Tigray: Armed Conflict

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 15th September 2021.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department made of the effectiveness of US sanctions on the Ethiopian Government in relation to the conflict in the Tigray.

Photo of James Duddridge James Duddridge Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

Since the conflict started, the UK, alongside international partners including the US, has consistently called for an end to fighting, and for all parties to the conflict to prioritise the protection of civilians. The UK will consider the full range of policy tools at our disposal to protect human rights and deter violations of international humanitarian law. It is longstanding practice not to speculate on future sanctions designations as to do so could reduce the impact of the designations.

We continue to closely engage US counterparts on the full range of human rights issues.

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