HL Deb 24 September 2002 vol 638 cc190-1WA
Lord Howell of Guildford

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What agreements have been reached with the Afghanistan interim government to protect the status of United Kingdom military personnel in relation to the powers of the International Criminal Court or other international tribunals. [HL4875]

The Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Defence (Lord Bach)

The United Kingdom is fully committed to the International Criminal Court and has not sought immunity from the ICC's powers in Afghanistan, or indeed anywhere else in the world. Although the terms of ISAF Military Technical Agreement require the consent of the contributing nation before its personnel can be transferred to any international tribunal, this in no way affects the UK's commitment to the ICC or other international tribunals.