Open Doors 2019 World Watch List - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:29 pm on 23rd January 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Nye Baroness Nye Labour 3:29 pm, 23rd January 2019

The Minister will know that the Burmese army responsible for the Rohingya genocide is also targeting other ethnic communities, including the 1.6 million Christians in Kachin State, as outlined in the watch list. The International Development Select Committee report stated that,

“there may be a fundamental problem with the peace process that the UK is supporting”.

Will the Minister say how government support for UK-Burma trade takes into account these deeply held concerns about the Burmese military’s involvement in these human rights abuses, which surely amount to crimes against humanity?