Genocide

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 16th March 2020.

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Photo of Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure the appropriate remembrance of genocide.

Photo of The Earl of Courtown The Earl of Courtown Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Lords)

Since 2001, the Government has supported and promoted Holocaust Memorial Day which commemorates the six million Jewish men, women and children murdered during the Holocaust as well as all victims of Nazi persecution, and victims of the genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

The Government continues to support the Remembering Srebrenica charity in all that it does to commemorate the victims of the Srebrenica genocide, particularly as this year marks the 25th anniversary of the tragedy. Our plans for a new Memorial next to Parliament will provide a powerful focal point for national Holocaust remembrance and education, and the learning centre will educate visitors about the Holocaust and subsequent genocides.

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