Western Sahara: Human Rights

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of Katy Clark Katy Clark Labour, North Ayrshire and Arran

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 22 March 2010, Official Report, column 116W, on Western Sahara: human rights, what matters relating to human rights were included in Christopher Ross's briefing of the Security Council on 18 February 2010.

Photo of Ivan Lewis Ivan Lewis Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

Ambassador Ross's briefing to the UN Security Council of 18 February included some background on a recent exchange of allegations between the parties over human rights.

The issue of whether to include human rights monitoring in the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara mandate was raised by Security Council members during the discussions that followed Ross's briefing.

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