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1006684
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star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Eastern Europe: Politics and Government more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to support the (1) strengthening of civil society, and (2) effectiveness of major institutions and government departments, in Moldova, Belarus and Ukraine. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL11464 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>Ensuring a stronger, more democratic and more prosperous Eastern neighbourhood remains a priority for Her Majesty's Government. We recognise that a thriving civil society and strong, independent institutions are key to achieving these objectives. The Government is already providing targeted assistance to Moldova, Belarus and Ukraine through its Global Britain, Good Governance and Conflict, Stability and Security Funds and will commit over £17 million towards these countries this year.</p><p>In Belarus, the UK is funding a number of projects on human rights and economic reform. This includes projects on improved access to justice for children, preventing domestic violence and improved transparency in financial reporting of state-owned enterprises.</p><p>In Moldova, the UK is providing support to civil society on local government accountability and independent media. We are also providing support to State institutions, especially in the financial and banking sectors.</p><p>In Ukraine, the UK is providing programme assistance to institutions including the National Anti-Corruption Bureau, the Cabinet of Ministers, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, and the Ukrainian Public Broadcaster. Projects also include support for civil society in monitoring government and increasing democratic inclusion.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T13:39:30.92Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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2018
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1006685
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Philippines: Human Rights more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they provide support to the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Council in the Philippines; if so, what support they provide; and whether they intend to (1) call for an independent inquiry into recent human rights violations in the Philippines, (2) make the Philippines an FCO Human Rights priority, (3) take steps to protect Human Rights Defenders in that country, (4) call for the full implementation of Republic Act 7610 for the protection of children and young people. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL11465 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 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>​The UK is concerned about reports of human rights abuses in the Philippines, including the high death toll associated with the 'war on drugs', the treatment of human rights defenders, journalists and land rights campaigners and moves to reintroduce the death penalty.</p><p>In August 2018, the Minister for Asia and the Pacific raised our concerns with several Philippine Ministers during his trip to Manila. Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials raised human rights with the Philippines Ambassador on 21 September. At the UN Human Rights Council in September 2018, we urged the Philippines to investigate killings associated with the &quot;war on drugs&quot; and to ensure the safety of Land Rights Defenders.</p><p>We do not currently provide any support to the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Council and have no plans to do so.</p><p>Our Embassy in Manila has used Her Majesty's Government's Modern Slavery Fund to support groups working on the effective implementation of the Republic Act 7610.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T15:50:26.26Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T15:50:26.26Z
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4210
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2018
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1006687
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Pakistan: Females more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the implementation of the Protection of Women Against Violence Act 2015 in the Punjab province of Pakistan. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL11467 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 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The Government remains concerned about reports of abuses and violence directed against women in Pakistan. Our concerns are reflected in the latest update to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office annual human rights report available at the gov.uk website.</p><p>We regularly raise our concerns about the protection of vulnerable groups, including women, with the Pakistan government at a senior level. During his visit to Pakistan in September 2018, the Home Secretary raised the importance of tackling violence against women and girls.</p><p>Pakistan remains a priority for UK development assistance, with programmes designed to improve human rights and opportunities for women. The Department for International Development's &quot;Aawaz&quot; Voice and Accountability programme in Pakistan works to empower female youth leaders from Punjab (and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) to challenge discriminatory social norms in their communities.</p><p>Our Rule of Law programme in Pakistan aims to strengthen the formal criminal justice system through more effective investigations and prosecutions of crime. It will help to build public confidence in the formal justice system and encourage a move away from the use of &quot;jirga councils&quot;. Part of the programme focuses specifically on improving access to justice for women and girls.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T15:54:07.577Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T15:54:07.577Z
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2018
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1007912
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Abdullah Öcalan more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they made any representations to the government of Turkey about the petition arranged in 2015 by the International Initiative as part of its Peace in Kurdistan Campaign calling for the release of Abdullah Öcalan; and if so, what response they received from the government of that country. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL11522 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 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
star this property answer text <p>​We have not made representations to Turkey about this issue. Abdullah Ocalan is the leader of the PKK, a proscribed terrorist group in the UK, EU and US. We continue to urge an end to PKK violence and a return to a peace process.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-11-28T13:59:03.047Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T13:59:03.047Z
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4210
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2018
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1010122
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star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Conflict Resolution more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what the result was of the meeting in Istanbul on 27 October between the Astana Guarantor states and the Syria Small Group; and whether positive proposals towards resolving the conflict in Syria were made then or at the  meeting on 29 October. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL11569 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 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
star this property answer text <p>At their summit on Syria on 27 October the leaders of Germany, France, Turkey and Russia agreed a joint statement. We particularly welcome the commitments in the joint statement to a 'lasting ceasefire' in Idlib and to formation of a Constitutional Committee by the end of 2018. The Small Group meeting last month, affirmed the need for a negotiated political settlement to end the conflict and that the UN-led Geneva process remains the forum to do so.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T14:19:26.34Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T14:19:26.34Z
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4210
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2018
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1010124
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Prisoners of War more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to encourage all parties in the conflict in Yemen to exchange prisoners; and whether they will seek the cooperation of Kuwait and Oman for this purpose. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL11571 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 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
star this property answer text <p>The UK supports the UN Special Envoy for Yemen in facilitating a credible peace process in Yemen, including his work towards securing a deal on the exchange of prisoners and detainees, which could help to build confidence between parties. During his visit to the Middle East on 12 November, the Foreign Secretary met his Omani counterpart and discussed the importance of all parties engaging with the UN-led political process.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T16:13:52.19Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T16:13:52.19Z
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4210
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2018
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1012121
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Israeli Settlements: Hebron more like this
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25277
unstar 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 Answers by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 9 November (HL11297 and HL11254), what discussions they have had with the government of Israel about the compatibility of the construction of an apartment block in Hebron with Israel's obligations under international agreements. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL11648 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 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
star this property answer text <p>​While we have not discussed this specific plan with the Israeli Government recently, we regularly raise our concerns about illegal settlement activity. As I made clear in my earlier response in October last year, the previous Foreign Secretary issued a statement expressing concern about the approval of 31 construction permits in Hebron for the first time in 15 years. The Government’s position on settlements is clear. They are illegal under international law, present an obstacle to peace, and threaten the physical viability of a two-state solution.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-12-05T12:29:04.537Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-05T12:29:04.537Z
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4210
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2018
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1012122
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Israeli Settlements more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the govenrment of Israel about the introduction of settlers into the Occupied West Bank and the implications of this for (1) Israel's compliance with international law, and (2) establishing a comprehensive peace agreement. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL11649 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 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
star this property answer text <p>​The Government's position on settlements remains clear: settlements are illegal under international law, present an obstacle to establishing a comprehensive peace agreement, and threaten the physical viability of a two-state solution. We will continue to raise our concerns with the Israeli authorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-12-05T12:29:54.237Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-05T12:29:54.237Z
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4210
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2018
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1012523
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Turkey: Emergency Powers more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they expressed appreciation to the government of Turkey following the lifting of the state of emergency in that country in July. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL11715 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
star this property answer text <p>​We welcomed the end of the state of emergency, and expressed the hope it would lead to normalisation and improved respect for fundamental freedoms in Turkey.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-12-05T14:19:39.623Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-05T14:19:39.623Z
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4210
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2018
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1012524
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Turkey: Detainees more like this
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unstar 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 number of people in Turkey who are currently detained without charge or trial. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL11716 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 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
star this property answer text <p>In Turkey, suspects can be held in police custody for 48 hours only without being charged. In some circumstances this period can be extended up to 12 days. For the suspect then to remain in detention, they must be charged and their detention must be approved by a court. According to a statement by the Turkish Justice Minister on 20 November, there are 57,000 people in detention in Turkey whose sentence has not been confirmed. Some of these individuals may be awaiting their first hearing. Others will be part way through their hearing at a first instance court. Others will have been convicted by a first instance court but are appealing their conviction. We are concerned by the high numbers of people in pre-trial detention and will continue to monitor these issues closely.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-12-05T14:43:53.423Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-05T14:43:53.423Z
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4210
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2018
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