File - Former British prime minister Tony Blair leaves after addressing delegates at the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) fourth annual conference in central London on November 5, 2012. (AFP PHOTO/JUSTIN TALLIS)
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Britain said Sunday it was already dealing with cases of alleged abuse by its troops in Iraq after human rights lawyers sent a file to the International Criminal Court.The Defense Ministry said action through the ICC in The Hague was unnecessary because the cases were either already under investigation or had been dealt with through various courts and processes.Other forms of alleged abuse between 2003 and 2008 include sexual assault, mock executions, and threats of rape, death and torture.It calls for an investigation into the alleged war crimes under Article 15 of the Rome Statute.
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