Zimbabwe: Sanctions

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:56 pm on 22nd July 2002.

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Photo of Lord Blaker Lord Blaker Conservative 2:56 pm, 22nd July 2002

My Lords, will the Minister confirm that the NePAD agreement contains provisions—as does the new treaty on African union—for human rights observation and good governance by the member countries. It also contains provision for peer pressure to be brought to bear by member countries on defaulters. Is not this the best potential source of pressure on Mr Mugabe? Are the African member countries of those two organisations exerting such pressure?