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Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bosnia and Herzegovina: Armed Conflict (5 Feb 2020)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...and Herzegovina (BiH) has reported that between 2004 and 2018, 137 Conflict Related Sexual Violence (CRSV) cases were completed in BiH Courts. This amounts to around a quarter of all completed war crime cases in BiH. There are an additional 47 open CRSV cases (2018). As of September 2016, across the region, including BiH, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY)...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bosnia and Herzegovina: Armed Conflict (5 Feb 2020)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...support under the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, our Embassy in Sarajevo has provided public support for organisations helping children born out of wartime sexual violence, in particular, one non-governmental organisation, "Forgotten Children of War" (FCoW). In 2014 the United Kingdom also provided financial support to Medica Zenica to help...

Iran: Stability in the Middle East - Question for Short Debate (30 Jan 2020)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: .... The last thing the region needs is another conflict. Diplomacy and dialogue are required, as the noble Baroness, Lady Ashton, and the noble Lord, Lord Hannay, reminded us, and are the only way forward. I assure the noble Lord, Lord Hannay, among others, that the Government’s immediate aim is to de-escalate tensions. In the longer term, we want Iran to play a more transparent and...

Sudan and South Sudan - Question (29 Jan 2020)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...peace process in South Sudan. We are the second largest bilateral humanitarian donor in both Sudan and South Sudan, supporting those who have suffered years of the countries’ conflict and civil wars.

Sudan and South Sudan - Question (29 Jan 2020)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...they need. For example, I met the ambassador only yesterday to hear directly about the kind of concerns they have. Issues of security continue to prevail. Accountability and justice from the civil war remain important, particularly in places such as Darfur. We continue to work bilaterally and through UN agencies. The noble Lord will be aware that the mandate of the UN has been extended for...

Intelligence and Security Committee Report - Statement (5 Nov 2019)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: I hear what my noble friend says. I am sure I speak for everyone in your Lordships’ House when I say that we all should pay tribute to those who lost their lives during the Second World War, battling Nazi aggression across Europe, and to the many Russian civilians who lost their lives. I reiterate to my noble friend that our differences and disagreements with Russia are not with the Russian...

Intelligence and Security Committee Report - Statement (5 Nov 2019)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...of Turkey on matters of bilateral importance and on the situation in Syria. We take Turkey’s membership of NATO very seriously. NATO has kept the peace across Europe since the Second World War. As the noble Lord points out, it is important that NATO’s commitment continues, and Turkey is an important part of that alliance.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria: Military Intervention (4 Nov 2019)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...humanitarian law. In its September report, the UN Commission of Inquiry for Syria found that there were reasonable grounds to believe that members of armed groups in Afrin continued to commit the war crimes of hostage-taking, cruel treatment, torture and pillage. We continue to raise concerns with Turkey, and to call for credible investigations into alleged violations of international...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Hevrin Khalaf (29 Oct 2019)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...General of the Future Syria Party, on 12 October. The UK strongly supports efforts to pursue accountability in Syria. It is the policy of the British Government, that any judgment as to whether war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide have occurred is a matter for judicial decision after consideration of all the available evidence, rather than for governments or non-judicial bodies....

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria: Genocide (29 Oct 2019)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...work closely with international partners in pursuit of justice for the victims of Daesh in Syria and Iraq. The British Government supports the UN mechanisms to monitor and gather evidence of any war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity committed in Syria, namely the UN Commission of Inquiry for Syria and the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism for Syria.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Middle East: Genocide (29 Oct 2019)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: The UK is committed to promoting justice for the victims of any war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity alleged to have taken place in Syria and Iraq, including by members of Daesh. We are providing diplomatic and financial support to the UN Impartial Independent Investigative Mechanism in Syria and the UN Investigative Team (having contributed over £9 million since 2012 to UN...

Yazidis: Attempted Genocide - Question (23 Oct 2019)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...ground, which is now collecting, sustaining and protecting the evidence that will allow for successful prosecutions. That is an important first step. The noble Lord talked about the discovery of war graves. Again, the UNITAD mission was central to that, together with the Iraqi Government. Let us not forget that the survivors should be at the heart of finding a resolution to this challenge...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: China: USA (1 Oct 2019)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...will correspond directly with the Member. The UK is concerned by the impacts of the current trade dispute between the governments of the US and China, and is clear that nobody benefits from trade wars. We continue to raise our concerns about the trade dispute with both parties, and to work closely with them on our bilateral trade and investment relationships.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: China: USA (1 Oct 2019)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...will correspond directly with the Member. The UK is concerned by the impacts of the current trade dispute between the governments of the US and China, and is clear that nobody benefits from trade wars. We continue to raise our concerns about the trade dispute with both parties, and to work closely with them on our bilateral trade and investment relationships.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Eritrea: Humanitarian Aid (5 Aug 2019)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...flooding. We are concerned by deteriorating levels of food security in the Horn of Africa as a result of poor rainfall across much of the region. Slower economic growth and the residual effects of war also perpetuate the vulnerability of Eritrea’s population. DFID has funded life-saving activity in Eritrea for several years, including providing £3.24m to UNICEF in 2018-19 to help...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Philippines: Human Rights (8 Jul 2019)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...Human Rights Defenders Bill. Through our national statements at the UN Human Rights Council the UK has urged the Philippines to conduct thorough investigations into killings associated with the war on drugs and to ensure the safety of land rights defenders. We also work closely with our EU partners to press for investigations into instances of abuse. The Minister for Asia and the Pacific...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Conflict Resolution (26 Jun 2019)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...government and our international partners to help bring about an inclusive and sustainable Afghan-led peace process as quickly as possible. We strongly support current US efforts to drive forward peace. The UK welcomed the conclusions of the Foreign Affairs Council in April that set out a clear path for how the EU will support peace in Afghanistan. We also support the important...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Conflict Resolution (26 Jun 2019)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...achieving a new Resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva in March. This continues Sri Lanka’s reconciliation and accountability commitments following the end of the civil war. We firmly believe that this is the best framework for establishing truth and achieving justice and lasting reconciliation. We will continue to refine our approach towards addressing conflict...

UK Foreign Policy in a Shifting World Order (International Relations Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (21 May 2019)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...: the Ministry of Defence, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Trade. The benefits come from focusing not only on conflict after it has happened but building towards conflict prevention. I am sure all noble Lords will agree. I pay particular tribute to my noble friend Lord Bates, who I am delighted has returned. At the risk of getting a bit personal,...

Saudi Arabia: Torture of Political Detainees - Question (13 May 2019)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...is not just about the Yemenis themselves. There are external partners in play, and the last thing we should be doing is fuelling that conflict by exporting arms to a country that is torn by civil war and that has external players who are in part fuelling that war.


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