Prosecution of War Criminals

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1575
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What proportion of war criminal investigations referred to the Metropolitan Police Service result in prosecution?

Answer

Answer for Prosecution of War Criminals

Answer for Prosecution of War Criminals

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Since April 2012, there has been one prosecution, for two offences of Torture, as a result of investigations by the MPS War Crimes Team, this prosecution remains ongoing. During the same time period, the War Crimes Team has conducted the scoping exercise into thirty eight (38) allegations of Genocide, Crimes against Humanity, War Crimes or Torture.