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Libya: Detention Centres

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 276560, tabled on 12 July 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will support calls for a UN Investigation into the recent airstrike on a migrant detention centre in Tripoli.

Answered on

22 July 2019

‚ÄčThe UK condemns the abhorrent attack on the detention centre in Tajoura and supports the UN Secretary-General's call for an investigation. We are clear that the full facts of this attack must be established and, ultimately, those responsible for violations of International Humanitarian Law must be held to account. This tragic incident underlines the need for all parties to de-escalate, allow humanitarian access, and return to UN political mediation.