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Crimes Against Humanity

Volume 478: debated on Monday 23 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on visits to the UK by individuals under indictment by European or international courts for violations of humanitarian law, (a) as part of official delegations and (b) as individuals. (212819)

[holding answer 20 June 2008]: The Government's policy is that the UK should not be a safe haven for individuals who have been involved in, or suspected of involvement in, war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide.

If individuals indicted by European or international courts applied to visit the UK, we would seek either to refuse them entry in line with that policy, or to comply with any requirements or obligations to assist with their surrender to the courts.