Occupied Territories: War Crimes

(asked on 31st January 2023) - View Source

Question to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the UK supports the International Criminal Court’s inquiry into allegations of war crimes in the West Bank and Gaza.

Answered by
Leo Docherty Portrait
Leo Docherty
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
This question was answered on 7th February 2023

The UK is a strong supporter of the International Criminal Court and we respect the independence of the Court. We do not consider that the ICC has jurisdiction in this instance as the UK does not currently recognise Palestinian statehood.

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