Genocide

Attorney General 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 whether the Attorney General has advised on whether any UK court of law can make a judgment on whether the crime of genocide has taken place as defined in the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide 1948.

Photo of Lord Keen of Elie Lord Keen of Elie The Advocate-General for Scotland, Lords Spokesperson (Ministry of Justice)

By longstanding convention, the fact that the Law Officers have or have not advised, and the content of their advice, is not disclosed outside Government.

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