Stephen Doughty – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for International Development

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Stephen Doughty on 2016-03-08.

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what guidance her Department has issued to the (a) Ministry of Defence and (b) Home Office on international humanitarian law on UK operations in the Mediterranean.

Mr Desmond Swayne

UK military forces operating in the Eastern Mediterranean are subject to rules of engagement which ensure compliance with international law. DFID does not in general issue guidance on international humanitarian law.