HC Deb 11 February 2002 vol 380 c37W
Vera Baird

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to support the conferences on ratification of the Statute for the International Criminal Court for(a) Mongolia in January, (b) ECOWAS states in January, (c) Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Honduras in February and (d) southern Asia in February. [31760]

Mr. MacShane

The first, third and fourth of these conferences have been organised by NGOs: respectively Forum Asia, Human Rights Watch and Parliamentarians for Global Action. All are members of the overarching "Coalition for an International Criminal Court (CICC)". CICC provides financial assistance to such conferences. HMG made a grant of $50,000 to CICC in FY 2001–02.

The ECOWAS conference was supported by the Canadian Government and the International Red Cross.