HC Deb 12 May 1998 vol 312 cc105-6W
21. Mr. Clifton-Brown

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on human rights in Iraq. [40512]

Mr. Fatchett

Iraq's record on human rights is appalling, as our annual report on human rights made clear. The latest report from the UN Special Rapporteur Max Van-Der Stoel concluded that the situation had deteriorated still further since his last report to the Commission on Human Rights in Geneva. On 21 April the Commission adopted a tough resolution, drafted by the UK as EU Presidency, which strongly criticised the Iraqi regime.

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