Bishop of Leeds asks Government about prospects of Iraq acceding to Rome Statute of International Criminal Court

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BpLeeds2On 27th April 2016 the Bishop of Leeds, Rt Revd Nick Baines, received a written answer to a question about whether the Iraqi government will ratify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

The Lord Bishop of Leeds: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 5 April (HL7331), what is their assessment of the prospect of the government of Iraq acceding to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court [HL7709]

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: We are not aware of any information indicating that the Government of Iraq is in the process of acceding to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

The UK is a strong supporter of the ICC. We offer support to any State that is in the process of ratifying the Rome Statute or needs assistance in adopting the national legislation needed to enact the full implementation of the statute. Whether Iraq chooses to accede to the Rome Statute is a matter for the Government of Iraq.

(via Parliament.uk)