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star this property date less than 2024-02-01more like thismore than 2024-02-01
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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property hansard heading UNRWA more like this
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star this property question text To ask His Majesty's Government when they expect to be notified of the outcome of the investigation into allegations that some staff members of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) were involved in the Hamas attacks against Israel on 7 October 2023; and what steps they are taking to ensure that the humanitarian response in Gaza is not adversely affected as a result of the suspension of donor country funds to UNRWA. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL2138 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2024-02-16more like thismore than 2024-02-16
star this property answer text <p>The UK's pause in any future funding of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) will remain in place until we review the allegations, and we are looking to our partners in the UN to carry out a robust and comprehensive investigation. Any future funding decisions will be taken after this point. We remain committed to getting humanitarian aid to the people in Gaza who desperately need it, and our decision to pause future funding to UNRWA has no impact on the UK's contribution to the humanitarian response. Our commitment to trebling aid to Gaza still stands, and we are getting on with aid delivery through funding multiple implementing partners including other UN agencies and international and UK NGOs. This support is helping people in Gaza get food, water, shelter and medicines. The UK is providing £60 million in humanitarian assistance to support partners including the British Red Cross, UNICEF, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and Egyptian Red Crescent Society (ERCS) to respond to critical food, fuel, water, health, shelter and security needs in Gaza.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2024-02-16T14:57:09.897Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-16T14:57:09.897Z
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4210
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 The Marquess of Lothian more like this
1686488
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star this property date less than 2024-01-31more like thismore than 2024-01-31
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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 208 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Pakistan: Ahmadiyya 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 His Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of Ahmadis who will be excluded from voting in the forthcoming Pakistan elections because of their refusal to renounce their religious beliefs in order to qualify for the franchise. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL2061 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 2024-02-20more like thismore than 2024-02-20
star this property answer text <p>The UK advocates for inclusive elections, through which all of Pakistan's citizens can exercise their democratic rights. We advocate against any measures which restrict an individual's right to vote, including discriminatory measures used against religious minority communities, including the Ahmadiyya Muslim community. The 2021 Home Office country report outlines that there are no reliable estimates of the total number of Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan, many boycott the census as they are not able to self-identify as Muslim. Available information indicates the population is between 187,000 (official 2017 census results) and 600,000 (community sources), though some estimates suggest numbers as high as 4 million. On the 1 February, Ahmadiyya community spokesperson Amir Mahmood stated that the community has decided to disassociate from the upcoming general election on the 8 February, due to the use of a separate voter list which is prepared only for Ahmadi citizens and excludes them from the general voter list, unlike any other community.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2024-02-20T17:35:03.837Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-20T17:35:03.837Z
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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 Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1686489
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star this property date less than 2024-01-31more like thismore than 2024-01-31
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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 208 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Pakistan: Ahmadiyya 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 His Majesty's Government when they last held discussions regarding the civil and democratic rights of Ahmadi citizens in Pakistan with (1) the government of Pakistan, and (2) with the Secretary General of the Commonwealth; and what responses they received. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL2062 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2024-02-19more like thismore than 2024-02-19
star this property answer text <p>On 19 January, I raised the need for inclusivity in the upcoming elections with Pakistan's Caretaker Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani.  On 25 September 2023, the former Foreign Secretary raised the importance of credible, inclusive, and timely elections with Pakistan's Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-haq Kakar. On 21 August, I wrote to Foreign Minister Jilani to raise concerns about the treatment of minority religious communities and underline the need to ensure all Pakistan's citizens, including Ahmadi Muslims, are able to exercise their democratic rights. There have been no recent discussions between HMG and the Secretary General of the Commonwealth on Ahmadi citizens in Pakistan. At CHOGM 2022 Commonwealth leaders endorsed specific language, proposed by the UK, that noted that freedom of religion or belief are cornerstones of democratic societies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2024-02-19T17:35:36.237Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-19T17:35:36.237Z
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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 Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1686490
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star this property date less than 2024-01-31more like thismore than 2024-01-31
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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 208 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Pakistan: Development Aid 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 His Majesty's Government what is the current annual level of overseas aid to Pakistan; what is the projected amount allocated for 2025; and how much of this aid is tied to promoting democracy; human rights, the rule of law, the protection of minorities, and development of civil society in Pakistan. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL2063 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2024-02-14more like thismore than 2024-02-14
star this property answer text <p>The FCDO's Official Development Assistance (ODA) allocation for Pakistan for FY 2023-24 is £41.5 million and for 2024-25 the tentative allocation is £133 million - as shared in the FCDO's 2022-23 Annual Accounts. We prioritise our aid to achieve maximum impact for the people of Pakistan in-line with our strategic priorities, including promoting the rights of religious minorities, the rule of law and development of civil society. Exact spend for specific sectors is not yet available for 2023-24.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2024-02-14T17:45:20.607Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-14T17:45:20.607Z
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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 Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1686491
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star this property date less than 2024-01-31more like thismore than 2024-01-31
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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 208 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Ian Stones 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 His Majesty's Government when they first heard of the imprisonment of Ian James Stones in China; and what consular support they have provided to him. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL2064 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 2024-02-14more like thismore than 2024-02-14
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign, Commonwealth &amp; Development Office (FCDO) are unable to provide comment on this in line with relevant UK data protection legislation [Personal information charter - Foreign, Commonwealth &amp; Development Office - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)].</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2024-02-14T17:41:05.07Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-14T17:41:05.07Z
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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 Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1686498
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star this property date less than 2024-01-31more like thismore than 2024-01-31
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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 208 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Gaza: Humanitarian Aid 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 His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that four UK medical staff were injured in a bombing of the facilities of International Rescue Committee and Medical Aid for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. more like this
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL2073 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 2024-02-19more like thismore than 2024-02-19
star this property answer text <p>The safety of humanitarian personnel and healthcare workers in Gaza is critical to enable aid to reach those who need it most. We continue to call for International Humanitarian Law (IHL) to be respected. Too many civilians have been killed and we want to see Israel take greater care to limit its operations to military targets and avoid harming civilians and destroying homes.</p><p>The Foreign Secretary underlined the need for Israel to ensure effective deconfliction in Gaza and to take all possible measures to ensure the safety of medical personnel and facilities during his visit to Israel on 24 January.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL2075 more like this
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less than 2024-02-19T17:48:43.493Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-19T17:48:43.493Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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4301
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this
1686499
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star this property date less than 2024-01-31more like thismore than 2024-01-31
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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 208 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Gaza: Armed Conflict 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 His Majesty's Government what discussions they have held with the government of Israel regarding the protection of civilians during the Gaza conflict. more like this
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL2074 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2024-02-14more like thismore than 2024-02-14
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign Secretary and the Prime Minister have reiterated the vital steps needed for a sustainable, permanent ceasefire in their contacts with Prime Minister Netanyahu and other senior Israeli political leaders, including during the Foreign Secretary's visit to Israel on 24 January. There must be a reduction in civilian casualties. All parties must act within International Humanitarian Law. We want to see Israel take greater care to limit its operations to military targets and avoid harming civilians and destroying homes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2024-02-14T17:40:18.15Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-14T17:40:18.15Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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4301
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this
1686500
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star this property date less than 2024-01-31more like thismore than 2024-01-31
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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 208 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Gaza: Humanitarian Aid 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 His Majesty's Government what discussions they have held with the government of Israel regarding the safety of UK and international non-governmental organisations delivering humanitarian aid and medical help in safe zones in Gaza. more like this
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL2075 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 2024-02-19more like thismore than 2024-02-19
star this property answer text <p>The safety of humanitarian personnel and healthcare workers in Gaza is critical to enable aid to reach those who need it most. We continue to call for International Humanitarian Law (IHL) to be respected. Too many civilians have been killed and we want to see Israel take greater care to limit its operations to military targets and avoid harming civilians and destroying homes.</p><p>The Foreign Secretary underlined the need for Israel to ensure effective deconfliction in Gaza and to take all possible measures to ensure the safety of medical personnel and facilities during his visit to Israel on 24 January.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL2073 more like this
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less than 2024-02-19T17:48:43.447Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-19T17:48:43.447Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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4301
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this
1686504
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star this property date less than 2024-01-31more like thismore than 2024-01-31
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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 208 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Gaza: Genocide Convention more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they will take to monitor Israel’s compliance with the interim ruling of the International Court of Justice regarding its conduct in the conflict in Gaza. more like this
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Baroness Janke more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL2079 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 2024-02-19more like thismore than 2024-02-19
star this property answer text <p>We respect the role and independence of the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Israel has the right to defend itself against Hamas in line with International Humanitarian Law, as we have said from the outset. We have long advocated for the release of hostages and the need to get more aid in. We are clear that an immediate pause is necessary to get aid in and hostages out, and then we want to build towards a sustainable, permanent ceasefire, without a return to the fighting.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2024-02-19T17:47:35.003Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-19T17:47:35.003Z
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4210
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 Janke more like this
1686505
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star this property date less than 2024-01-31more like thismore than 2024-01-31
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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 208 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Israel: Arms Trade more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask His Majesty's Government whether they will review their policy regarding the export of arms to Israel in light of the International Court of Justice’s interim ruling regarding the conflict in Gaza. more like this
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Baroness Janke more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL2080 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 2024-02-19more like thismore than 2024-02-19
star this property answer text <p>We regularly review advice about Israel's capability and commitment to International Humanitarian Law, and act in accordance with that advice, for example when considering export licences. We support Israel's legitimate right to defend itself and take action against terrorism, within the bounds of International Humanitarian Law.</p><p>We respect the role and independence of the International Court of Justice (ICJ). However, we have stated that we have considerable concerns about this case, which is not helpful in the goal of achieving a sustainable ceasefire.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2024-02-19T17:40:20.283Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-19T17:40:20.283Z
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4210
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 Janke more like this