Skip to main content

The FCDO’s approach to state level hostage situations


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

View all events

No upcoming events scheduled

Contact us

  • Email:
  • Phone: 020 7219 6106 (General Enquiries) | For all media enquiries please contact Toni McAndrew-Noon - / 075 6243 5286
  • Address: Foreign Affairs Committee | House of Commons | London | SW1A 0AA