Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 9th April 2019.

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Photo of Nia Griffith Nia Griffith Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what mitigation of human rights risks is being applied with regard to the (a) Sudan Improving International Standards in the Defence Sector programme, (b) Iraq CSSF security and justice programme and (c) North East (NE) Nigeria security and conflict and stabilisation programme.

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

The Overseas Security and Justice Assessment (OSJA) process ensures that risks to human rights are actively managed and are under constant review. Our training always includes a focus on the protection of civilians and international humanitarian law.

The listed programmes have all undergone full assessments of the risk they pose in relation to human rights, in line with the OSJA process.

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