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Internally Displaced People (25 Apr 2018)

Chris Law: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Davies, and I congratulate the right hon. Member for Meriden (Dame Caroline Spelman) on an important and deeply passionate speech. I congratulate all Members of this House who share a common cause in seeing a rapid reduction in the numbers of internally displaced peoples and an increase in protections for them. We always think of...

Internally Displaced People (25 Apr 2018)

Chris Law: I completely agree. They must also be involved in peacebuilding. The people who have seen acts of war and heinous crimes of war on the ground are those who will build the future peace in Syria. The devastating famine across east Africa, combined with ongoing violence in parts of the continent, has forced so many people to flee that east Africa now rivals Syria in having the world’s...

Internally Displaced People (25 Apr 2018)

Chris Law: I completely agree. We need to speak about this issue in Chambers such as this all across Europe and beyond to make that point. If I am not mistaken, one of the signatories is Nigeria, which has 2 million internally displaced people itself. The numbers continue to grow, but there has been an absence of effective and lasting strategies for the millions of internally displaced people in Syria,...

Protecting Children in Conflict Areas — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (25 Apr 2018)

Chris Law: I thank the Minister for her response, and for giving us assurances about what is being done and mentioning some pathways for the future. As outlined in this debate, there is a lot more that we can do if we are serious about protecting children in conflict. I thank you, Sir David, for chairing this debate, and I thank each and every Member for their poignant and powerful speeches and...

Protecting Children in Conflict Areas — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (25 Apr 2018)

Chris Law: I beg to move, That this House has considered protecting children in conflict areas. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir David. I thank the Minister for being here to respond and hon. Members from across the House who have joined me for this important discussion. I want to begin with a question. Why are photographs taken of children in warzones, which are the most...

Protecting Children in Conflict Areas — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (25 Apr 2018)

Chris Law: I welcome the comments from the hon. Gentleman; they are a message to the Minister to reconsider renewing the Dubs amendment, which brought Syrian children here. I welcome the observations on China. Last month, Save the Children published the report, “The War on Children” at the Munich Security Conference. The report shows that more than 350 million children around the world are...

Protecting Children in Conflict Areas — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (25 Apr 2018)

Chris Law: I could not agree more with the hon. Lady. Every child needs a safe environment where health and education are paramount. In other words, history will repeat itself through our lack of intervention and as the vicious cycle continues. The findings of this report are stark and the message is clear: we need to take concerted, collective action to turn back the tide of brutality and indifference,...

Protecting Children in Conflict Areas — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (25 Apr 2018)

Chris Law: I agree, but unfortunately certain nation states decide that war is their only option, and children are the biggest casualties of that. Prevention of war would be the ultimate best step forward, and children who have unfortunately been caught up in war in their own nations should be involved in any future prevention strategies. All children deserve peace, safety, security, and an opportunity...

Yemen (24 Apr 2018)

Chris Law: Many of us woke up this morning to see the horrific images of yet another airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition that has targeted innocent people, this time a wedding party in northern Yemen killing at least 20 people, including the bride. Of course, this is not new. Shockingly, of the 17,000 airstrikes since the war started, one third have hit non-military targets. The whole House should...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (24 Apr 2018)

Chris Law: A failure to agree on arrangements in international family law risks leaving a serious gap in the legal framework for proceedings involving children with family connections to the UK. Can the Secretary of State confirm what contingency planning is being undertaken to deal with that risk?

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Yemen: Humanitarian Access (18 Apr 2018)

Chris Law: I welcome the steps that the Department is taking to secure continued humanitarian access to Yemen, and urge Ministers to do the same in Syria in the light of recent events. Does the Minister foresee humanitarian grounds for military intervention in Yemen, as those were apparently the grounds for action in Syria? In any event, will he confirm—unequivocally and without...

Myanmar: Rohingya Minority — [Mr David Hanson in the Chair] (16 Apr 2018)

Chris Law: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, as ever, Mr Hanson. I begin by thanking those who initiated and signed the petitions that have brought this hugely important issue to Parliament today, and thanking the hon. Member for Warrington North (Helen Jones) for her eloquent and informative speech. From what I have heard today, all of us in this Chamber feel very moved, and we are...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Iraq: Islamic State (16 Apr 2018)

Chris Law: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps the Government is taking to counter resurgence of Islamic State in northern Iraq.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iraq: Armed Conflict (16 Apr 2018)

Chris Law: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of changes in the level of violence in northern Iraq; and what recent reports he has received of deaths of civilians and security personnel caused by Islamic State in that region.

European Council (26 Mar 2018)

Chris Law: Has the Prime Minister spoken to her Spanish counterpart about the need to uphold democracy in Catalonia? If not, will she do so shortly?

UK-EU: International Development (21 Mar 2018)

Chris Law: As ever, Mr Hanson, it is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship. It is also a real pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Brighton, Kemptown (Lloyd Russell-Moyle), who gave a very powerful speech, and to congratulate the hon. Member for Stockton South (Dr Williams), not only on securing the debate—I am glad that it is happening today, although unfortunately it is quite short,...


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