Sudan: Human Rights

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 4th July 2019.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to help ensure that people guilty of human rights violations and abuses in relation to peaceful demonstrations in Sudan are held accountable for their actions.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Joint with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

The UK welcomes the African Union's commitment to a commission of inquiry into the events of 3 June. The UK is firm that there must be justice and accountability for atrocities committed by the former regime and for recent events. We have delivered these messages directly to the Sudanese authorities and publically, including in multilateral fora like the UN and the EU Foreign Affairs Council on 17 June. The UK, with international partners, is considering how we can hold Sudanese regime figures accountable for serious abuses. The UK strongly supports the mission of the International Criminal Court; due legal process must be followed.

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