Results 1–20 of 6510 for speaker:Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Pakistan: Royal Visits (15 Jul 2019)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ​The details of the programme for the visit by Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Pakistan have not yet been agreed. For security reasons, we would not in any case comment on details in advance of the visit.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Pakistan: Minority Groups (15 Jul 2019)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: We continue to be in close contact with the Commonwealth Secretariat on its support to member states to live up to the commitments to tolerance, to human rights, good governance and the rule of law set out in the Commonwealth Charter. In addition, the British Government will continue to urge Pakistan to honour in practice its human rights obligations, including those related to religious...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Pakistan: Blasphemy (15 Jul 2019)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: We continue to monitor the case of Shagufta Kauser and her husband Shafqat Emmanuel who were sentenced to death in April 2014. We understand that Shagufta Kauser is of the Christian faith and we are aware of media reports stating that she and her husband are both illiterate. We regularly raise our concerns about the misuse of the blasphemy laws with the government of Pakistan at a senior...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: China: Prisoners (15 Jul 2019)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: We do not intend to update our travel advice to include the findings of the recent report by the pressure group “The International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China”. We have reviewed the report and at present, our assessment remains that there is not a strong enough evidential base to substantiate the claim that systematic state-sponsored or sanctioned organ harvesting is taking...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Christian Michel (15 Jul 2019)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: Mr Michel's case is currently working its way through the Indian judiciary system. The British Government cannot interfere in the judicial process of another country, just as we would expect India to respect the UK's legal process. That said, we encourage all states to ensure that their domestic laws meet international human rights standards. It is the responsibility of Mr Michel's legal team...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: China: Prisoners (15 Jul 2019)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: We have noted the recent report by the pressure group “The International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China”. Officials attended public hearings organised by the group, and its report is one of a number of sources of information that we are taking into account when considering this issue. If true, the practice of systematic, state-sponsored organ harvesting would be truly...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Middle East: British Nationals Abroad (15 Jul 2019)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: The situation that young children are facing in north-east Syria through no fault of their own is tragic. The UK has no consular presence within Syria from which to provide assistance to British Nationals there. This makes it difficult to help but we look at every single case where we are asked for consular assistance. We are not aware of any British children in camps in Iraq. Our advice to...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Pakistan: Royal Visits (15 Jul 2019)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be visiting Pakistan at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). The FCO will be working with the Royal Household to ensure that the visit is aligned with Her Majesty's Government objectives.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: South America: Roman Catholic Church (15 Jul 2019)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: We welcome the Catholic Church's focus on cultural, environmental, economic and social issues in the Amazon, and will consider the outcome of the Synod with interest. The UK is working with Brazil to help ensure it continues to protect the Amazon and has invested nearly £120 million through the International Climate Fund on projects to limit deforestation, prevent forest fires and implement...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Northern Cyprus: Guided Weapons (15 Jul 2019)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ​The UK remains one of the three Guarantor powers as set out in the Treaty of Guarantee (1960). We are aware that debris from a projectile landed in the north of Cyprus on 1 July: we believe they resulted from an S200 missile fired from Syria which missed its intended target and which may subsequently have exploded mid-air. There were no casualties. The UK enjoys excellent relations with...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Israeli Settlements (15 Jul 2019)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ​We are aware of media and UN reports that settlement expansion in the Occupied Palestinian Territories has surpassed population growth in Israel. At the UN Security Council on 20 June, the UK Permanent Representative to the UN expressed concern about continuing Israeli settlement activity in the West Bank, which is contrary to international law and makes a two-state solution harder to...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Israel: Palestinians (15 Jul 2019)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: Whilst we are aware of media reports, we have not raised this specific issue with the Israeli authorities. We are concerned by any reports of Palestinian children being killed or injured in the West Bank and Gaza. We regularly raise our concerns over use of live fire, particularly against children.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Gaza: Poisoning (15 Jul 2019)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ​While we are aware of reports, which are worrying, we have not made an assessment of this issue. We regularly stress our concern about the humanitarian situation in Gaza.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Embassies: Surveillance (15 Jul 2019)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ​It is our policy not to comment publicly on the security measures that protect our people, properties and information.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria: Chemical Weapons (15 Jul 2019)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ​The UK has full confidence in the expertise and methodology of the Organization for the Prohibition or Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Fact Finding Mission (FFM). The OPCW Director General has confirmed that all evidence and views were considered by the FFM in reaching its conclusion on the incident in Douma on 7 April 2018. The final FFM report of 1 March 2019 concluded that there were reasonable...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria: Chemical Weapons (15 Jul 2019)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ​On 28 May Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Director General confirmed all evidence and views were considered in preparing the Fact finding Mission (FFM) report and that the Technical Secretariat stands by the findings. We have full confidence in both our own and the FFM's conclusions on the use of a chemical weapon in Douma on 7 April 2018. The Fact-Finding Mission...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria: Chemical Weapons (15 Jul 2019)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: Under our data protection policy we are neither able to confirm whether Mr Phillips has been an employee of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, nor whether we have made any direct or in-direct payments to Mr Phillips.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: South African Revenue Service: Bain and Company (15 Jul 2019)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ​We have no plans to instruct the High Commissioner to South Africa to compile a report on Bain & Company. This is a matter for the South African Government and we note the various Commissions appointed to investigate this and related issues.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences (15 Jul 2019)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ​The PSVI conference 'Time For Justice: Putting Survivors First' will take a survivor-centred approach, focusing on tangible next steps and enabling survivors to contribute to policy debates and outcomes. The newly created role of PSVI Survivor Champion will help ensure that survivors' needs, concerns and priorities are at the forefront of our policy and programming, including for the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Abdel Moneim Aboul Foutouh (15 Jul 2019)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ​We have been closely engaged on the case of Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh. Officials raised his case with Egyptian authorities on 4 July in London and on 7 July in Cairo. We will continue to urge the Egyptian authorities to ensure all detainees are treated in accordance with relevant international human right standards and continue to raise the importance of access to medical care.


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