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War Crimes

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 8759, tabled on 27 May 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the new conflict centre announced in the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the centre makes atrocity prevention the focus of the Government's work on conflict; and what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the centre makes use of expertise from outside of government.

Answered on

10 June 2021

The FCDO's new conflict centre will support a more integrated HMG approach to conflict prevention, management and resolution, including working with teams across FCDO and HMG to support the wide range of interconnected agendas aimed at building inclusive and stable environments and preventing possible atrocities. A core part of the centre's role will be to draw on expertise from across HMG and beyond to support the UK's work on conflict, including from civil society, academia, and the private sector, and through cooperation with bilateral partners and multilateral organisations.