Syria: Islamic State

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 6th March 2017.

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Photo of Lord Alton of Liverpool Lord Alton of Liverpool Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 8 February (HL5121), whether they are satisfied that sufficient progress has been made in the collection of evidence by the Independent Mechanism established by UN General Assembly resolution 71/248 regarding war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide committed by members of Daesh.

Photo of Baroness Anelay of St Johns Baroness Anelay of St Johns Minister of State, Deputy Speaker (Lords)

This mechanism will seek to gather evidence of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide committed by all actors in Syria, including Daesh. It is in the process of being established and is not yet operational.

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