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Sudan: Armed Conflict

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to support the execution of the warrants from the International Criminal Court in relation to Darfur in respect of Ali Koshyb and Ahmed Harun. (202310)

[holding answer 28 April 2008]: The UK sponsored UN Security Council Resolution 1593 (2005) referred the situation in Darfur to the International Criminal Court (ICC). The UK fully supports the ICC and my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary discussed Sudan's compliance with the ICC with the ICC President Kirsch on 8 November 2007.

We remain gravely concerned that the two individuals, for whom the court has issued arrest warrants, remain at large. The UK continues to press the Government of Sudan, at all levels, to comply with ICC requirements. We have raised Sudanese compliance with the ICC with partners who have influence over the Government of Sudan and will continue to reinforce these concerns.