Straw proposes new powers to prosecute war criminals in Britain.
Justice secretary aims to close gap in law to cover UK nationals and residents accused of war crimes dating back to 1991.
New powers to prosecute war criminals living in Britain who have committed atrocities dating back to 1991 were unveiled today by the justice secretary, Jack Straw.
He proposes closing a gap in the law so that prosecutions can go ahead against British nationals and residents accused of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.
* Alan Travis, home affairs editor
* guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 7 July 2009 13.59 BST
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