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Democratic Republic of Congo: Rape

Volume 707: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are returning to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) women asylum applicants who say they have suffered rape or other sexual violence, particularly in the north-east of the DRC. [HL1023]

All asylum and human rights claims, including those from nationals of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), are considered on their individual merits in accordance with our international obligations. The independent courts have recently confirmed that there is no general risk to Congolese and that we should continue to examine claims on a case-by-case basis.