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The Foreign Affairs Committee is a cross-party committee of MPs appointed by to scrutinise Government on foreign policy. RTs ≠ endorsements.
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Foreign Affairs Committee 15h
Ahead of our session on policy towards , here’s a clip from Alexander Bustamente, , about how the University of California addresses foreign influence and what the UK can learn. Read the transcript:
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Foreign Affairs Committee 17h
Tomorrow we're talking . We previously asked Prof Chris Hughes from about the influence of autocracies in UK universities. Read the transcript
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Foreign Affairs Committee Oct 18
Is policy toward autocracies effective in dealing with the challenges posed by autocratic states? Our inquiry continues next week:
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Foreign Affairs Committee Oct 16
The UK is no longer attending EU meetings where migration is discussed & has not assessed the impact of recent events in Syria on migration flows, Minister told us yesterday. Watch her answer below. Read:
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Foreign Affairs Committee Oct 16
Following our recommendation, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office are now looking at “software to restrict the ability to forward and print more sensitive e-mails”. Watch raise his concerns with the PUS earlier this year…
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Foreign Affairs Committee Oct 16
The Government replied to recommendation to review penalties for leakers that they will consider sentencing under the Official Secrets Act as part of a Law Commission review into legislation that covers protection of official data.
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Foreign Affairs Committee Oct 15
During our inquiry into leaks we asked the Government if penalties under the Official Secrets Act for leaking confidential papers were tough enough. Find out tomorrow how the Government replied…
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Foreign Affairs Committee Oct 15
Our final session on European responses to irregular migration takes place this afternoon. We'll be hearing from minister . Tune in here
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Foreign Affairs Committee Oct 14
European governments are failing to create legal pathways for refugees, forcing them to cross borders illegally, told us in July. We’re questioning about migration tomorrow – watch from 2:45.
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Foreign Affairs Committee Oct 11
In July, warned us about the human rights risks of EU work on migration with Sudan. We’re asking about this and other topics to finish our inquiry into European responses to irregular migration. See more here:
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Foreign Affairs Committee Oct 11
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Foreign Affairs Committee Oct 10
Tune in on Tuesday at 2:45pm for the final session of our inquiry into European responses to irregular migration. We’ll be questioning minister on what we’ve heard so far. Read the rest of the evidence here:
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Foreign Affairs Committee Oct 8
This afternoon we hear from trade and foreign policy experts & on the UK's economic foreign policy. Tune into from 2:45pm.
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Foreign Affairs Committee Oct 7
Our report on Global Britain and South America underlined the importance of protecting the Amazon for the shared global environment. Read our report here:
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Foreign Affairs Committee Oct 4
We have called on the Government to do more with South American partners to tackle climate change, and especially deforestation in the Amazon. Read more from our report into Global Britain and South America:
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Foreign Affairs Committee Oct 4
Next week we’re taking evidence on UK economic foreign policy from the FT’s , Chatham House’s , and founder of . Watch on .
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Foreign Affairs Committee Oct 2
Read new briefing on recent developments between the US and Iran: . We are holding an inquiry on the UK and Iran’s regional role. You can still submit your views here:
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Foreign Affairs Committee Oct 2
It’s one year since journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered. Our recent report on called on the to achieve accountability through public criticism and sanctions against the Saudi perpetrators. Read the report:
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Foreign Affairs Committee Oct 1
Our reports impact Govt policy: announced the UK will bring Magnitsky Act into force after Brexit, to freeze assets of rights abusers. Our report on sanctions called for clarity on UK ability to adopt these sanctions pre-Brexit:
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Foreign Affairs Committee Sep 30
This 2018 paper from provides more useful background to Thursday's debate on sanctions policy
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