Orders of the Day — War Crimes Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:44 pm on 18th March 1991.

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Photo of David Winnick David Winnick , Walsall North 5:44 pm, 18th March 1991

This is one of the few subjects on which my hon. Friend and I do not agree, having achieved so much unity in the past few months in respect of the Gulf crisis. My hon. Friend referred to the gassing of the Kurds in March 1987—and other Iraqi atrocities were committed more recently in Kuwait. If those alleged to have committed such crimes are not brought to justice, but are found, even 50 years later, to be living in this country, for reasons that I cannot explain, is it suggested that they should not be brought to justice then?