Occupied Territories: International Criminal Court

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 2nd March 2021.

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Photo of Scott Benton Scott Benton Conservative, Blackpool South

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the International Criminal Court’s assertion of legal authority to UN General Assembly resolutions, with reference to the February 2021 ICC pre-trial ruling on the situation of Palestine.

Photo of Scott Benton Scott Benton Conservative, Blackpool South

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the February 2021 pre-trial ruling regarding the scope of the ICC’s territorial jurisdiction in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, what steps he is taking to prevent politically motivated cases at the International Criminal Court.

Photo of James Cleverly James Cleverly Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

We closely follow the important work of the International Criminal Court and are looking at the implications of this decision.

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