HL Deb 04 July 1995 vol 565 c71WA
Lord Hylton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they consider that Serbia is in violation of international law by returning refugees of Serbian origin and military age to Serb-controlled parts of Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina; and, if so, whether they will raise this matter on all appropriate occasions.

Lord Inglewood

We consider forcible repatriation of legitimate refugees to be contrary to the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees. We are concerned about reports which allege that Serb refugees are being repatriated from the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro). We have supported a EU Presidency decision to make adémarche about this matter on the Serb authorities in Belgrade.