Syria: Crimes Against Humanity

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 19th June 2018.

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Photo of Roger Godsiff Roger Godsiff Labour, Birmingham, Hall Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take steps to support the Government of Germany in its efforts to use an international arrest warrant to detain a member of the Syrian regime on grounds of crimes against humanity.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

​We are aware of these reports which have not been confirmed publicly by the German authorities. The UK strongly supports efforts to hold to account those responsible for atrocities in Syria, including the work of the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria and the UN International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism established to assist in the investigation and prosecution of those atrocities.

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