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War Crimes: Arrest Warrants

Volume 506: debated on Friday 26 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he plans to submit his response to the request from the UN Secretary-General under paragraph 1 of UN General Assembly Resolution 64/117 for information and observations on the scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction, including information on judicial practice; whether that response will include details of the arrest warrant procedure in the UK; and if he will publish the response. (317364)

The UK intends to respond to the UN Secretary-General's request before his deadline of 30 April. The content of our reply, including the question of whether or not to include details of the arrest warrant procedure, is currently under consideration. The Government will lay a copy of the response in the Library of the House at the earliest opportunity.