Sudan: Armed Conflict

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered at on 1 June 2023.

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Photo of Lord Alton of Liverpool Lord Alton of Liverpool Crossbench

To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 18 May concerning the conflict in Sudan, what assessment they have made of the declaration by Genocide Watch on 13 May of the risk of genocide occurring in Sudan, including Darfur; and whether they have any plans to authorise a formal UK Joint Analysis of Conflict and Stability assessment of (1) any risk of genocide, and (2) any other atrocities and war crimes, occurring.

Photo of Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

We have noted the report issued by Genocide Watch on the risk of genocide occurring in Sudan. We have consistently denounced all human rights violations that have taken place since the escalation in incidents since 15 April; the continuing violence and killing of civilians must end. We will continue to support the work of the ICC Prosecutor in his important work to investigate crimes in Darfur, and regularly raise our concerns over human rights violations in international fora such as the UN Human Rights Council. The UK works closely with a wide range of non-governmental organisations and UN partners on understanding conflict, atrocity prevention, early warning and early response systems. We regularly update our conflict analysis to help the UK support conflict resolution mechanisms and create a supportive regional environment.

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