Rwanda: Genocide

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 16th July 2020.

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Photo of Andrew Mitchell Andrew Mitchell Conservative, Sutton Coldfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what reasons his Department has declined to refer to the genocide in Rwanda in 1992 as being perpetrated against Tutsis.

Photo of James Duddridge James Duddridge Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

The UK Government remains committed to supporting Rwanda's recovery from the genocide in 1994, including holding perpetrators to account. We recognise the genocide was committed against the Tutsi and condemn any genocide denial. However we believe it is also important to recognise all victims during the period of the genocide in 1994, during which tens of thousands of Hutus and others were also killed.

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