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Tigray: Sexual Offences

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 28215, tabled on 6 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department has sent any experts from the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative to the Tigray region in Ethiopia.

Answered on

12 July 2021

We have deployed an expert from the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative UK Team of Experts. Recommendations from an initial scoping mission by them will outline options for supporting the Government of Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and other key stakeholders to safely collect and preserve evidence, and bring the perpetrators of sexual violence to justice. The UK fully supports the joint investigation involving the UN Office of the High Commission for Human Rights.

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