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Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Africa (24 Jun 2019)

Caroline Nokes: ...do not have a UK Visa application and customers are advised to apply in an alternative location: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Sao Tome & Principe, Seychelles, Somalia, Swaziland and Togo

Refugee Family Reunion (20 Jun 2019)

Angus MacNeil: ...what they have been through. It would be worth while, as I did on Second Reading, to begin by talking about the idea of refugees. I began that debate by talking about Yohannes, a young welder from Eritrea living in Canterbury. Last month, I came across an article in The Independent headlined, “Germany’s refugee intake begins to boost economy as settlers soothe country’s worker...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Eritrea: Religious Freedom (20 Jun 2019)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Eritrea about the recent arrests and police raids on homes, schools and other facilities operated by people with religious beliefs and of the recent report by Open Doors which identifies a range of measures taken by the Eritrean security services in breach of Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Eritrea: National Service (19 Jun 2019)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the call by the Foundation Human Rights for Eritreans for the EU to cease funding aid projects in Eritrea that involve the use of national service conscripts; and whether any UK aid is directed through those programmes.

International Humanitarian Law: Protecting Civilians in Conflict — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (18 Jun 2019)

John Howell: .... In the past 20 years, there have been armed conflicts in Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Liberia, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda—that is probably not an exhaustive list—but where are the African participants in...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Kenya: Refugees (6 Jun 2019)

Patrick Grady: ...Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Kenyan counterpart on the recent decision of a court in that country to repatriate 22 women refugees to Eritrea.

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report 2018 (5 Jun 2019)

Jeremy Hunt: ...Countries. These are Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Burma, Burundi, Central African Republic, China, Colombia, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Libya, Maldives, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Venezuela,...

Illegal Seaborne Migration (4 Jun 2019)

Joanna Cherry: ...from the traffickers themselves. Many of the people who make the dangerous journey across the channel have survived war, conflict and persecution in countries such as Syria, Iran, Afghanistan and Eritrea, so we are dealing with vulnerable adults as well as vulnerable children. However, it is also important to acknowledge that the number of people trying to reach the United Kingdom by boat...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Eritrea (24 May 2019)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many asylum claims were made in each of the past three years by Eritreans; whether more illegal migrants were smuggled into the UK last year from Eritrea than from any other country; and what assessment they have made of religious persecution in Eritrea as a driver of Eritrean migration.

Cabinet Office and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: European Parliament Elections: Candidate Intimidation (24 Apr 2019)

Thangam Debbonaire: ...candidates are already trying to intimidate candidates. Using language like “fear of God” is not a good way to go about our democracy. I was at a conference this morning at which a country, Eritrea, was trying to discuss how to build a democracy. Surely the Minister for the Cabinet Office will wish to be stronger in his language in condemning the outrageous language of other candidates...

Libya (8 Apr 2019)

Madeleine Moon: ...in Libya as a wake-up call in relation to Russia’s increasing involvement in Africa? It is looking for bases for its troops and access to Libyan ports. It already has naval logistics centres in Eritrea and Sudan, military co-operation agreements with Burkina Faso, Burundi, Mali and Madagascar, and contracts for its mercenaries in the Central African Republic, Sudan, Niger, Chad and...

Yemen: Giving Peace a Chance (International Relations Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (1 Apr 2019)

Lord Luce: ...strategic importance of the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden and the Straits of Bab-el-Mandeb is obvious to the international community, but both sides of the seas are very unstable. In the Horn, you have Eritrea and Somalia and the work of al-Shabaab; by contrast, you have Yemen on the other side. It is worth reminding ourselves that we, along with other naval forces, have played a positive role...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Eritrea: Human Rights (1 Apr 2019)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they support the mandate of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea; and what assessment they have made of the case for continued monitoring and public reporting of human rights abuses in Eritrea.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Eritrea: Human Rights (28 Mar 2019)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the progress achieved by the government of Eritrea towards (1) releasing political prisoners, (2) ending indefinite conscription, and (3) implementing human rights reforms since the rapprochement between the governments of Eritrea and Ethiopia which began in June 2018.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Eritrea: Human Rights (28 Mar 2019)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the continuing eligibility of Eritrea for consideration under the United Nations Human Rights Council, Agenda Item 4, Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Eritrea: Armed Forces (7 Mar 2019)

David Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions has he had with his counterpart in the Government of Eritrea on reducing the number of people conscripted into the (a) armed forces and (b) security services.

Public Bill Committee: Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill: Refugee family reunion (5 Mar 2019)

Stuart McDonald: ...children can sponsor close relatives to join them. In the 12 months before September 2018, for instance, 811 separated children were granted asylum in the UK, more than a quarter of whom had fled Eritrea. These children have been recognised by the Government as being in need of international protection, where it is not safe for them to be returned to their home country. Where possible, and...

Scottish Parliament: European Union Withdrawal Negotiations (5 Mar 2019)

Gillian Martin: ...only six. Israel, which is the largest among those, buys £2.4 billion-worth of UK goods and services, with £1.6 billion flowing the other way. At the other end of the scale, Fox managed to get Eritrea and Comoros, both of which bought no UK goods or services last year. The total sum of those six deals is a tiny fraction of what we currently trade across the EU. Currently, 44 per cent of...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign Affairs Council – 18 February 2019 (28 Feb 2019)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Horn of Africa The High Representative informed Ministers about her visit to the region the previous week. Foreign Ministers welcomed the historic Ethiopia-Eritrea peace agreement. They discussed how the EU can support this unprecedented opportunity to accelerate reconciliation and economic integration in the Horn of Africa. They reaffirmed the EU's...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign Affairs Council – 18 February 2019 (28 Feb 2019)

Alan Duncan: ...in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Horn of Africa The High Representative informed Ministers about her visit to the region the previous week. Foreign Ministers welcomed the historic Ethiopia-Eritrea peace agreement. They discussed how the EU can support this unprecedented opportunity to accelerate reconciliation and economic integration in the Horn of Africa. They reaffirmed the EU's...


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