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1124864
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Daphne Caruana Galizia 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 recent discussions they have had with the Maltese Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government about the progress of the investigation into the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia. more like this
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Baroness Helic remove filter
star this property uin HL15539 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 2019-05-20more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The Home Secretary raised the issue with his counterpart last November and it was raised again by our High Commissioner with both the Home Affairs and Justice Ministers in March this year. Most recently, the Foreign Secretary discussed the case with the Maltese Foreign Minister on 13 May.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T13:16:04.163Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T13:16:04.163Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Helic more like this
1124865
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Daphne Caruana Galizia 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 whether any Government ministers have met the family of Daphne Caruana Galizia to offer support to efforts to achieve justice in her case. more like this
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Baroness Helic remove filter
star this property uin HL15540 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 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>​No British Government ministers have met with the family but we have made clear, both in public and with the Maltese Government, our support for justice to be served. We would consider any written request for a meeting if received.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T13:16:38.24Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:16:38.24Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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4331
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Helic more like this
1124867
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Daphne Caruana Galizia 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 Maltese Governor’s commitment to (1) bring the murderers of Daphne Caruana Galizia to justice, and (2) uphold its obligations to guarantee and safeguard freedom of expression in Malta as required by the European Convention on Human Rights. more like this
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Baroness Helic remove filter
star this property uin HL15542 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 2019-05-20more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>​The Maltese Government has provided reassurances both in public and private that all efforts are being made to ensure justice will be served in this case. Three suspects have been arrested and will stand trial. The police investigation, supported by Europol, continues to pursue lines of enquiry to identify those behind the murder. On freedom of expression, last year’s Media and Defamation Act, aims to strengthen legal protections for journalists in Malta. The Maltese Government has also expressed early interest in joining the Foreign Secretary’s Media Freedom Conference in July, as a further demonstration of Malta’s resolve to work with international partners to increase the protection of journalists and of freedom of expression.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T13:18:04.227Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T13:18:04.227Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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4331
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Helic more like this
1124868
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Daphne Caruana Galizia 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 whether they have raised the case of Daphne Caruana Galizia at the (1) EU Foreign Affairs Council, and (2) Commonwealth Secretariat; and if so, what the outcomes of those discussions were. more like this
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Baroness Helic remove filter
star this property uin HL15543 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 2019-05-20more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>​As there are ongoing police and judicial processes taking place in Malta, the UK Government has not therefore raised the case at the EU Foreign Affairs Council or with the Commonwealth Secretariat.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T13:18:30.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T13:18:30.763Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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4331
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Helic more like this
1132626
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Press Freedom 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 plans they have, if any, to invite the families of Jamal Khashoggi and Daphne Caruana Galizia to the Global Conference for Media Freedom in July. more like this
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Baroness Helic remove filter
star this property uin HL16404 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 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>​As this is the first ever Ministerial gathering on the issue of media freedom we want to make sure that the personal stories of journalists targeted for their work form the centre of the conference. We are therefore making sure that most panels include a journalist with a personal story, or a member of their family. High profile cases, like those of Jamal Khashoggi and Daphne Caruana Galizia will feature, but there are other cases that are less high profile but whose victims also deserve justice.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T16:40:04.887Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:40:04.887Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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4331
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Helic more like this
1132627
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Press Freedom 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 speech by the Foreign Secretary at the UNESCO World Press Freedom Day in Addis Ababa on 2 May, what action they have taken to (1) "shine a spotlight on abuses" of media freedom in (a) Malta, and (b) Saudi Arabia, and (2) "raise the price for those who would murder, arrest or detain journalists just for doing their jobs" as part of their Media Freedom campaign. more like this
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Baroness Helic remove filter
star this property uin HL16405 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 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>​As part of our Media Freedom Campaign we have been working to raise the profile of media freedom across the globe. As an example, many of our posts held events to mark World Press Freedom Day on 3 May. We created a new Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship, enabling 60 African journalists over the next 5 years to gain experience in the newsrooms of Britain's leading media organisations. The Foreign Secretary has appointed Amal Clooney as his Special Envoy on Media Freedom and she is convening a High Level Panel of Legal Experts who will generate increased momentum around the need to amend outdated legislation. We are also building an alliance of likeminded partners who will lobby with us on individual cases.</p><p>With regards to Malta, we have made clear our position on the tragic death of Daphne Caruana Galizia in October 2017, that all those responsible must be held to account. We continue to raise this case with the Maltese government and have encouraged engagement with the Media Freedom campaign and its aim to increase the protection of journalists worldwide. On Saudi Arabia, we remain concerned about deterioration in freedom of expression and freedom of the press. We work closely with the Saudi Arabian government on issues related to media freedom. We also raise individual cases of detained journalists with Saudi counterparts. The UK has condemned Jamal Khashoggi's killing in the strongest possible terms. Anyone found responsible for any offence must be held fully accountable.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T16:02:39.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:02:39.627Z
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4306
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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4331
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Helic more like this
1132628
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sudan: Human Rights 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 (1) the role and influence of the Rapid Support Forces in the new government of Sudan, and (2) the impact this has had on the human rights situation in that country. more like this
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Baroness Helic remove filter
star this property uin HL16406 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 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text <p>We have expressed concerns at the past role of the Rapid Support Forces. We have said in public and in private that there must be accountability for the crimes committed by members of the former regime. We condemn the recent violent attacks by Sudanese security forces against peaceful protestors in Sudan, which left many dead or injured. The Transitional Military Council bears full responsibility. The UK, through the EU Foreign Affairs Council issued a statement on 17 June, which called for all human rights violations and abuses committed to be investigated in an independent and transparent manner, and perpetrators held accountable for their acts.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-06-27T14:37:49.403Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T14:37:49.403Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Helic more like this
1132629
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Mohamed Hamdan Dagolo 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 alleged role of the interim leader of Sudan, General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, in any genocide or war crime committed by Janjaweed forces in Darfur. more like this
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Baroness Helic remove filter
star this property uin HL16407 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 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text <p>​The UK continues to engage with a range of opposition members, Transitional Military Council and members of the protest movement. As part of these interactions our Ambassador to Khartoum met the Deputy Chair of the Transitional Military Committee, Mohamed Hamdan Dagolo (&quot;Hametti&quot;), on April 15 to call for steps to improve the situation in Sudan; a swift move to a civilian transitional government; and, the release of all political detainees. We have expressed concerns at the past role of the Rapid Support Forces. We have said in public and in private, that there must be accountability for the crimes committed by members of the former regime. We condemn the recent violent attacks by Sudanese security forces against peaceful protestors in Sudan, which left many dead or injured. The Transitional Military Council bears full responsibility.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-06-27T14:38:51.29Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T14:38:51.29Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Helic more like this