HC Deb 15 June 1977 vol 933 c379
21. Mr. loan Evans

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will raise in the United Nations Commission for Human Rights the International Commission of Jurists' reports on the situation in Uganda.

Mr. Rowlands

The reports of the International Commission of Jurists formed part of the evidence considered by the United Nations Commission on Human Rights at its recent session.

Mr. Evans

Does my hon. Friend realise that while we on the Government Benches condemn racialism in South Africa, Namibia and Rhodesia, we also condemn events in Uganda? In view of the fact that Idi Amin is now setting himself up as a black Vorster and a black Hitler, what action are the Government proposing to take to end his régime?

Mr. Rowlands

As my hon. Friend knows, we take a vigorous view in the Human Rights Commission, and an equally vigorous view has been taken in the Commonwealth Conference among many African leaders themselves. Many Commonwealth leaders have stood up to be counted and have spoken bravely and firmly on the question of Amin's behaviour.

Mr. Ford

Is not the least we can do to cut off President Amin's supplies of whisky?

Mr. Rowlands

My right hon. Friend has already commented on that. We are looking at the matter.

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