26 January 2014 - When substantial evidence surfaced on systematic torture against detainees of war in Iraq, British High Commissioner in Colombo yesterday flatly ruled out the possibility of any International Criminal Court (ICC) Investigation. “Allegations relating to Iraq that have been brought to our attention are subjected to thorough examination – including through the Iraq Historic Allegations Team, independent Public Inquiries, and in the UK and European courts. If approached by the ICC, we will take the opportunity to explain the very extensive work underway to deal with historic allegations of abuse,” a spokesperson from the British High Commission told ‘The Nation’.
A devastating 250-page dossier, detailing allegations of beatings, electrocution, mock executions and sexual assault, has been presented to the International Criminal Court, and could result in some of Britain’s leading defence figures facing prosecution for “systematic” war crimes, Britain’s The Independent reported. read more>>>
Al Sweady Inquiry is trying to determine if civilians were tortured read more>>>