War Crimes APPG

First Registered: 21/04/2021 • Last updated on: 29/12/2021

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To look into matters relating to the presence of alleged Rwandan war criminals in the UK and the prosecution of those who participated in the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsis in 1994.

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Recent Documents related to War Crimes

1. Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Call for Evidence
10/12/2020 - Home Office
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Found: comm unities and organisations affected by these crimes. This includes relevant professionals, such as

2. Guidance: Counting rules for recorded crime
13/05/2019 - Home Office
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Found: 15Concealing an infant death close to birth Miscellaneous crimes against society 17ASexual assault on a male aged

3. Justice for the Yazidi and other religious minority victims of Daesh genocide
15/09/2021 - Early Day Motions

Found: House voted 278 to 0 in favour of declaring the crimes of Daesh as genocide; notes that the Government

4. Ria Ivandic, Professor Tom Kirchmaier and Professor Stephen Machin - written evidence
11/06/2019 - Inquiry: Islamophobia - Home Affairs Committee
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Found: course of the research timeline, 2,522 Islamophobic crimes and incidents were recorded in the Greater Manchester

5. Criminal justice system statistics quarterly: December 2020
20/05/2021 - Ministry of Justice
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Found: offencesPossession of weaponsPublic order offencesMiscellaneous crimes against societyFraud offencesSummary non-motoringSummary

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Recent Speeches related to War Crimes

1. Applications for British Citizenship: War Crimes Screening
19/11/2020 - Written Statements

1: Equality (War Crimes etc.) Arrangements 2020 and the Race Relations (Northern Ireland) (War Crimes etc.) - Speech Link

2. Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill
21/04/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: the effect of excluding genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and torture offences from the measures - Speech Link
2: presumption against prosecution in the case of war crimes, because that leaves open the risk of UK troops - Speech Link
3: forces would never resort to acts of genocide or crimes against humanity, and that it would be extremely - Speech Link

3. Sri Lanka
18/03/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: Government has refused to investigate accusations of war crimes including by key members of the current government - Speech Link
2: Government has refused to investigate accusations of war crimes including by key members of the current government - Speech Link

4. Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill
27/04/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: under the law of England and Wales. Including war crimes in schedule 1 of the Bill will have little practical - Speech Link
2: five-year presumption against prosecution all war crimes covered by articles 6, 7 and 8 of the Rome statute - Speech Link
3: of the amendments removing genocide, torture and crimes against humanity, some of the most egregious errors - Speech Link

5. Rwandan Genocide: Alleged Perpetrators
09/04/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: 1994. Relevant documentation was assessed by the war crimes unit and officers were deployed to Rwanda as - Speech Link
2: commenced a mere seven months after the end of the war and were concluded within 10 months. In the interests - Speech Link
3: number of individuals in relation to potential war crimes. My right hon. Friend will also understand that - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to War Crimes
1. War Crimes
asked by: Chris Green
25/02/2021
... if he will make an assessment of the implications for British military personnel of the International Criminal Court’s ruling that it has jurisdiction to open a probe into allegations of war crimes initiated by non-state actors.

2. War Crimes
asked by: Alicia Kearns
10/06/2021
... what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the centre makes atrocity prevention the focus of the Government's work on conflict; and what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the centre makes use of expertise from outside of government.

3. Army: War Crimes
asked by: Bambos Charalambous
14/12/2020
... what assessment he has made of the effect of the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill on future prosecutions for war crimes committed by British soldiers.

4. Yemen: War Crimes
asked by: Marquess of Lothian
13/10/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of possible war crimes committed by coalition forces in Yemen after an airstrike on a home in Washah near the Yemeni–Saudi border killed six children.

5. Yemen: War Crimes
asked by: Matthew Offord
01/03/2021
... what assessment his Department has made of whether war crimes are being committed in Yemen.

Latest Questions
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22 Current APPG Officers
Andrew Mitchell Portrait
Andrew Mitchell
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Sutton Coldfield
Joined: 21st April 2021
Lord Mendelsohn Portrait
Lord Mendelsohn
Co-Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 21st April 2021
Lord Polak Portrait
Lord Polak
Secretary
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 21st April 2021
2 APPG Memberships
Holocaust Memorial , Isle of Man (Manx)
Rushanara Ali Portrait
Rushanara Ali
Vice Chair
Labour - Bethnal Green and Bow
Joined: 21st April 2021
Lord Dannatt Portrait
Lord Dannatt
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 21st April 2021
1 APPG Membership
Armed Forces Covenant
Lord Falconer of Thoroton Portrait
Lord Falconer of Thoroton
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 21st April 2021
1 APPG Membership
Hong Kong
Patrick Grady Portrait
Patrick Grady
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Glasgow North
Joined: 21st April 2021
Baroness Grender Portrait
Baroness Grender
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 21st April 2021
Harriet Harman Portrait
Harriet Harman
Vice Chair
Labour - Camberwell and Peckham
Joined: 21st April 2021
Margaret Hodge Portrait
Margaret Hodge
Vice Chair
Labour - Barking
Joined: 21st April 2021
Baroness Kennedy of Shaws Portrait
Baroness Kennedy of Shaws
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 21st April 2021
Alison McGovern Portrait
Alison McGovern
Vice Chair
Labour - Wirral South
Joined: 21st April 2021
Lord Richards of Herstmonceux Portrait
Lord Richards of Herstmonceux
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 21st April 2021
1 APPG Membership
Bahrain
Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington Portrait
Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 21st April 2021
1 APPG Membership
General Aviation
Baroness Sugg Portrait
Baroness Sugg
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 21st April 2021
Jeremy Wright Portrait
Jeremy Wright
Vice Chair
Conservative - Kenilworth and Southam
Joined: 21st April 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mr Andrew Mitchell MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8516.

Email: andrew.mitchell.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Dana Peters

Email: Dana.peters@parliament.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the War Crimes APPG

Financial Benefits Received
Date
18 Nov 2021
Source
Red Capital Ltd
Value
£3,600