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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
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 Zimbabwe: Police 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 what assessment they have made of the impact on (1) freedom of the press, and (2) the impact on freedom of expression, of proposals to empower police to intercept communications and seize electronic equipment in Zimbabwe. more like this
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Baroness Deech remove filter
star this property uin HL3398 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 2016-12-01more like thismore than 2016-12-01
star this property answer text <p>We are concerned about the proposed Social Media Bill in Zimbabwe. The British Ambassador raised this with the Minister for Information, Media and Broadcasting on 19 September highlighting the importance of protecting freedom of media and expression, as guaranteed by Zimbabwe’s 2013 constitution. The Ambassador also emphasised the importance of urgent implementation in law of the provisions of the constitution.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-12-01T14:08:44.783Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-01T14:08:44.783Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-03more like thismore than 2016-11-03
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Universities: Freedom of Speech 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, in the light of the attempt by protesters to disrupt a talk by an Israeli speaker at University College London on 27 October, what steps they are taking to ensure freedom of speech. more like this
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Baroness Deech remove filter
star this property uin HL2972 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 2016-11-17more like thismore than 2016-11-17
star this property answer text <p>Open and robust debate is how students should challenge those they disagree with. There is no place for students that use intimidation or violence to attempt to shut down the free and open exchange of ideas.</p><p>Universities have a legal duty to secure freedom of speech for their members, students, employees and visiting speakers, and must have clearly set out policies for how they will ensure that this can happen. Universities also have a clear responsibility to provide a safe and inclusive environment and no staff or student should ever feel threatened or intimidated. It is also essential that they have clear policies and procedures to ensure that all students and staff can live and work without discrimination, intimidation or harassment. We expect universities to demonstrate how they will act swiftly to investigate and address hate crime, including anti-Semitic related incidents, reported to them.</p><p>We have asked the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), in their role as regulator, to engage with University College London (UCL) to ensure that their policies and procedures for events with external speakers are fit for purpose and were implemented appropriately in this instance. UCL have issued a statement on 11 November 2016 regarding the incident, which sets out that they have launched an immediate investigation.</p><p>In September 2015 we asked Universities UK (UUK) to set up a Harassment Taskforce. The Taskforce has recently published a report which sets out that universities should adopt a zero-tolerance approach to harassment and hate crime. The report has been attached to this answer. We must now ensure that the work of the Taskforce goes on to make a real difference to students across the country. The Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation has asked UUK to survey progress in six months and make sure universities are doing all they can to protect the safety and security of their students. We hope that the new guidelines for universities issued alongside the UUK Taskforce report will help universities in effectively tackling incidents such as these.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2016-11-17T17:15:39.213Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-17T17:15:39.213Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property file name Changing-the-Culture.pdf more like this
star this property title UUK_Changing_The_Culture more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-10more like thismore than 2016-10-10
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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 UN Human Rights Council 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 what assessment they have made of the criteria set by the UN General Assembly for election to the UN Human Rights Council in Resolution 60/251 in relation to the candidacies of China, Saudi Arabia and Russia. more like this
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Baroness Deech remove filter
star this property uin HL2159 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 2016-10-20more like thismore than 2016-10-20
star this property answer text <p>The UK carefully considers its votes against the criteria set out by the UN General Assembly; that members uphold the highest standards in the promotion and protection of human rights and fully cooperate with the Council. It is the UK's longstanding policy not to publicise how it votes.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-10-20T14:14:34.087Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-20T14:14:34.087Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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3756
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-07more like thismore than 2016-11-07
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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 Turkey: Human Rights more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 1 November (HL2451), what was the outcome of the representations made to the government of Turkey concerning the ongoing breaches of human rights and rights of press freedom. more like this
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star this property uin HL3021 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 2016-11-21more like thismore than 2016-11-21
star this property answer text <p>The UK has an ongoing dialogue with the Turkish Government on human rights and press freedoms. We will continue to underline the importance of fundamental rights and the protection of freedom of expression, and to monitor the situation closely.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-11-21T14:12:10.867Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-21T14:12:10.867Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-22more like thismore than 2016-11-22
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Oxford University: Antisemitism more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 17 November (HL2972), whether they will ask the Higher Education Funding Council for England, in its role as regulator, to engage with the University of Oxford to ensure that their policies and procedures were implemented appropriately following reports of anti-Semitic incidents involving students which led to the resignation of a student club chairman in February. more like this
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star this property uin HL3397 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 2016-12-02more like thismore than 2016-12-02
star this property answer text <p>The Government condemns antisemitism wherever it occurs, including on university campuses. Universities and student societies need to be robust in tackling these kinds of issues. Universities are autonomous and have processes for dealing with concerns and complaints where they are raised, unless there are regulatory issues to be addressed.</p><p>The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) holds ongoing discussions (both formal and informal) with institutions, including the University of Oxford, on a regular basis. As the regulator, HEFCE has established procedures for following on up concerns raised about universities. No concerns have been raised with HEFCE about the implementation by the University of Oxford of its policies and procedures on this issue.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2016-12-02T11:46:50.837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this