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Armenia: Genocide

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL3864, tabled on 9 November 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to fulfil their treaty obligations to the 1948 Genocide Convention (1) to prevent, and (2) to protect, the Armenian people from genocide.

Answered on

17 November 2021

The UK takes its moral and legal obligations seriously, and is fully committed to focusing on conflict prevention as the best means to prevent most mass atrocities. HMG adopts a consolidated, whole-of-government effort, using our diplomatic, development, defence and law enforcement capabilities, to help find pathways to global peace and stability. It is the long-standing policy of the British Government than any judgement as to whether genocide has occurred is a matter for a competent national or international court, rather than for governments or non-judicial bodies. The UK is fully committed to the principle that there must be no impunity for the most serious international crimes.