Attorney General Dominic Grieve has said the Government "completely rejects" the claim that UK forces have been responsible for systemic abuse and would do "whatever is necessary" to show any allegations were being dealt with within the British justice system.
British troops are some of the best in the world and we expect them to operate to the highest standards, in line with both domestic and international law.
In my experience, the vast majority of our armed forces meet those expectations.
Where allegations have been made that individuals may have broken those laws, they are being comprehensively investigated.
As the minister responsible for overseeing the UK's prosecutors, I understand the importance of the ICC [International Criminal Court] prosecutor following the proper legal procedures when complaints are made.
He said that the Government "has been, and remains, a strong supporter" of the ICC. He added that he would provide the office of the prosecutor with "whatever is necessary to demonstrate that British justice is following its proper course".
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