Government fails to answer question about why they won’t follow the lead of the German Federal Court of Justice in convicting a member of Daesh of genocide. They endlessly say that only a Court can determine Genocide but when one does they take no notice.
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (HL5828):
Question by Lord ALTON of Liverpool
To ask His Majesty’s Government, further to a Daesh member being convicted of genocide by the German Federal Court of Justice, what plans they have to recognise the Daesh atrocities as genocide. (HL5828)
Tabled on: 23 February 2023
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:
The UK strongly condemns atrocities against the Yazidis in Iraq. The decision to uphold the verdict against the Daesh member sends a strong signal to the international community and we are considering the implications under HMG’s genocide determination policy. We will continue to do our utmost both to end violations of international human rights law and where appropriate, international humanitarian law; and to prevent the escalation of any such atrocities and alleviate the suffering of those who are affected.
Date and time of answer: 10 Mar 2023 at 14:32.