International Criminal Court

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 7th November 2001.

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Photo of Mrs Anne Campbell Mrs Anne Campbell Labour, Cambridge

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what arrangements are being made to publicise the United Kingdom's policies on international humanitarian law, with particular reference to the International Criminal Court.

Photo of Peter Hain Peter Hain Minister of State (Europe)

On 4 October the Foreign and Commonwealth Office issued a publication entitled "United Kingdom and International Humanitarian Law", whose appearance was timed to coincide with United Kingdom ratification of the Rome Statute establishing the International Criminal Court. The publication, which has been placed in the Libraries of both Houses, describes the United Kingdom's policy regarding the International Criminal Court itself, in addition to a number of other important areas of international humanitarian law.

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