Israel: Occupied Territories

House of Lords written question – answered on 7th November 2001.

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Photo of The Earl of Sandwich The Earl of Sandwich Crossbench

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will ask the high contracting parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention concerning the protection of civilians in time of war in the Occupied Territories to discuss Israel's alleged further violations of that convention.

Photo of Baroness Amos Baroness Amos Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

In line with the July 1999 agreement, the United Kingdom, together with our EU partners, has agreed in principle to the reconvening of the Conference of the High Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention to consider the development of the humanitarian situation in the Occupied Territories.

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