Plan to change war crimes law delayed by general election – The Guardian

Posted March 5th, 2010 in international law, news, private prosecutions, war crimes by sally

“Changes in the law to remove the threat of foreign politicians becoming victims of ‘politically motivated’ war crime arrests every time they visit Britain have been postponed until after the general election. The justice secretary, Jack Straw, said the decision to delay immediate legislation had been taken because the government recognised it was a controversial issue that involved the long-standing right of private prosecution.”

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The Guardian, 5th March 2010