Crimes against Humanity

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 25th May 2018.

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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 Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 16 May (HL6856), whether they will commission a review into the existing legislation on genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, and the effective use of such legislation by UK courts.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State

The UK is committed to the principle that there must be no impunity for perpetrators of genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes. Prosecution decisions are taken independently of Government.

We do not currently have plans to conduct a formal review of the range of legislation that relates to this policy area.

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