§ Lord Lester of Herne Hill
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether any legal or disciplinary measures have been taken against any members of the Armed Forces or other United Kingdom personnel or persons employed by contractors in Iraq for breaches of international human rights law or international humanitarian law; and, if so, whether they will publish the details of the measures taken. [HL2752]
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence (Lord Bach):
No legal or disciplinary measures have been taken against any members of the United Kingdom Armed Forces in Iraq for breaches of international human rights law or international humanitarian law. UK Armed Forces personnel are subject to English criminal law wherever in the world they are deployed. Service personnel suspected of breaking the law are subject to Military Police investigation and due judicial process. We are not aware of any incidents in which UK MoD personnel or persons employed by firms contracted to the UK Government have allegedly committed a breach of human rights.