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Crime of Aggression Special Working Group

Volume 468: debated on Wednesday 28 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what policy priorities are being pursued by the Government's representative on the Special Working Group on the Crime of Aggression of the International Criminal Court. (168367)

[holding answer 26 November 2007]: The UK participates actively in the Special Working Group on the Crime of Aggression. The Government expect discussions to continue ahead of a Review Conference in 2010, where any proposal to amend the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court would be discussed.

The Government’s view is that any proposal must command the widest possible acceptance and must reflect the primary responsibility of the UN Security Council for the maintenance of international peace and security as enshrined in the UN charter.