggling, more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 163752 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 2018-07-19more like thismore than 2018-07-19
star this property answer text <p>We remain deeply concerned by the findings of the UN Panel of Experts on Yemen that missiles, and related military equipment of Iranian origin, were introduced into Yemen after the imposition of the targeted arms embargo. As the Panel concluded, this puts Iran in non-compliance with UN Security Council Resolution 2216 (2015) and reaffirms our concerns about destabilising Iranian activity in Yemen and the wider region. We call on Iran to cease such activity, which risks escalating the conflict, and to support a political solution to the conflict in Yemen.</p><p>The UK is providing £1.3 million to help the UN's Verification and Inspection Mechanism (UNVIM) to facilitate commercial imports into Hodeidah and Saleef ports by giving the Coalition confidence that weapons are not coming in on commercial ships. Alongside this financial support, we have also deployed UK experts to support the inspections of ships in Djibouti, increasing the proportion of physical inspections ten-fold.</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 2018-07-19T14:49:20.927Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-19T14:49:20.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
932223
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-28more like thismore than 2018-06-28
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: War Crimes more like this
star this property house id 1 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 discussions he has had with the United Nations Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen in relation to the investigation of war crimes in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 158683 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 2018-07-06more like thismore than 2018-07-06
star this property answer text <p>We continue to be concerned by the situation in Yemen and take allegations of violations and abuses of international human rights law and international humanitarian law seriously. Yemen remains a human rights priority country for the UK. We strongly supported the Human Rights Council resolution in September 2017, which urged all parties to the conflict to take the measures necessary to ensure effective, impartial and independent investigations into all allegations. The resolution mandated that a group of eminent international and regional experts conduct an independent investigation into the human rights situation in Yemen. This aims to establish the circumstances surrounding the allegations, provide guidance on access to justice and accountability, and engage with stakeholders to exchange information and support efforts to promote accountability. Agreeing an impactful resolution, adopted by consensus, on the human rights situation in Yemen was an important achievement. HM Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN and Other International Organisations in Geneva met the group of eminent experts in January to discuss their mission. We look forward to the group's report, due in September 2018.</p>
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 2018-07-06T12:37:57.767Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-06T12:37:57.767Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-06more like thismore than 2018-07-06
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: War Crimes more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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, whether he has made an assessment of the allegations of war crimes made against the Houthis in Taiz, Yemen; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 161514 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 2018-07-16more like thismore than 2018-07-16
star this property answer text <p>​We are concerned by reports of alleged International Humanitarian Law (IHL) violations by the Houthis, including attacks on civilians and blockages of humanitarian aid in Taiz. We have regularly addressed our concerns about the Houthis' compliance with IHL in Parliament, most recently on 3 July in the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee.</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 2018-07-16T14:51:06.45Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-16T14:51:06.45Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
935295
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-06more like thismore than 2018-07-06
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: War Crimes more like this
star this property house id 1 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 made of allegations of war crimes made against the Houthis during the conflict in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 161515 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 2018-07-16more like thismore than 2018-07-16
star this property answer text <p>​We are concerned by reports of alleged International Humanitarian Law (IHL) violations by the Houthis, including attacks on civilians in Aden and Taiz; intimidation of UN ships attempting to dock at Aden; the use of schools and hospitals for military purposes; the use of child soldiers; and the targeting of aid workers and restrictions on humanitarian access. We have regularly addressed our concerns about the Houthis' compliance with IHL in the Parliament, most recently on 3 July in the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee.</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 2018-07-16T14:53:18.907Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-16T14:53:18.907Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-05more like thismore than 2018-09-05
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: War Crimes more like this
star this property house id 1 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 the Government's position is on the view of the UN Human Rights Council Group of Eminent Experts that individuals in the Government and the coalition, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, may have conducted attacks in violation of the principles of distinction, proportionality and precaution that may amount to war crimes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Twickenham more like this
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Sir Vince Cable more like this
star this property uin 170680 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 2018-09-10more like thismore than 2018-09-10
star this property answer text <p>​The recent report from the Group of Eminent Experts further underlines the deeply concerning human rights situation in Yemen and the importance of reaching a political solution to this conflict. We are carefully considering the contents of the report ahead of the upcoming session of the UN Human Rights Council.</p><p>As we have consistently done we will continue to emphasise to all parties the vital importance of compliance with international humanitarian law, press for action to address the humanitarian crisis, and encourage all parties to engage in the UN-led political process in good faith.</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 2018-09-10T16:03:21.75Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-10T16:03:21.75Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Vince Cable more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-15more like thismore than 2018-06-15
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: UN Special Adviser On the Prevention of Genocide more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide on the situation in Hudaydah, Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton more like this
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Dan Carden more like this
star this property uin 154190 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 2018-06-20more like thismore than 2018-06-20
star this property answer text <p>The UK has been in constant contact with relevant UN agencies and our regional and international partners since the beginning of the military activity around Hodeidah. We continue to urge all parties to respect International Humanitarian Law and prioritise the protection of civilians. We have seen no evidence to indicate a need to raise this topic with the UN.</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 2018-06-20T09:07:47.983Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-20T09:07:47.983Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Carden more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: UN Security Council more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, further to the Answer of 10 July 2018 to Question 160081 on Yemen: UN Security Council, what recent steps his Department is taking to use the UK’s penholder status on Yemen at the UN Security Council to bring a new resolution forward. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 189654 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 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property answer text <p>The UK continues to fulfil its role as penholder on Yemen in the UN Security Council by coordinating sessions with the Security Council President that respond to developments in Yemen and the will of the Council as a whole. Both the Foreign Secretary and I have recently visited the Middle East to have constructive discussions with the Saudi-led Coalition on pathways to achieve de-escalation and reduce tensions. The Foreign Secretary was clear that both sides would need to play their part in confidence-building measures. Meanwhile, the UK will continue discussions with partners on how the UN Security Council can support the UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths' on the political process and improving the humanitarian situation. This will include discussions on the draft UN Security Council Resolution on Yemen ahead of a Security Council briefing on the issue on 16 November.</p><p> </p><p> </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 2018-11-14T16:26:12.893Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T16:26:12.893Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt remove filter
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this