Question

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 11th July 2022.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Brendan O'Hara Brendan O'Hara Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Inclusive Society), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution), Shadow SNP Deputy Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the findings of the Yazidi Justice Committee's report on State Responsibility and the Yazidi Genocide published on 6 July 2022, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of that report's finding that Iraq has failed in its obligations to prevent and punish genocide against the Yazidis.

Photo of Brendan O'Hara Brendan O'Hara Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Inclusive Society), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution), Shadow SNP Deputy Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Yazidi Justice Committee report on State Responsibility and the Yazidi Genocide, published on 6 July 2022, if she will take steps to help secure the relocation and return of kidnapped Yazidi women and children from Iraq by (a) requesting that Iraq take necessary steps and (b) providing appropriate assistance through her Department to secure this outcome.

Photo of Brendan O'Hara Brendan O'Hara Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Inclusive Society), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution), Shadow SNP Deputy Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the findings of the Yazidi Justice Committee in its report on State Responsibility and the Yazidi Genocide, published on 6 July 2022, on the lack of Iraqi domestic legislation giving effect to the Genocide Convention, if she will take steps to urge Iraq to enact legislation on that matter.

Photo of Amanda Milling Amanda Milling Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

We note the findings of the Yazidi Justice Committee's report. The UK advocated strongly for the passing of the Yazidi Survivors' Law in March 2021 and UK Ministers continue to raise the importance of full implementation of this law regularly with the Government of Iraq and Kurdistan Regional Government. In parallel, we have also provided £2 million to the UN Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Daesh (UNITAD). We will continue to support the Yazidi community in Iraq and champion UNITAD's work in gathering evidence of Daesh crimes, including against minority communities.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes2 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.