Iraq: Minority Groups:Written question - HL6281

Asked on: 13 March 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Iraq: Minority Groups
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recent statement by the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq that “Iraq needs all its components, all its ethnic and religious groups, to rebuild in the post-Daesh period and prosper in the future as a stable and united country”; and what assessment they have made of progress made in bringing those responsible for persecuting minority communities in Iraq to justice.
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Answered on: 27 March 2018

​We strongly agree with the statement by the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq that all Iraq's communities have a role in rebuilding their country. Inclusive, representative governance is critical to winning the peace in Iraq and ensuring that all Iraq's communities can enjoy a more secure, stable and prosperous future.

The UK is at the forefront of global efforts to bring Daesh to justice, including for their crimes against minorities. On 21 September 2017, the United Nations Security Council voted unanimously to adopt Resolution 2379 which establishes an Investigative Team to gather evidence of Daesh crimes, beginning in Iraq. The UK has committed £1m to the establishment of this team.

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