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star this property date less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Syria 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 whether they plan to press for the referral of possible war crimes in Syria by all combatants to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court; and who, if anyone, records all breaches of international humanitarian law. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL906 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-07-06
star this property answer text <p>The UK has consistently called for the situation in Syria to be referred to the International Criminal Court and supported efforts at the UN Security Council to achieve this. However, these efforts were blocked by Russia and China on 22 May 2014. In partnership with other donor countries, we have funded the collection of documentary evidence of human rights abuses and violations. We will also look to expand the EU sanctions regime to cover more people responsible for human rights abuses and violations. We will continue to press for those responsible to be held accountable.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2015-07-06T11:50:53.177Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T11:50:53.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-25more like thismore than 2015-06-25
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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 Syria 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 steps they are taking to enable recognised religious leaders in Syria to act in parallel with all those searching for political solutions for that country. more like this
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star this property uin HL848 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 2015-07-03more like thismore than 2015-07-03
star this property answer text We recognise the important contribution that recognised religious leaders can make on the Syria political track. Along with other leading members of civil society, they will need a strong voice in the debate on Syria’s future. The UK has engaged directly with a number of religious leaders and representatives of minority communities. The UK has also been funding projects aimed at promoting dialogue between different ethnic and sectarian groups in Syria, as we seek further progress on a political settlement. Minorities including Alawites, Christians, Druze, Kurds and Turkmen have been represented in these projects. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2015-07-03T13:55:17.057Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-03T13:55:17.057Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
385722
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star this property date less than 2015-06-25more like thismore than 2015-06-25
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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 Syria 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 whether they plan to make contact with the democratic representatives of the cantons of Afrin, Kobane and Jazira, in Syria; if not, why not; and whether they plan to ask the United Nations mediator to make similar approaches. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL846 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 2015-07-03more like thismore than 2015-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The UK does not currently intend to make specific contact with the Kurdish cantons on political issues in Syria. The UK has engaged with Saleh Muslim, co-leader of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), who is their Foreign Affairs envoy. Saleh Muslim met UN Special Envoy Staffan De Mistura in May as part of the UN envoy’s consultations with parties trying to find a political settlement to the conflict. Syria’s political issues will need to be resolved through this wider political track.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2015-07-03T13:53:45.727Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-03T13:53:45.727Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
229487
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star this property date less than 2015-03-25more like thismore than 2015-03-25
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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 Tunisia and Lebanon 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 whether, in the light of the proximity of Tunisia and Lebanon to conflicts in Libya and Syria and the role of those states in hosting refugees, they intend to give priority for aid and investment to those states, in the context of the European Fund for Strategic Investments, the European Union Regional Strategy for Syria, the European Union–Tunisia Action Plan and existing association agreements. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL5948 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 2015-03-26more like thismore than 2015-03-26
star this property answer text <p>Lebanon and Tunisia are important partners and both the EU and the UK are committed to supporting them in addressing the problems stemming from crises in neighbouring countries. The UK has contributed over £190 million to support refugee and host communities in Lebanon since the Syria crisis began. In Tunisia we have committed £22 million to support political and economic development since the revolution in 2011. Both countries receive significant EU funding. Tunisia has been allocated up to €886 million from the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) for 2014-2020, and €16 million from the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR), the Instrument Contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP), the Non State Actors programme, the Civil Society Facility and ENI thematic instruments. Lebanon has an allocation of up to €385 million from the ENI for 2014-2020. In addition, Lebanon has been allocated a further €449.4 million in support from both the ENI and the IcSP to help it respond to the effects of the crisis in Syria. The Directorate General of the European Commission for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection is also providing €172.3 million for humanitarian assistance in Lebanon, with the EIDHR providing €2.4m for 2014-2017. Both countries can also benefit from long-term loans and risk capital facilities, provided and managed by the European Investment Bank.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2015-03-26T15:53:25.257Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-26T15:53:25.257Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
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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 Pakistan 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 steps they plan to take to encourage the government of Pakistan to ensure the protection of Christian and other religious minorities in that country. more like this
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star this property uin HL5923 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 2015-03-26more like thismore than 2015-03-26
star this property answer text <p>We remain deeply concerned by the violent persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in Pakistan and continue to urge the Government of Pakistan to protect the human rights of all its citizens as laid down in the Pakistan Constitution and take concrete action to deliver on commitments to protect minorities.</p><p>On 15 March the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my hon. Friend the Member for Bournemouth East (Mr Ellwood), joined our High Commissioner in Islamabad in condemning the most recent attack on Christians in Lahore. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond), discussed Pakistan’s misuse of the blasphemy laws with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in November 2014. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office monitors religious freedom in Pakistan in its annual Human Rights report, published on 12 March.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2015-03-26T12:53:42.33Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-26T12:53:42.33Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
381731
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star this property date less than 2015-06-17more like thismore than 2015-06-17
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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 Gambia 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 and other Commonwealth governments are making to the government of The Gambia about female genital mutilations, in particular regarding the desirability of eliminating the practice. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL584 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 2015-06-24more like thismore than 2015-06-24
star this property answer text <p>Our Embassy in Banjul has been working closely with non-governmental organisations to change local attitudes towards the practice. The Department for International Development is also funding a joint UN Population Fund (UNFPA)/United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) programme in The Gambia to raise public awareness. Progress is being made, but there is still a long way to go.</p><p>We welcome statements by the Gambian government against Female Genital Mutilation, including by the Vice President and the Minister of Health and Social Welfare but it has yet to legislate against the practice.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2015-06-24T15:53:04.843Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-24T15:53:04.843Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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2018
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-17more like thismore than 2015-03-17
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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 Palestinians 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 have made to the government of Israel about the refusal to allow delegations of British parliamentarians to enter Gaza from Israel since 2009; whether similar requests for entry via Egypt were refused in 2014; and what representations they have made for access in such situations. more like this
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star this property uin HL5802 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 2015-03-24more like thismore than 2015-03-24
star this property answer text <p>We do not hold the details of delegations of British parliamentarians that have been refused permission to enter Gaza from Israel since 2009. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advises against all travel to Gaza. We therefore do not make representations on behalf of parliamentarians wishing to do so.</p><p> </p><p>Our Embassy in Cairo forwarded a request to the Egyptian authorities for a British aid convoy to access Gaza via the Rafah crossing in 2014, after Egypt changed its policy to only considering applications requested by embassy note verbale. The convoy included one or two parliamentarians. The FCO made clear to the organisers that the visit was at their own risk. The Egyptian authorities agreed access for a reduced version of the convoy, but this was shortly before the Rafah crossing was closed indefinitely in October. We understand the convoy did not therefore gain access.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2015-03-24T13:52:09.14Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T13:52:09.14Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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2018
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star this property date less than 2015-03-16more like thismore than 2015-03-16
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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 Ukraine: Russia 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 whether they will seek agreement to concerted European and United States action in the event of any Russian-inspired attack on or towards the city of Mariupol in Ukraine. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL5775 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 2015-03-25more like thismore than 2015-03-25
star this property answer text <p>The UK will continue to work closely with our international partners to find a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Ukraine and calls on Russia to withdraw its equipment and troops from Ukraine, secure its borders and cease support for the separatists.</p><p>Sanctions must remain in place until there is full compliance with the Minsk agreements. New sanctions, which could be imposed quickly if there is further Russian aggression or if Russia fails to comply with its obligations under the Minsk agreements, are being prepared.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2015-03-25T14:26:02.947Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-25T14:26:02.947Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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2018
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star this property date less than 2015-03-13more like thismore than 2015-03-13
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Syria more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they and their allies will take action to prevent the use of barrel bombs, in particular against civilians, by the Assad administration in Syria. more like this
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star this property uin HL5718 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 2015-03-24more like thismore than 2015-03-24
star this property answer text <p>We are appalled by the Assad regime's indiscriminate use of weapons against the Syrian people. Through the UN, EU and other multilateral fora we have called for an end to these indiscriminate attacks, for a robust response to these violations of international law and for those responsible to be held to account.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2015-03-24T13:49:54.493Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T13:49:54.493Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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2018
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star this property date less than 2015-03-04more like thismore than 2015-03-04
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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 Companies more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to verify the bona fides and relevant beneficial interests of companies registered in the Crown Dependencies and British Overseas territories. more like this
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star this property uin HL5470 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 2015-03-16more like thismore than 2015-03-16
star this property answer text <p>The British Government believes that a central register is the best way to improve transparency of company ownership and control. The Crown Dependencies and the British Overseas Territories are separate jurisdictions with their own elected governments under which they are responsible for the bona fides and beneficial interests of companies registered in their jurisdiction. At the December Joint Ministerial Council the UK and Overseas Territory Leaders agreed to work together in raising international standards and to meet again to take forward implementation of the G20 principles on beneficial ownership. Dialogue has continued since the Joint Ministerial Council and we plan to meet again in the coming weeks.</p><p>All jurisdictions, including the Overseas Territories and the Crown Dependencies, will be subject to assessment against the international standards for anti-money laundering set by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). This will specifically look at the effectiveness of each country’s regimes, including those for beneficial ownership. These assessments will take place over the coming years and the results of them will be publicly available.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2015-03-16T12:15:20.383Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-16T12:15:20.383Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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2018
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