Foreign Affairs Committee

UK policy on Syria inquiry

Inquiry status: concluded

Report published awaiting Government response. The Committee has received a response from the Prime Minister (PDF 667.2KB).

Report published

The Foreign Affairs Committee held an evidence session on UK Government policy on Syria. Issues covered in questioning were expected to include: 

  • The current political and military situation in Syria
  • The role of the international community and potential strategy
  • Strategic and legal considerations for the UK

Latest evidence

  • 08 Oct 2015 - UK policy on Syria - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF422 KB) HC 457 | Published 14 Oct 2015

    Evidence given by Lt General Sir Simon Mayall, former Senior Defence Adviser for Middle East, Ministry of Defence, Elizabeth Quintana, Director, Military Sciences Department, Royal United Services Institute, and Professor Marc Weller, Professor of International Law and International Constitutional Studies, University of Cambridge; Sarah Lain, Research Fellow, Royal United Services Institute, and Professor Anoush Ehteshami, Professor of International Relations, Durham University (at 3.40pm); Ammar Waqqaf, British Syrian Society, and Dr Rim Turkmani, Senior Research Fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science (at 4.40pm); Rami Abdurrahman, Director, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (at 5.15pm).

  • 08 Sep 2015 - UK policy on Syria - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF310 KB) HC 457 | Published 09 Sep 2015

    Evidence given by Patrick Cockburn, Middle East correspondent, The Independent, and James Harkin, freelance reporter; Professor Raymond Hinnebusch, Professor of International Relations and Middle East Politics and Director of the Centre for Syrian Studies, University of St. Andrews, Professor Eugene Rogan, Director, Middle East Centre, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, and Julien Barnes-Dacey, Senior Policy Fellow, Middle East and North Africa programme, European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) (at 4.40pm); Professor Michael Clarke, Director, Royal United Services Institute and Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, former Attorney-General (at 5.20pm).

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