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star this property date less than 2017-02-08more like thismore than 2017-02-08
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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
star this property hansard heading Zainab al-Khawaja 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 the Government has made to the Bahrainian Government on the case of Zainab Al-Khawaja. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-20more like thismore than 2017-02-20
unstar this property answer text <p>I refer the Hon. Member to my answer of 9 June 2016 (PQ 39140). Shortly after the visit of the former Foreign Secretary, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond), Zainab Al Khawaja was released from prison on 31 May 2016. We raised Zainab Al Khawaja’s case regularly at a senior level with the Government of Bahrain prior to her release from prison on 31 May 2016.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-02-20T16:47:21.67Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-10-07more like thismore than 2016-10-07
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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
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Military Intervention more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what reasons the Government did not support proposals by the Netherlands for the UN Human Rights Council to set up an independent inquiry into civilian deaths in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-10-17more like thismore than 2016-10-17
unstar this property answer text <p>​We worked hard with international partners to secure a strong resolution to help the situation on the ground in Yemen. The resolution includes a commitment to increase the number of international human rights experts in the Yemen Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) operation, making clear the independent mandate for OHCHR to conduct their own investigations. The resolution also maintains the technical cooperation programme for OHCHR to strengthen the National Commission in Yemen, which we believe will make a difference on the ground. We look forward to reports from the OHCHR next year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2016-10-17T16:50:36.423Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T16:50:36.423Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-13more like thismore than 2016-04-13
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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
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Military Intervention more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many cases of alleged international humanitarian law violations by the Saudi coalition within the Yemen conflict presented to the UK and Saudi authorities by NGOs have been investigated by the Government. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-18more like thismore than 2016-04-18
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK has encouraged Saudi Arabia to investigate allegations of breaches of International Humanitarian Law.</p><p>The Saudi Arabian Government announced on 29 February that they are forming an independent committee to examine military activity in civilian areas in order to minimise possible civilian casualties; assess the Coalition’s rules of engagement; assess accidents, verification and targeting procedures and advise how they can be improved; and provide a clear, full and objective report for each investigation made including conclusions, lessons learnt and recommendations for future actions.</p><p>We monitor the situation closely and we welcome any further information non-governmental organisations can provide to supplement the range of information we consider from a variety of sources.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2016-04-18T15:23:36.993Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-18T15:23:36.993Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-11-22more like thismore than 2016-11-22
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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
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Military Intervention more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government will make an assessment of the implications for his Department's policies of the Human Rights Watch's findings on the proportionality of the 8 October 2016 airstrike on a funeral in Sanaa by the Saudi-led Coalition. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-28more like thismore than 2016-11-28
unstar this property answer text <p>Saudi Arabia has publicly stated that it is investigating reports of alleged violations of International Humanitarian Law (IHL), and that any lessons learned will be acted upon. It is for every party to a conflict to assess the concrete military advantage it is seeking to achieve against other factors, which include any incidental harm to civilians or damage to civilian objects, which would be excessive in relation to that military advantage</p><p>The UK welcomes the release by the Coalition's Joint Incidents Assessment Team (JIAT) of the outcome of an initial investigation into reports of an airstrike hitting a funeral hall in the Yemeni capital Sana'a on 8 October. Our consideration of the reports will be used to contribute to our overall view on the approach and attitude of Saudi Arabia to IHL, as part of all the information available to us. This, in turn, informs the risk assessment made against the Consolidated Criteria.</p><p>We continue to monitor the situation closely, seeking further information where appropriate. We welcome any further information Non-Government Organisations can provide.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2016-11-28T16:08:24.767Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-28T16:08:24.767Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-06more like thismore than 2017-01-06
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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
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Military Intervention more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government will publish the findings on which its assessment of alleged violations of international humanitarian law by airstrikes from the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen is based. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-01-16more like thismore than 2017-01-16
unstar this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) monitors and analyses incidents of alleged International Humanitarian Law (IHL) violations using available information which in turn is used by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to form an overall view on the approach and attitude of Saudi Arabia to IHL. The FCO is not acting to determine whether a sovereign state has or has not acted in breach of IHL, but instead as Criterion 2(c) requires – acting to make an overall judgement.</p><p>It is important to make clear that neither the MOD nor the FCO reaches a conclusion as to whether or not an IHL violation has taken place in relation to each and every incident of potential concern that comes to its attention. This would simply not be possible in conflicts to which the UK is not a party, as is the case in Yemen.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2017-01-16T16:45:52.02Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-16T16:45:52.02Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-03-16more like thismore than 2016-03-16
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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
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Military Intervention more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 10 March 2016 to Question 29389, on Yemen: military intervention, whether his Department has made an assessment of the independence and integrity of Saudi Arabia's internal procedures for investigations as referred to in that Question. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 31488 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-21more like thismore than 2016-03-21
unstar this property answer text <p>As the Saudi Arabian Government has publicly announced, British and other foreign advisors will provide advice to the independent committee that will assess Saudi Arabian military activity in Yemen. We are standing by to assist this activity as required.</p><p>The UK has been using diplomatic and military channels to engage with Saudi Arabia on compliance with International Humanitarian Law (IHL). I have spoken to the Saudi Ambassador and the Foreign Secretary, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond), has engaged with his counterpart on the importance of compliance with IHL.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2016-03-21T14:09:53.257Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-21T14:09:53.257Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-03-16more like thismore than 2016-03-16
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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
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Military Intervention more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 10 March 2016 to Question 29389, on how many occasions and on what dates since the Convention on Cluster Munitions came into force the Government has (a) raised the issue of the use of cluster munitions with Saudi Arabia and (b) encouraged Saudi Arabia to accede to that Convention. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 31489 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-21more like thismore than 2016-03-21
unstar this property answer text <p>We are aware of reports of the alleged use of Cluster Munitions by the Coalition in Yemen. We have raised this issue with the Saudi Arabian authorities and, in line with our obligations under the Convention on Cluster Munitions, continue to encourage Saudi Arabia, as a non-party to the Convention, to accede to it.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2016-03-21T14:08:15.883Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-21T14:08:15.883Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-03-16more like thismore than 2016-03-16
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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
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Military Intervention more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 10 March 2016 to Question 29389, whether he has sought assurances that Saudi Arabia's internal procedures for investigations are being used to investigate (a) attacks on the Médecins Sans Frontières hospitals and mobile clinic and (b) the airstrike on the Oxfam warehouse. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-21more like thismore than 2016-03-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The results of the investigation into the October Médecins Sans Frontières incident were announced at a Saudi Arabian press conference on 31 January, as was the intention to investigate all allegations of concern. The UK has been using diplomatic and military channels to engage with Saudi Arabia on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) compliance. I have spoken to the Saudi Ambassador and the Foreign Secretary, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond), has engaged with his counterpart on the importance of compliance with IHL.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2016-03-21T14:11:43.42Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-21T14:11:43.42Z
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star this property date less than 2016-04-08more like thismore than 2016-04-08
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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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star this property hansard heading Yemen: Military Intervention more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 March 2016 to Question 31489, what the date was of the most recent meeting at which the use of cluster munitions was raised with the Saudi Arabian government since the Convention on Cluster Munitions came into force on 30 May 2008. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-13more like thismore than 2016-04-13
unstar this property answer text <p>The issue of Cluster Munitions was raised with the Saudis by Sir Alan Duncan, the Government’s Envoy on Yemen during his visit to Riyadh on 6 April 2016. In line with our obligations under the Convention on Cluster Munitions, we continue to encourage Saudi Arabia, as a non-party to the Convention, to accede to it.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2016-04-13T16:24:49.17Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-13T16:24:49.17Z
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star this property date less than 2016-06-15more like thismore than 2016-06-15
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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
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Military Intervention more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the conclusions of the report The lawfulness of the authorisation by the United Kingdom of weapons and related items for export to Saudi Arabia in the context of Saudi Arabia's military intervention in Yemen by Professor Philippe Sands QC and others, published on 11 December 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-06-27more like thismore than 2016-06-27
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK Government takes its arms export responsibilities very seriously and operates one of the most robust arms export control regimes in the world. All export licence applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria, taking account of all relevant factors at the time of the application.</p><p>A licence will not be issued, for any country, if to do so would be inconsistent with any provision of the mandatory Criteria, including where we assess there is a clear risk that it might be used in the commission of a serious violation of International Humanitarian Law. The Government is satisfied that extant licences for Saudi Arabia are compliant with the UK’s export licensing criteria.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2016-06-27T13:13:03.01Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-27T13:13:03.01Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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