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Crimes against Humanity: Prosecutions

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL5469, tabled on 18 January 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are helping other countries to prosecute (1) genocide, (2) crimes against humanity, and (3) war crimes, where there is evidence of such crimes; and if not, what is their reason for not doing so.

Answered on

1 February 2022

All countries are obliged under both customary and International Humanitarian Law to prosecute these offences. The UK is committed to assisting investigative, prosecuting and judicial authorities in combating international crime and is able to provide a wide range of Mutual Legal Assistance through its central authorities.