Debates between Baroness Blackstone and Baroness Goldie during the 2019 Parliament

Wed 12th Oct 2022


Debate between Baroness Blackstone and Baroness Goldie
Wednesday 12th October 2022

(1 year, 9 months ago)

Lords Chamber
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Baroness Blackstone Portrait Baroness Blackstone (Lab)
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My Lords, can the Minister tell the House what efforts the Government are making to support those—Ukrainian prosecutors in particular, as well as international efforts—who are now part of the big effort to try to prosecute, document and investigate the war crimes committed by Russian forces?

Baroness Goldie Portrait Baroness Goldie (Con)
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From a fairly early stage, we volunteered our support for, and co-operation with, the International Criminal Court, which is the pivot for driving forward both the investigation of the commission of crimes and the gathering of the evidence that will be necessary if these crimes are to be successfully prosecuted. We have provided advice and expertise, and we continue to do that. We are in constant communication with the International Criminal Court, and we want to play our full part in supporting the multinational initiative to bring war criminals to justice.