Armed Conflict: Civilians

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 27th November 2018.

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Photo of Fabian Hamilton Fabian Hamilton Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs), Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will take steps to (a) ensure that in the cross-Government approach to the strategy Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict that civilians are protected from and (b) consider any multilateral policy responses to the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The principles set out in the Protection of Civilians Strategy continue to guide cross-Government work to prevent, manage and resolve conflicts around the world. The UK also remains closely engaged with multilateral discussions on the use of explosive weapons in populated areas at the UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons and other international fora.

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