As part of Save the Congo’s campaign: ‘The G8 Time to Save the Congo‘, Vava Tampa with 16 parliamentarians, including the former Chair of the Conservative party, Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville CH; former UK Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Lord Hannay of Chiswick GCMG; the founding Chair of the APPG on the Great Lakes,Baroness King of Bow; and Nelson Mandela’s lawyer at the Rivonial Trial, Lord Joffe of Liddington CBE, have jointly written to the Foreign Secretary a head of the 20th anniversary since the first gross violation of international humanitarian laws was committed in the Congo (compiled in the UN mapping exercise 1993-2003), and 10th anniversary since the 1998 Rwandan-led invasion of Congo was said to have officially concluded to appeal him to encourage other leaders meeting for the 2013 G8 summit in Britain to commit to making accountability for crimes of international concern, and violations of UN resolutions in Congo, conditional for direct budgetary support and military support to all governments implicated in the wars and human tragedy overwhelming the Congo. The letter, published by the Guardian, can be read here.

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