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The FCDO’s approach to state level hostage situations

Inquiry

This inquiry will examine the processes and approaches taken by the UK Government in securing the release of the hostages in Iran, and other similar situations. It will assess the likely impact their approach may have on deterring other states from using this tactic and will consider options for multilateral action to further deter such behaviour.

Read the call for evidence for more details about the inquiry

 

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Monday 23 May 2022.

Upcoming events

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Past events

Monday 13 March 2023
2:30pm Private
3:30pm Public
The FCDO’s approach to state level hostage situations - Oral evidence 13 March 2023
3:30pm
  • The Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Minister of State (Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and United Nations) at Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office)
  • David Rutley MP (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Americas and Caribbean) at Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office)
  • Jennifer Anderson (Director for Consular Affairs at Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office)
Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Tuesday 7 February 2023
2:00pm Private
2:30pm Public
The FCDO’s approach to state level hostage situations - Oral evidence 7 February 2023
2:30pm
  • Phil Harper QPM (CEO and Founder at Sheep One Hundred)
  • Mickey Bergman (Vice-President and Executive Director at Governor Richardson Center for Global Engagement)
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Tuesday 19 July 2022
2:00pm Private
2:30pm Public
The FCDO’s approach to state level hostage situations - Oral evidence 19 July 2022
2:30pm
  • Rupert Skilbeck (Director at REDRESS)
  • Dr Tatyana Eatwell (Barrister at Doughty Street Chambers)
3:30pm
  • Hans-Jakob Schindler (Senior Director at Counter Extremism Project (CEP))
Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Tuesday 24 May 2022
2:00pm Private
3:30pm Public
The FCDO’s approach to state level hostage situations - Oral evidence 24 May 2022
3:30pm
  • The Rt Hon. the Lord Hammond of Runnymede
3:30pm
  • Rachel Briggs (Chief Executive Officer at The Clarity Factory)
  • Brian Jenkins (Senior Advisor at Rand Corporation)
Room 16, Palace of Westminster

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