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Sudan: War Crimes

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the International Criminal Court's citation of Sudan's President al-Bashir. (307659)

We have a long-standing position of support for the work of the International Criminal Court (ICC) as an independent judicial body, and also of not commenting substantively on its decisions. We have consistently urged the Government of Sudan to co-operate with the Court, and reiterated our support for peace in Sudan. We continue to monitor the situation closely, and to make clear our expectation that all countries should cooperate with the ICC investigation, in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 1593 of 2005, and the particular legal obligations of States Party to the ICC.