HL Deb 01 April 2003 vol 646 cc114-5WA
Lord Lester of Herne Hill

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What legal sanctions and remedies are available under the laws of the United Kingdom and the United States for any breaches of international humanitarian law committed during the military action against Iraq. [HL2248]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Breaches of international humanitarian law can be prosecuted in the UK in accordance with the Geneva Conventions Act 1957 and the International Criminal Court Act 2001 or the International Criminal Court (Scotland) Act 2001. As a state party to the 1949 Geneva Conventions, the US would have its own laws and procedures to enable breaches of the conventions to be prosecuted there.