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Armed Conflict: Civilians

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 124753, tabled on 3 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the Draft Political Declaration on Strengthening the Protection of Civilians from Humanitarian Harm arising from the use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas published on 17 March 2020; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

8 December 2020

Her Majesty's Government officials have played a key role in the development of the political declaration. Covid-19 restrictions mean that in-person discussions are currently unable to take place, although the UK continues to engage civil society and states bilaterally.

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