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Lord Alton of Liverpool asks Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on specific targeting of the Hazara community in Afghanistan, including at least seven attacks carried out against Shia Muslims & Hazara




To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recent report from the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of human rights in Afghanistan, published on 29 February 2024, and his findings of specific targeting of the Hazara community in Afghanistan, including at least seven attacks carried out against Shia Muslims of Hazara ethnicity between September 2023 and January 2024.


Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon




Answered on 19 March 2024


The Government notes the UN Special Rapporteur's latest report and its recommendations. The Government works closely with the international community, including the G7, G20 and through the UN, to promote and protect the human rights of all Afghans, and to coordinate a consistent international response. In December, I [Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon] raised recent attacks against Hazaras with the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan.

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