Senate debates

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Questions on Notice

Syria (Question No. 1808)

Photo of Lee RhiannonLee Rhiannon (NSW, Australian Greens) Share this | | Hansard source

asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs, upon notice, on 18 April 2011:

With reference to the violence in Homs, Syria:

(1) Does the Minister agree with the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross that the use of explosive weapons in densely populated areas causes severe harm to the civilians.

(2) Will the Government use the Security Council debate in June 2012 on the protection of civilians in armed conflict to highlight this concern.

Photo of Kim CarrKim Carr (Victoria, Australian Labor Party, Minister for Human Services) Share this | | Hansard source

The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

(1) Yes.

(2) Yes.