HC Deb 17 February 1972 vol 831 cc161-2W
Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will raise at the United Nations Commission for Human Rights the question of the ill treatment of the Southern Sudanese by the Government of the Sudan.

Mr. Godber

This is a matter which is essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of the Sudan. The issue was in fact drawn to the attention of the Human Rights Commission at its annual session in March, 1971, by a representative of the Anti-Slavery Society. Talks between the Sudanese Government and the Southern Sudanese are going on in Addis Ababa, and representatives of eight United Nations and many voluntary organisations from various countries have been invited to a conference in Khartoum to discuss the rehabilitation of refugees.

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