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Sudan: Human Rights

Volume 457: debated on Wednesday 7 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with the UN on those cited for human rights abuses in Darfur as a result of the International Criminal Court investigation. (125031)

The Government welcome the fact that the International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor’s investigation has got to the point at which he is able to ask for the issuing of summonses. It is now for the judges to decide whether to approve this request. The UK has not discussed the individuals under investigation with the UN given the ICC’s independent status. However, UK officials are in regular contact with officials of the ICC about a range of issues and the court continues to have the Government’s full support for its activities.