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Results 1–20 of 2000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Dominic Raab

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Chile: Demonstrations (31 Jan 2020)

Dominic Raab: ​The British Government is concerned by events that have occurred in Chile. Our Ambassador in Chile has talked with representatives of the Chilean Government about the protests and has expressed concern about the violence and reports of human rights abuses. Our Embassy in Santiago will remain in contact with the Chilean authorities, and we continue to monitor the situation closely.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Guinea: Demonstrations (31 Jan 2020)

Dominic Raab: The British Government is concerned by reports of the deteriorating political environment in Guinea, and about demonstrations that have led to a number of violent incidents, including deaths. In its statement at the United Nations Human Rights Council’s 35th Universal Periodic Review on 21 January, the UK urged the Government of Guinea to ensure the safety of journalists and human rights...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: India: Internet (31 Jan 2020)

Dominic Raab: The Minister of State for the Commonwealth, UN and South Africa met India’s Minister of State for External Affairs on 19 December 2019 and discussed, among other things, the human rights situation across India. The Minister of State raised the situation in Kashmir and when restrictions would be lifted. I will continue to monitor developments closely and raise concerns with the Government of...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Indonesia: LGBT People (31 Jan 2020)

Dominic Raab: Embassy officials took part in a meeting between likeminded partners and Indonesian Justice Minister Laoly on 14 January where serious concerns about the Mayor of Depok’s plan were raised. The UK continues to advocate for minority rights, including lobbying to ensure that any changes to the Indonesian penal code do not discriminate against minority groups and holding a workshop in December...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Libya: Peace Negotiations (31 Jan 2020)

Dominic Raab: The UK is clear that lasting peace and stability in Libya will come only through an inclusive political settlement. We are actively engaged in international diplomatic efforts to secure an end to the fighting and a return to the UN-led political process. The Prime Minister represented the UK at the Berlin conference on Libya on 19 January, alongside other international leaders. He urged those...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Burma: Rohingya (31 Jan 2020)

Dominic Raab: We have welcomed the International Court of Justice’s decision on provisional measures, which was clear that Myanmar must do more to protect the Rohingya. This decision reinforces the UK’s policy on protecting the Rohingya. We urge Myanmar to comply with these measures in full. We urge Myanmar to implement the recommendations of the Annan-led Rakhine Advisory Commission and of the recent...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Russia: Foreign Relations (31 Jan 2020)

Dominic Raab: The Prime Minister met President Putin at the Berlin Conference on Libya on 19th January. They discussed our shared responsibility to address issues of international security including the conflict in Libya and the future of Syria. The British Government has repeatedly called on Russia to fully respect Ukraine’s independence and territorial integrity. What Russia has done and continues to...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Anne Sacoolas (24 Oct 2019)

Dominic Raab: As I explained to the House on 21 October, at the time of the accident, the American involved had diplomatic immunity as a result of the notification of her husband as a member of the administrative and technical staff of the US Embassy based at the Croughton annex. As I also explained to the House, the UK Government was notified of the family's arrival in the UK in July 2019. The individual...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Anne Sacoolas (24 Oct 2019)

Dominic Raab: I set out the Foreign Office's handling of the Harry Dunn case in my statement of 21 October. We have received a number of requests to release information on this case and are considering how to respond to these requests in accordance with the principles under the Freedom of Information Act.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Anne Sacoolas (24 Oct 2019)

Dominic Raab: I was notified of the individual's departure the day after she had left the country.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Anne Sacoolas (24 Oct 2019)

Dominic Raab: No. My officials have not met or corresponded with the individual concerned.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Anne Sacoolas (24 Oct 2019)

Dominic Raab: As I explained to the House on 21 October, the US Embassy told the FCO on 13 September that the individual concerned would be leaving the country imminently unless the UK had strong objections. We duly and immediately objected in clear terms and have done so ever since. When the FCO followed up with the US Embassy on 16 September, they informed the FCO that the individual had left the UK the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Anne Sacoolas (24 Oct 2019)

Dominic Raab: The US Embassy told the FCO about the accident on 28 August.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Anne Sacoolas (24 Oct 2019)

Dominic Raab: The FCO did not issue formal guidance on the treatment of the individual concerned to Northamptonshire Police. However, the FCO did inform the police of her immunity status. As I explained to the House on 21 October, throughout we have liaised with the police to clear away obstacles to justice being done, and we will continue to do all we can to support the police and the Crown Prosecution...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Anne Sacoolas (24 Oct 2019)

Dominic Raab: As I explained to the House on 21 October, I raised this case twice with the US Ambassador in order to express my disappointment with the decision not to waive immunity, and to request that the decision be reversed. I spoke to the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the same terms on 7 October and the Prime Minister raised the case with President Trump on 9 October.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Burma: Religious Freedom (8 Oct 2019)

Dominic Raab: We are clear that there should be accountability for the atrocities set out in the reports of the UN Fact Finding Mission on human rights abuses in Myanmar. We assess, however, that there is insufficient support amongst Security Council members for a referral to the International Criminal Court at this time. The UK has nonetheless taken steps to maintain the international spotlight on the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Burma: Religious Freedom (8 Oct 2019)

Dominic Raab: The UK regularly voices its concerns about democratic and religious freedoms for minorities in Myanmar. In July, the Ambassador met the Minister for Religious and Cultural Affairs to discuss religious freedom and Christians in Myanmar. Our ambassador also called Reverend Samson, President of the Kachin Baptist Church, in July. The Ambassador voiced his support after the military brought false...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Ukraine: NATO (8 Oct 2019)

Dominic Raab: The United Kingdom continues to support NATO's Open Door policy under which all European democracies are entitled to pursue NATO membership. The decision over whether to seek NATO membership is a matter for the people and government of Ukraine. Last month the Minister for Europe and the Americas met with Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko and Vice Prime Minister for European Integration Dmytro...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Yemen: Armed Conflict (8 Oct 2019)

Dominic Raab: The Government has a transparent export licensing system and publishes quarterly and annual statistics, including details of export licences granted, refused and revoked. We will not issue any export licences that are inconsistent with the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Prosperity Fund: Brazil (8 Oct 2019)

Dominic Raab: ​Minister Burns signed a Memorandum of Understanding covering use of the £20 million we are investing in the Energy Programme using monies from the Prosperity Fund. We plan to publish it in due course.


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