Darfur

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:00 pm on 15th June 2005.

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Photo of John Bercow John Bercow Conservative, Buckingham 7:00 pm, 15th June 2005

I pay tribute to the hon. Gentleman's sterling and continued work on this subject. Surely one of the problems of the observer and limited protection role of the African Union mandate is that it requires the African Union to work for and depend on the agreement of the Government of Sudan? Does he agree that what is really needed is a chapter VII United Nations peace enforcement mandate, which, with replenished and increased African Union troop numbers, could allow for the disarmament of the Janjaweed, as well as allowing for the erection and maintenance of a no-fly zone?