I have been regularly questioning Ministers on the appalling war in the Tigray region in northern Ethiopia, in which thousands of people have died and almost two million have been displaced from their homes, working with a constituent with family in the region.  

I’ve tabled several Written Parliamentary Questions on the issue (see herehere, here and here), written to the Minister as the situation escalated last December, and recently signed EDM 112 calling on the Government to work with the UN Security Council to establish a tribunal to investigate sexual violence in the conflict as a war crime, a crime against humanity or a constitutive act of genocide.  

So I was pleased to get a chance to raise the issue directly with a Foreign Office Minister in the House of Commons yesterday, where I pressed the Government on the role of UK investment in the country while the war is continuing.  

You can read my contribution to yesterday’s debate here, and watch it from 17.00.05 here. 

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