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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.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Ninth Report - Combatting state hostage diplomacy: A follow-up to the Government’s response to the Committee’s Sixth Report
Inquiry The FCDO’s approach to state level hostage situations
HC 1915
Report
Sixth Report - Stolen years: combatting state hostage diplomacy
Inquiry The FCDO’s approach to state level hostage situations
HC 166
Report
Response to this report
Sixth Special Report - Stolen years: combatting state hostage diplomacy: Government Response to the Committee’s Sixth Report
HC 1596
Special Report
Sixth Special Report - Stolen years: combatting state hostage diplomacy: Government Response to the Committee’s Sixth Report
Inquiry The FCDO’s approach to state level hostage situations
HC 1596
Special Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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13 March 2023
Inquiry The FCDO’s approach to state level hostage situations
Witnesses Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, and Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
Oral Evidence
7 February 2023
Inquiry The FCDO’s approach to state level hostage situations
Witnesses Phil Harper QPM (CEO and Founder at Sheep One Hundred), and Mickey Bergman (Vice-President and Executive Director at Governor Richardson Center for Global Engagement)
Oral Evidence
19 July 2022
Inquiry The FCDO’s approach to state level hostage situations
Witnesses Rupert Skilbeck (Director at REDRESS), and Dr Tatyana Eatwell (Barrister at Doughty Street Chambers)
Oral Evidence
Hong Kong Watch (SLH0046)
Mr Kingsley Kanu, and Mrs Uchechi Okwu-Kanu (SLH0045)
Mr James Lynch (Director at FairSquare), and Mr Omar Robert Hamilton (Family member at Family of Alaa Abd el-Fattah) (SLH0043)

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  • Email: fac@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 4050 (general enquiries) | 020 7219 2996 or facmedia@parliament.uk (media enquiries)
  • Address: Foreign Affairs Committee | House of Commons | London | SW1A 0AA