Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:30 pm on 10th February 1998.

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Photo of Ann Clwyd Ann Clwyd Labour, Cynon Valley 3:30 pm, 10th February 1998

Everyone must hope that the outcome of the present situation, whatever it is, will arise through diplomacy. May I support the call of the hon. Member for Blaby (Mr. Robathan)—I have made it myself many times in the Chamber—for indicting Saddam Hussein before an international criminal court? Such a court is, by all accounts, likely to be set up by the United Nations after its conference in Rome in June. Can we then call for his indictment, as he will remain a problem, whatever the outcome of the present situation? Indeed, he and his closest associates are the problem, and they should be brought before the court on charges of crimes against humanity, war crimes and crimes of genocide.