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Straw: UK will not be a safe haven to those who commit genocide – Ministry of Justice

“The UK will not be a safe haven to those accused of heinous crimes such as genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, Justice Secretary Jack Straw said today as he announced changes to strengthen the law.”

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Ministry of Justice, 26th October 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Genocide – Jack Straw to strengthen law – Ministry of Justice

“New plans to strengthen the law on genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity were announced by Justice Secretary Jack Straw today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 7th July 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Law targets war crime suspects living in UK – The Guardian

“War crime suspects who have fled to Britain after being involved in genocide or crimes against humanity dating back to 1991 will face prosecution in UK courts under proposals announced by the justice secretary, Jack Straw yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 8th July 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

War crime suspects may see UK immunity loophole closed – The Observer

“There has been a huge increase in action against suspected war criminals by the UK authorities, the Guardian has learned, as anti-genocide campaigners await an announcement on Tuesday on whether the government will act to end immunity for genocide suspects.”

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The Observer, 5th July 2009

Source: www.http://observer.guardian.co.uk/

Call to close genocide loophole – BBC News

“Legal loopholes which allow foreign war criminals to escape prosecution in the UK should be closed, a report says.”

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BBC News, 15th June 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man accused of taking part in Rwandan genocide wants to face trial in UK – Daily Telegraph

“A man accused of taking part in the 1994 Rwandan genocide has said he wanted to face trial in the UK and clear his name.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th April 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Judges order release of four men accused over Rwanda genocide – The Guardian

“Four men accused of taking part in the 1994 Rwandan genocide were ordered to be set free today after a British court ruled they would be at risk of a miscarriage of justice if they faced trial in Rwanda.”

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The Guardian, 8th April 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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