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United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:19 pm on 21st March 2011.

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Photo of Jack Straw Jack Straw Labour, Blackburn 5:19 pm, 21st March 2011

I was implying no such criticism of the blue hats. The responsibility for what did not happen in Rwanda and Bosnia rested and rests with the Security Council and the international community, which failed to take action in the face of what amounted to genocide.

I am grateful to Sir Menzies Campbell for twice mentioning that former Prime Minister Tony Blair, in his groundbreaking speech in Chicago in 1999, laid the foundation for what six years later became the agreement on the responsibility to protect.