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Sudan

House of Lords written question – answered on 20th July 2011.

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Photo of Lord Alton of Liverpool Lord Alton of Liverpool Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of the United Nations Mission in Sudan during recent violence.

Photo of Lord Howell of Guildford Lord Howell of Guildford Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (International Energy Policy)

The Government of Sudan have the primary responsibility to protect civilians. We are aware of suggestions that UN peacekeepers may not have responded to recent violence as robustly as their mandate permitted. We have encouraged the Under Secretary-General at the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations to examine these claims.

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