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Sudan: Darfur

Volume 691: debated on Monday 16 April 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they are implementing personal sanctions on individuals who are impeding the peace process in Darfur or who have been responsible for violations of international law in that context. [HL3058]

The UK was instrumental in pushing for the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1591 (2005) calling for targeted sanctions, a travel ban and an assets freeze on individuals from the conflict in Darfur. UNSCR 1672 (2006) gave effect to UNSCR 1591 by imposing targeted sanctions on four individuals from all sides of the conflict.

It is completely unacceptable that there is no ceasefire in Darfur. We are working with our international partners to target further individuals responsible for atrocities and impeding the peace process, by listing them on the UN sanctions list. We are pushing for action on this issue in the UN Security Council.