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1169619
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unstar this property date less than 2020-01-08more like thismore than 2020-01-08
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star 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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Hong Kong: Demonstrations 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, following the arrest of medics treating protestors injured in the recent demonstrations in Hong Kong, what assessment they have made of the implications for international (1) humanitarian norms, and (2) human rights law, of any such detentions. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL194 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 2020-01-15more like thismore than 2020-01-15
star this property answer text <p>​We take any allegations relating to the arrest of medics treating protesters at demonstrations in Hong Kong extremely seriously. We expect the Hong Kong authorities to abide by international humanitarian norms and laws. We continue to be concerned about the situation in Hong Kong and have called consistently for a robust, independent inquiry into recent events as a step towards resolution of the situation. The only way to resolve this impasse is through meaningful and effective political dialogue. We will continue to raise our concerns with the Hong Kong SAR Government and the authorities in Beijing.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2020-01-15T14:35:25.31Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-15T14:35:25.31Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1169621
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2020-01-08more like thismore than 2020-01-08
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star 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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Persecution of Christians across the Globe Independent Review more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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 7 January (HL6) about implementation of the Truro Review that “some of the recommendations will take longer to implement and many will require an ongoing effort to embed into the working practices of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and other departments”, which recommendations they have in mind; and how long they expect the implementation of those to take. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL196 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 2020-01-15more like thismore than 2020-01-15
star this property answer text <p>​The Government remains committed to implementing the recommendations of the Bishop of Truro's Review in full and in a way that will bring real improvements to the lives of those persecuted because of their faith or belief. Some recommendations will take longer to implement than others, including developing religious literacy training, which will need to go out to tender, and agreeing a consistent international approach to Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) across Government. In addition, developing and delivering tailored responses to FoRB violations at Post level will always be an ongoing process.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2020-01-15T12:21:29.087Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-15T12:21:29.087Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1169622
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unstar this property date less than 2020-01-08more like thismore than 2020-01-08
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star 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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Wang Yi more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the nine-year prison sentence given in China to Pastor Wang Yi of the Early Rain Covenant Church, the removal of his political rights for three years, and the confiscation of his personal assets. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL197 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 2020-01-15more like thismore than 2020-01-15
star this property answer text <p>We have raised our concerns about the closure of churches in China, including the Early Rain Covenant Church which Pastor Wang Yi founded, directly with the Chinese authorities. On 2 January, I issued a tweet expressing serious concerns about the recent sentencing of Pastor Wang Yi to nine years in prison following a secret trial and called on China to uphold the fundamental rights and freedoms guaranteed by China’s constitution and international law. More broadly, we remain deeply concerned about the persecution of Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Falun Gong practitioners and others on the grounds of their religion or belief in China. The freedom to practise, change or share ones faith or belief without discrimination or violent opposition is a human right that all people should enjoy. ​</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2020-01-15T14:36:01.29Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-15T14:36:01.29Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1169623
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unstar this property date less than 2020-01-08more like thismore than 2020-01-08
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star 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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Wang Yi more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made as to whether the trial of Pastor Wang Yi met standards of impartiality for a fair trial; whether they intend to raise his case with the government of China; and what assessment they have made of the suppression of the open practice of religious beliefs. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL198 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 2020-01-15more like thismore than 2020-01-15
star this property answer text <p>We have raised our concerns about the closure of churches in China, including the Early Rain Covenant Church which Pastor Wang Yi founded, directly with the Chinese authorities. On 2 January, I issued a tweet expressing serious concerns about the recent sentencing of Pastor Wang Yi to nine years in prison following a secret trial and called on China to uphold the fundamental rights and freedoms guaranteed by China’s constitution and international law. More broadly, we remain deeply concerned about the persecution of Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Falun Gong practitioners and others on the grounds of their religion or belief in China. The freedom to practise, change or share ones faith or belief without discrimination or violent opposition is a human right that all people should enjoy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2020-01-15T14:55:03.37Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-15T14:55:03.37Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1169241
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unstar this property date less than 2020-01-07more like thismore than 2020-01-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star 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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Eritrea: Refugees more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the risk to Eritrean refugees of being forcibly returned to Eritrea by the government of Sudan contrary to the principle of non-refoulement. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL97 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 2020-01-15more like thismore than 2020-01-15
star this property answer text <p>​We do not currently assess that Eritrean refugees are at risk of being forcibly returned to Eritrea by the Government of Sudan. The Government of Sudan hosts more than one million registered refugees, including almost 125,000 Eritreans. We continue to support efforts to improve conditions for refugees in Sudan of all nationalities. However, we are aware of recent reports of Eritrean and other migrants being apprehended by police in Khartoum and we appeal to the Government of Sudan to ensure that the fundamental rights of all migrants and refugees in Sudan are respected. We will raise this issue as part of bilateral discussions with the Government of Sudan.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2020-01-15T12:40:29.847Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-15T12:40:29.847Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1169256
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2020-01-07more like thismore than 2020-01-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star 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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Colombia: Armed Conflict more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the threat to the security of Afro-Colombian and indigenous communities, especially the Embera–Wounaan, on the Pacific coast of Colombia, following reports of armed skirmishes between paramilitaries, the Army of National Liberation and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia for control of the land. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL112 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 2020-01-15more like thismore than 2020-01-15
star this property answer text <p>​We are aware of reports of violence on Colombia's Pacific coast. The presence of organised armed groups, fighting for control of illicit economies, disproportionately affects a number of Afro-Colombian and indigenous communities. Our Embassy regularly raises concerns about specific communities with the relevant state actors in Colombia. We support the Colombian government's deployment of further security forces to attempt to guarantee security. More widely, long-term security depends on socioeconomic development of the region and vice versa, key reasons why Her Majesty's Government remains steadfast in its support for the 2016 peace process and why the United Kingdom maintains significant development programming in Colombia.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2020-01-15T12:22:52.657Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-15T12:22:52.657Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
1169257
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2020-01-07more like thismore than 2020-01-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star 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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Colombia: Armed Conflict more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of collusion between the Colombian security forces and illegal armed groups. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL113 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 2020-01-15more like thismore than 2020-01-15
star this property answer text <p>​We are aware that organised armed groups operate in parts of Colombia, and of occasional reports that some members of the security forces are complicit in these groups' activities. We support the Colombian government's efforts to root out any such collaboration, including via our specific programme work to foster good governance and tackle corruption in security forces.</p><p>Colombia has made significant progress in its efforts to end the influence of paramilitary groups. We have seen little recent evidence of any widespread collusion between security forces and organised armed groups.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2020-01-15T12:30:34.037Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-15T12:30:34.037Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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3829
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
1169258
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unstar this property date less than 2020-01-07more like thismore than 2020-01-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star 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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Colombia: Armed Conflict more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the UK's investment of funding to support the biodiversity hotspot on the Pacific coast of Colombia, of the (1) activities of paramilitary groups in the region, and (2) threat of displacement to the indigenous communities. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL114 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 2020-01-15more like thismore than 2020-01-15
star this property answer text <p>​The United Kingdom recognises the unique biodiversity of Colombia's Pacific coast and is committed to helping Colombia safeguard its environmental assets. Although this region is not the focus of our programming, the United Kingdom has implemented some climate change-related projects in the region, as well as some Newton Fund research projects on biodiversity and sustainability.</p><p>We are aware of reports of violence affecting certain areas in this region, and of the continuing presence of organised armed groups competing for control of illicit economies.</p><p>The British Government takes into careful consideration such factors when designing projects and deciding which to fund, and we continually monitor the effect of such risks on our programme work in consultation with colleagues working in Colombia. We also make a thorough assessment of the impact of all of our projects, including on the human rights of local communities.</p><p>We are steadfast in our support of the Colombian peace process, and UK-funded programmes across a range of issues from biodiversity to climate change help to improve the socio-economic conditions in rural areas and tackle the root causes of insecurity, building towards a sustainable peace.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2020-01-15T12:39:18.037Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-15T12:39:18.037Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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3829
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
1169261
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unstar this property date less than 2020-01-07more like thismore than 2020-01-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star 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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Australia: Fires more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance, if any, they have offered to the government of Australia to deal with the bushfire crises. more like this
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Baroness Crawley more like this
star this property uin HL117 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 2020-01-15more like thismore than 2020-01-15
star this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister, Foreign Secretary and I have been in contact with our Australian counterparts to offer our condolences and stress our readiness to help in whatever way they need. I also met with FM Payne on the 3 January in Sydney and offered our full support.</p><p>As set out by FCO Minister Heather Wheeler in her Oral Statement of 9 January, we have deployed a team of UK experts to Australia.</p><p>The team includes a senior member of UK Fire and Rescue Service, a medical specialist in trauma and mental health, and a military liaison officer specialising in crisis response.</p><p>They will work with Australian counterparts to establish what further UK support will be of most use to Australian emergency responders, and ensure that such contributions are fully integrated with Australian efforts.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2020-01-15T12:22:12.097Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-15T12:22:12.097Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Crawley more like this
1169290
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unstar this property date less than 2020-01-07more like thismore than 2020-01-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star 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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last made representations to the government of Iran about the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe; when the Prime Minister last did so directly; whether they have done so since 3 January; and in all such cases, what response they received. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL146 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-01-17more like thismore than 2020-01-17
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign Secretary raised his concerns about dual national detentions with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif on 6 January. The Prime Minister raised his concerns with Iranian President Rouhani on 9 January. The Minister for the Middle East and North Africa called for their release in his call with Deputy Foreign Minister Araghchi on 12 January. We remain extremely concerned about the welfare of all British-Iranian dual nationals detained in Iran, including Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe. We have made clear to Iran that we expect them to ensure she is treated humanely and in line with international standards. We continue to request immediate consular access.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2020-01-17T11:51:29.313Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-17T11:51:29.313Z
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4210
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this