Caabu welcomes the Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's commitment to the application of international law & accountability in occupied territory, at Prime Minister's Questions on 2 November, in a response to a question from Scottish National Party (SNP) MP Tommy Sheppard. This applies in all such cases, Ukraine & elsewhere, & includes the occupied Palestinian territory.
At PMQs, Tommy Sheppard MP asked:
"Given the continued Russian invasion and the now illegal annexation of parts of Ukraine, will the Prime Minister recommit his Government to pursuing the full and proper accountability, including through the International Criminal Court, of those who violate international law in territories that they occupy? In particular, will he pursue the rigorous application of the fourth Geneva convention on the treatment of civilian populations in militarily occupied areas?"
The Prime Minister Rishi Sunak responded:
"I thank the hon. Gentleman for his question, which is absolutely right. I can confirm that we will continue with the policy that the previous Government put in place, and we can be proud that we provided, I think, the earliest technical support to gather evidence for future prosecutions at the ICC. We will continue to gather evidence and provide support to the Ukrainians, because the hon. Gentleman is absolutely right that what we are hearing is abhorrent and wrong, and those who are conducting these things must be held to account."