United Nations Reform

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 9:30 am on 18th April 2006.

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Photo of John Bercow John Bercow Conservative, Buckingham 9:30 am, 18th April 2006

I am extremely grateful to the hon. Lady for giving way, because I know that she wants to make progress, but can I press her a little on the responsibility to protect in relation to Darfur? Does she believe that there is now a challenge to show whether the responsibility to protect is a serious attempt to prevent genocide or simply a rather vacuous exercise in moral posturing? Surely, the purpose of intervention should be not to minimise casualties, but to stop violence and, where necessary, to enforce peace.