§ Lord Avebury
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether, in the light of an article by Jon Swain in The Sunday Times of 6 December, they will detain former Lieutenant-Colonel Tharcisse Muvany Muvinyi, and notify the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal on Rwanda that he is in custody here, so that investigators from the tribunal may question Mr. Muvinyi about the alleged offences and, if the investigators decide that charges should be made, they may request his transfer to the Court's jurisdiction. [HL230]
§ Lord Williams of Mostyn
We fully support the work of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and we provide considerable assistance to it. Under the United Nationals (International Tribunal) (Rwanda) Order 1996, powers exist to arrest persons upon receipt of a warrant or request from the tribunal, but the order does not provide for arrest in advance of such receipt.