Sudan: British Nationals Abroad

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

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy on civil servants, businessmen, or British visitors to Sudan meeting Field Marshal Bashir following his indictment by the International Criminal Court for genocide and crimes against humanity.

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British Government officials avoid all non-essential contact with individuals indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC). We continue to abide by EU guidance that "essential contact" includes engagement strictly required for carrying out core diplomatic or consular activities.

It is for private individuals to make their own decisions about whether to hold meetings with ICC indictees.

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