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1123779
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star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Gaza: 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 16 April (HL15124), what steps they are taking to ensure that accountability for all violations of international humanitarian and human rights law is pursued impartially, fairly, and in a balanced manner. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
star this property uin HL15417 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
star this property answer text <p>We have called on all parties to abide by international humanitarian law and to promote peace, stability and security. We continue to discuss with our partners in the UN how best to pursue accountability in an impartial, fair and balanced manner.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-08T15:23:55.543Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
1123780
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Israel: Palestinians more like this
star 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 16 April (HL15129), what steps they intend to take to encourage the government of Israel to ensure that any actions it takes are proportionate and adhere to international humanitarian law. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
star this property uin HL15418 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
star this property answer text <p>We continue to urge the Israeli authorities to ensure that their actions are proportionate and in line with international humanitarian law. We reiterated the importance of this in the UK statement at the UN Security Council on 29 April.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-08T15:23:08.943Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-08T15:23:08.943Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
1123781
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Israel: Palestinians more like this
star 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 16 April (HL15172), what positive steps the government of Israel has taken in relation to the treatment of Palestinian children in Israeli military detention since the last review in 2012. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
star this property uin HL15419 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
star this property answer text <p>We welcomed progress Israel had made on this issue, including: a reduction in the number of detainees aged between 12 and 14 years old; the increase in the age of maturity from 16 to 18 years old; the establishment of separate juvenile courts; and the enactment of a special statute of limitations for minors. Initial detention periods have also been shortened. However we continue to have strong concerns about continued reports of ill-treatment of Palestinian minors in Israeli military detention and remain committed to working with Israel to secure improvements to its practices.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-08T15:22:48.243Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-08T15:22:48.243Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
1123782
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Gaza: Israel more like this
star 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 representations are they making to the government of Israel about that government restricting books being brought into Gaza. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
star this property uin HL15420 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
star this property answer text <p>We have not raised this specific issue with the Israeli authorities. The right to education and the supply of books for this purpose is a basic right. That is why the UK continues to support education through our funding to the Palestinian Authority and the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees. Last year, UK support contributed towards the salaries of approximately 33,000 public servants under the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, including teachers, helping 25,000 young Palestinians to receive an education and proper reading material. We continue to regularly urge the Israeli authorities to remove restrictions on movement and access in Gaza which can impair access to quality education.</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 2019-05-08T15:22:10.75Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-08T15:22:10.75Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
1122921
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Childbirth more like this
star 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 estimate, if any, they have made of the prevalence of medical detentions after childbirth complications in hospitals in countries that receive UK Official Development Assistance. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
star this property uin HL15312 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
star this property answer text <p>The UK is deeply concerned that women are being detained because they cannot pay medical fees, including after childbirth complications. We are currently supporting the World Health Organisation to review the extent of the problem and assess what can be done.</p><p>Through our work at country level, we also help promote financing reforms to benefit the poor and reduce out-of-pocket expenditure on health. We also advocate for respectful behaviour in health facilities. We are committed to deepen our engagement in this area to ensure respectful and safe maternity care that does not impoverish mothers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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HL15313 more like this
HL15314 more like this
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less than 2019-05-07T15:32:07.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-07T15:32:07.907Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
1122922
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Childbirth more like this
star 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 discussions, if any, they have had with countries which receive UK Official Development Assistance about women and girls being held in medical detention due to their inability to pay medical bills relating to childbirth complications; and whether they encourage such countries, in such discussions, to release such women and girls. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
star this property uin HL15313 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
star this property answer text <p>The UK is deeply concerned that women are being detained because they cannot pay medical fees, including after childbirth complications. We are currently supporting the World Health Organisation to review the extent of the problem and assess what can be done.</p><p>Through our work at country level, we also help promote financing reforms to benefit the poor and reduce out-of-pocket expenditure on health. We also advocate for respectful behaviour in health facilities. We are committed to deepen our engagement in this area to ensure respectful and safe maternity care that does not impoverish mothers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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HL15312 more like this
HL15314 more like this
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less than 2019-05-07T15:32:08Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-07T15:32:08Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
1122923
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Childbirth more like this
star 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 support work in countries which receive UK Official Development Assistance to release women and girls from being held in medical detention due to their inability to pay medical bills after childbirth complications. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
star this property uin HL15314 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
star this property answer text <p>The UK is deeply concerned that women are being detained because they cannot pay medical fees, including after childbirth complications. We are currently supporting the World Health Organisation to review the extent of the problem and assess what can be done.</p><p>Through our work at country level, we also help promote financing reforms to benefit the poor and reduce out-of-pocket expenditure on health. We also advocate for respectful behaviour in health facilities. We are committed to deepen our engagement in this area to ensure respectful and safe maternity care that does not impoverish mothers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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HL15312 more like this
HL15313 more like this
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less than 2019-05-07T15:32:08.08Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-07T15:32:08.08Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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200
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
1110708
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Israel: Palestinians more like this
star this property house id 2 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 Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 3 April (HL14802), what (1) steps they have taken, and (2) representations they have made, to the government of Israel about changing and improving the detention practices used by that government in relation to Palestinian children since the publication of the report by a delegation of British lawyers on the treatment of Palestinian children under Israeli military law Children in Military Custody in June 2012; whether they intend to take further steps, involving international organisations, in regard to the detention practices that government uses; if so, what; and if not, why not. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
star this property uin HL15172 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-16more like thismore than 2019-04-16
star this property answer text <p>The treatment of Palestinian children in Israeli military detention remains an important concern for the UK. While welcoming the positive steps that Israel has taken since the last review in 2012, we continue to call upon Israel to improve its practices in line with international law and obligations. Officials at our Embassy in Tel Aviv raised our concerns about children in detention with the Israeli authorities on 18 March 2019 and reiterated the UK’s offer of expert discussions on the issue. We also raised the issue in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Annual Human Rights Report, and on the international stage, including at the UN Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review of Israel in January 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-04-16T13:53:02.187Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-16T13:53:02.187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
1110157
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star this property date less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Gaza: Demonstrations more like this
star 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 were the grounds for their abstention from the vote on the motion endorsing the Report of the detailed findings of the independent international Commission of inquiry on the protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, published on 18 March, at the Fortieth Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on 22 March. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
star this property uin HL15124 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-16more like thismore than 2019-04-16
star this property answer text <p>Our abstention followed from our position in May 2018, when we abstained on the resolution that created the Commission of Inquiry into the Gaza protests. Our expectation is that accountability must be pursued impartially, fairly, and in a balanced manner. We could not therefore support a resolution that failed to call explicitly for an investigation into the action of non-state actors such as Hamas. It is a source of great concern that, between 30 March 2018 and 31 March 2019, over 29,000 Palestinians have been injured and 195 Palestinians have been killed during the Gaza protests. So while we are clear that Israel has the right to self-defence, and that Hamas operatives have cynically exploited these protests, we have also expressed to Israel our serious concerns about the use of live ammunition and excessive force by the Israel Defence Forces. We continue to fully support an independent and transparent investigation into the deadly events in Gaza. Our decision to abstain alongside Denmark, Croatia, Italy and Japan, reflects this balanced approach.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-04-16T13:46:27.853Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-16T13:46:27.853Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
1110158
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star this property date less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Israel: West Bank 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 representations they will make to the government of Israel about reports of the continued demolition of homes and animal shelters by Israel in Area C of the West Bank under the pretext of a lack of planning permission. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
star this property uin HL15125 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-16more like thismore than 2019-04-16
star this property answer text <p>We have repeatedly made clear to the Israeli authorities our serious concern at the increase in demolitions of Palestinian properties in Area C of the West Bank. We call on them to cease the policy of demolitions and to provide a clear, transparent route to construction for Palestinians in Area C.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-04-16T13:46:50.493Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-16T13:46:50.493Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this