HL Deb 22 July 1996 vol 574 c86WA
Lord Avebury

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they have read African Rights' statement Rwanda: the Genocide Continues, of 4th July 1996; whether they will encourage UNHRFOR to conduct investigations to identify the perpetrators of continuing attacks on the survivors and witnesses of the genocide and systematically to gather evidence of threats against survivors and witnesses; and if so, what additional resources they consider should be provided to UNHRFOR for these purposes.

Baroness Chalker of Wallasey

We are aware of the report and condemn attacks on survivors of the genocide. We have encouraged the UN Human Rights Field Operation in Rwanda to pursue their investigations into these and other human rights abuses. Britain remains the largest contributor to UNHRFOR. We have encouraged others to contribute.