HC Deb 17 March 1997 vol 292 cc394-5W
Mr. Macdonald

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the individuals indicted as war criminals by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia who have not been arrested; if he will indicate the jurisdiction in which each of these is believed to reside; what actions are being taken by the national Governments responsible for these jurisdictions to carry out UN resolutions regarding the enforcement of tribunal orders; and what steps Her Majesty's Government are taking to enforce the tribunal orders through the international peace force in Bosnia-Herzegovina. [20351]

Sir Nicholas Bonsor

Details of individuals indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and their last known whereabouts have been place in the Libraries of the House.

Those indicated by the tribunal who are still at large are believed to reside in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Bosnia-Herzegovina has executed two arrest warrants. It has not arrested any indictees resident in the Republika Srpksa and the Croat part of the federation on the grounds that it lacks control over these areas. The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia has transferred two witnesses in detention for other reasons to the tribunal. It has not arrested any of the indictees believed to be at large in its territory. The Republic of Croatia has arrested one indictee on its territory, but he has not yet been transferred to the tribunal. Croatia negotiated the voluntary surrender of another indictee to the tribunal. Other indictees in Croatia remain at large.

NATO has decided that the stabilisation force will detain and transfer to the tribunal any indicted individuals with whom they come into contact in the course of their duties and if the situation permits.