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Baroness Cox: Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Nagorno Karabakh: Armed Conflict

Baroness Cox: Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Nagorno Karabakh: Armed Conflict. 

Baroness Cox asked two written questions on the 10 November 2020 which were answered on the 19th November 2020.

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they vetoed a proposal for a ceasefire in the Nagorno-Karabakh region at a meeting of the UN Security Council; and if so, why.

Answered 19 November 2020 By Baroness Sugg (Conservative, Life peer)

The UK did not veto a proposal for a ceasefire in the Nagorno-Karabakh region at a meeting of the UN Security Council. A Presidential Statement was proposed at the Security Council and whilst the Council was united in seeking an end to the conflict, members were unable to reach an agreed version of the text.

Baroness Cox will share her impressions following her visit to the Republic of Artsakh

Baroness Cox will share her impressions following her visit to the Republic of Artsakh and offer some reflections on ways forward at an online event titled:

Impressions from Artsakh Baroness Caroline Cox in conversation with ANC UK

Baroness Cox: Question about the Integrated Communities Strategy

Baroness Cox: Question about the Integrated Communities Strategy 

17 November 2020 12.23 pm Asked by Baroness Cox

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made towards their commitment in the Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper, published on 14 March 2018, to “explore the legal and practical challenges of limited reform relating to the law on marriage and religious weddings”.

The Advocate-General for Scotland (Lord Stewart of Dirleton) (Con) [V]

[Inaudible]—difficulties in addressing this issue that mean we are doing so with the greatest care. The Law Commission separately is looking at aspects of the problem and has consulted with a wide range of groups with an interest. The Government continue the exploration both of limited reform and of non-legislative options. Any proposals affecting how religious groups are permitted to conduct marriages must be thoroughly assessed for fairness.

Baroness Cox (CB) [V]

My Lords, I remain deeply concerned, because there is no evidence of any significant progress since the publication of the Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper over two years ago. Given the strong recommendations of the Casey review, the sharia law review, the new Civitas report and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, and the Private Members’ Bills I have submitted since 2011, with cross-party support and the support of Muslim women’s groups, will the Minister give an assurance at last that government legislation will be introduced as a matter of urgency? So many Muslim women in this country are suffering in ways which are totally unacceptable and, as I always say, would make our suffragettes turn in their graves.

Graphic and Harrowing account from (Baroness) Caroline Cox – in Armenia – meeting fleeing refugees from Nagorno-Karabakh

Here is a link to another press release from HART (Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust) based on Caroline's (Baroness Cox) visit to Armenia. You can read the full release on Lord Alton's website here. 

Looking forward to releasing more from Caroline directly in the coming days on her return to the UK.

12 November 2020 

‘MY HOME IS IN RUINS. I HAVE NOTHING LEFT’

Baroness Cox: Armenians are still deeply disturbed about the future and the lack of international support for their rights and the survival of their historic land.

Baroness Cox has travelled to Armenia to be a first hand witness to the conflict initiated by Azerbaijan. 

She has asked that I highlight the following information. On the return of Caroline (Lady Cox) I am looking forward to learning more about the first hand experiences and all she has learned, and look forward to reporting what I am able to here. (Andrew Haigh.)

Here is the first article given to Lord Alton and released through his website:

Baroness (Caroline) Cox – who has sent this report from Armenia

Baroness Cox has travelled to Armenia to be a first hand witness to the conflict initiated by Azerbaijan. She has sent this statement today.

Baroness Cox holding government to account on Nigeria in October / November 2020

Here is a short summary of Baroness Cox work on holding government to account on Nigeria in October / November. Members of the House of Lords scrutinise the work of the government during question time and debates in the chamber, where government ministers must respond. 

Baroness Cox Question for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Nigeria: Christianity

Baroness Cox asked Her Majesty's Government on 19th October 2020, what representations they have made to the government of Nigeria to encourage the investigation of the number of Christians killed in that country since 2001.

Answered 2 November 2020 by Baroness Sugg (Conservative, Life peer)

Baroness Cox Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Nigeria: Overseas Aid

Baroness Cox asked Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the situation in Plateau State, Nigeria; and what (1) financial, and (2) technical, assistance they intend to provide (a) to strengthen the rule of law, and (b) to protect freedom of religion or belief, in that region. (Asked 19 October 2020)

Baroness Cox Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Nigeria: Christianity

Baroness Cox Question for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Nigeria: Christianity

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement by the Nigerian House of Representatives on 4 July 2018 declaring killings in predominantly Christian villages in Plateau State to be a genocide and calling on the federal government of Nigeria to establish orphanages in areas affected by violence. (Asked 19 October 2020)

Nagorno Karabakh: Statement by Baroness Cox and Dr. John Eibner Calling for End to Military Aid to Azerbaijan

Dr John Eibner, International President of Christian Solidarity International (CSI), a Christian religious rights organization, Dr Eibner, a human rights activist who has gained international recognition for his work in conflict zones including Sudan and Syria, and HART Founder and CEO Baroness Caroline Cox, issued the following statement on 2 November 2020:

Baroness Cox voting record in Parliament October 2020

Find out how Baroness Cox votes on the issues you care about.

A new feature on Baronesscox.com will be a monthly view of how Lady Cox has voted on important issues. Your MP and members of the Lords votes on changes to British law on your behalf. When parliament is in session, they may do this a dozen times a week.

So on top of the huge amount of work Lady Cox does with supporting charities and individuals she also makes sure she is briefed on many other topics to enable her ladyship to vote. Below is the voting records for October 2020.