HL Deb 10 November 1999 vol 606 c163WA
Lord Avebury

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Why the report commissioned by the United Nations General Assembly on the Srebrenica massacre, originally scheduled for publication on 1 September, has still not appeared; what is now the publication date; and whether it is the intention of the Secretary-General to present the text exactly as delivered to him by the investigators. [HL4518]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Scotland of Asthal)

We understand that the UN Secretary-General's report has been delayed because the Secretariat has been conducting extensive interviews and these have taken longer than expected to complete.

The Secretary-General is expected to sign the report this week. It will then be translated into all the UN's official languages before being issued formally. This will take about three weeks. We understand that the report will be published around the end of this month.

The content of the report is a matter for the Secretary-General, under whose authority the report will issue.