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Prevention of Sexual Violence in Conflict — [Sir Charles Walker in the Chair] (14 May 2024)

[Sir Charles Walker in the Chair] [Relevant documents: Third Report of the International Development Committee of Session 2022–23, From Srebrenica to a safer tomorrow: Preventing future mass atrocities around the world, HC 149, and the Government response, HC 992.]

Backbench Business: Security in the Western Balkans ( 2 May 2024)

Stephen Doughty: ...know the terrible consequences that can happen if ethnic hatreds are allowed to devolve into identity-based violence. I think of the young man my own age whom I met, Nedžad Avdić, a survivor of Srebrenica, and the horrors that he went through. I was a young lad enjoying a beach holiday in south Wales while his family and others were slaughtered around him. Those examples will never leave...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Srebrenica: Genocide ( 1 May 2024)

Alicia Kearns: ...Secretary, whether he plans to support the draft UN resolution tabled by Rwanda, Germany and Bosnia and Herzegovina on declaring 11 July as an international day of reflection and remembrance of the Srebrenica genocide.

Genocide (Prevention and Response) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (22 Mar 2024)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...with the noble Lord, Lord Hannay, that we should be learning, and that experience is important. While we are doing work, there is so much more to be done. My noble friend Lord Bourne talked about Srebrenica, and paid tribute to many—apart from himself. Let me put on record the important work that he did when he was the Minister responsible for communities and faith, particularly in...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Srebrenica: Genocide (11 Mar 2024)

Baroness Helic: To ask His Majesty's Government how much funding they have provided to the organisation Remembering Srebrenica in each financial year since its establishment; and what plans they have to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the genocide that was committed there.

Scottish Parliament: Time for Reflection ( 5 Mar 2024)

...would “incite this meeting to rebellion.” Presiding Officer, please rest assured that that is not my intention today. As a student teacher in 1995, at the same time as genocide was occurring in Srebrenica, I would teach pupils about the Balkan crisis, in modern studies, and about Sarajevo sparking the great war, in history. In 2018, I was privileged to form part of an all-women...

Scottish Parliament: Palestine and Israel (22 Feb 2024)

Ivan McKee: very well—the Major Government prevaricated for years, with Douglas Hurd working to prevent defence and protective equipment being delivered to the defenders of Sarajevo. The massacre in Srebrenica brought about the downfall of the Dutch Government, but not until some years later. The actions of the Government of France, as the ex-colonial power, represented at best acquiescence, and...

Ceasefire in Gaza (21 Feb 2024)

Ian Blackford: ...said, “If not now, when?” That is a question we should all be asking ourselves. As a Chamber, we are very good when we reflect on the horrors of genocide, when we think about what happened in Srebrenica, Rwanda and Darfur, and we ask ourselves why we did not stop the killing in those situations. Yet here we are again. Twenty-nine thousand people—women and children—have been...

Holocaust Memorial Day - Motion to Take Note ( 2 Feb 2024)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: focus on Holocaust survivors, and the survivors of subsequent genocides. I have had the honour to hear testimony, as many noble Lords have, from survivors of the Holocaust, and from Cambodia, Srebrenica and Rwanda. I think we can all agree that listening to survivors of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides has a profound effect on us. This year, Janine Webber shared her experiences at...

Scottish Parliament: Holocaust Memorial Day 2024 (25 Jan 2024)

Ross Greer: ...other marginalised groups. The Holocaust did not start with gas chambers, the Rwandan genocide did not start with machete-wielding gangs, and the Bosnian genocide did not start with the massacre at Srebrenica. They started with dehumanising language and misinformation, with extremists pushing the limits of debate, and with efforts made to suppress the voices of the groups that were being...

UK Military Action in Iraq: Declassified Documents (13 Dec 2023)

Karl Turner: ...lead to the tragedy of the Iraq war in 2003, but a constant debate about whether the world could afford to wait for action from the United Nations following the tragedies of Rwanda in 1994 and Srebrenica in Bosnia in 1995. I hear what the hon. Member for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath is saying, but while he may maintain that the willingness to set aside legal concerns over the 1998 action was...

Israel and Palestine — [Sir Mark Hendrick in the Chair] (11 Dec 2023)

Joanna Cherry: acting to make sure the laws of war are obeyed, and of our collective moral and legal responsibility to avoid another genocide, have been at the forefront of my mind since I visited Srebrenica earlier this year. The message of Srebrenica is that never again must the world stand aside while innocent civilians are tortured, raped and murdered and that never again must the world...

Backbench Business: Universal Declaration of Human Rights and UN Convention on Genocide — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] ( 7 Dec 2023)

Fleur Anderson: ...Shannon) for securing this debate. I also thank Dr Kate Ferguson and the whole team at Protection Approaches as well as the teams at the Aegis Trust, the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, Remembering Srebrenica and the young people from Hampton School, who have campaign called “Genocide 80/20”, and who are campaigning tirelessly on preventing genocides and mass atrocities. In the 1990s,...

Tackling Islamophobia ( 7 Dec 2023)

Christine Jardine: ...Paul Bristow) for securing this important debate. We have perhaps become accustomed in this place to debating Islamophobia abroad. We have become accustomed to talking about the Uyghur Muslims and Srebrenica, which was mentioned earlier. My concern, however, is that we have become negligent and too often overlook what is happening at home. Perhaps the time has come to look inward. As my...

Israel and Hamas: Humanitarian Pause (27 Nov 2023)

Andrew Mitchell: There are very serious problems with safe zones. We have learnt about them the hard way from the events that took place in Srebrenica, in—indeed—Rwanda, and in northern Iraq. It is an absolute preoccupation of humanitarians—including those in the United Nations, who are neuralgic about safe zones—to ensure that if we are to distribute very large amounts of aid we have the capacity to...

Ukrainian Holodomor - Motion to Take Note (23 Nov 2023)

Lord Risby: ...can update us about that. In consequence, our Government have officially recognised only five instances where genocide has occurred: acts of genocide against the Yazidi people, acts of genocide in Srebrenica, Rwanda and Cambodia, and the Holocaust between 1933 and 1945. I am grateful to have secured this debate. Although the rule is normally that debates cannot deal with issues from more...

Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (14 Nov 2023)

Andrew Mitchell: ...achieve some of the things the hon. Member said. As I said earlier, we have to be incredibly careful that we do not end up creating a false sense of security, as the House will remember happened in Srebrenica, northern Iraq and Rwanda.

Occupied Palestinian Territories: Humanitarian Situation ( 8 Nov 2023)

Andrew Mitchell: ...pauses, but she will also accept that, in the method within the pause by which humanitarian support is distributed, it is extremely important that we do not repeat the mistakes we made in Srebrenica, Rwanda and northern Iraq, when vulnerable people were brought together whom we were unable to protect. There are very clear guidelines on any pauses and safe spaces, and there must be absolute...

Israel/Gaza - Motion to Take Note (24 Oct 2023)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...Because the dawning of their historical learning was very real. It is therefore right that we invest in such initiatives. I pay tribute to my noble friend Lady Warsi for her initiative, Remembering Srebrenica. These genocides happen and they are happening today. We need to stand united against them and call them out. The noble Baroness, Lady Smith, also focused on these issues. We will...

Western Balkans: Dayton Peace Agreement - Question for Short Debate (17 Oct 2023)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:, and then we saw Slovenia, then Croatia and Serbia. The war in Bosnia was etched in people’s memories. My noble friend Lord Cormack reminded us of the tragedy that remains the legacy of Srebrenica. I am proud that, over many years, the United Kingdom Government have remained one of those Governments who mark that particular event, that tragedy, the genocide that took place against...

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