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Unique Identifying Number – Every written question in the House of Commons has a UIN per Parliament. In the House of Lords each written questions has a UIN per parliamentary session.
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Asked on: 17 October 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government why there has been a delay in their publication of the next edition of the review of compliance with the Sino-British Declaration on Hong Kong.
Asked on: 17 October 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the joint report by the APPG for the Pakistani Minorities and the APPG for International Freedom of Religion or Belief Religious minorities of Pakistan: report of a parliamentary visit, published on 9 September.
Asked on: 15 October 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Hevrin Khalaf
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made as to whether the execution of Hevrin Khalaf, the secretary-general of the Future Syria Party, constitutes a war crime.
Asked on: 15 October 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Syria: Military Intervention
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they have about the claim by the Syrian Democratic Forces that nine executions of civilians have been carried out since the invasion of Syria by Turkey.
Asked on: 15 October 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Syria: Military Intervention
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have discussed with the government of the United States their condemnation of the executions of Syrian civilians by Turkish-allied Syria groups; and what plans they have to seek a referral of Turkey to the International Criminal Court.
Asked on: 15 October 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Syria: Military Intervention
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the names of combatants fighting alongside Turkish forces in north-east Syria who are known to have affiliations with ISIS or other terrorist organisations.
Asked on: 15 October 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Syria: Genocide
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they have received about the plight of religious or political minorities at risk from genocidaires in north-east Syria; and what action they are taking in accordance with the requirements of the Convention on the Prevention of Genocide to protect them and to bring the perpetrators to justice.
Asked on: 15 October 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Middle East: Genocide
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they are making in establishing international judicial mechanisms to bring those responsible for genocide in Syria and Iraq to justice.
Asked on: 14 October 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Hong Kong: Politics and Government
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to recent events in Hong Kong, what plans they have to draw attention to the Sino-British Joint Declaration, ratified by the governments of China and the UK in 1984 at the next United Nations Security Council meeting.
Asked on: 14 October 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Li Ming-Che
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of China about the case of Lee Ming-Che, a Taiwanese citizen, who was sentenced to five years in prison for calling for democratic change in China on the internet; and what response they have received.
Asked on: 14 October 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Li Ming-Che
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made, and intend to make, to the government of China about the (1) treatment of Lee Ming-Che in, and (2) conditions of, Chishan prison in China.
Asked on: 14 October 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Syria: Minority Groups
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to assist other national partners in planning an exit strategy for Christians, Yazidis and other minorities in north east Syria who may face genocide.
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