§ 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.