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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 10th April 2001

STANDING COMMITTEE D


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT BILL [LORDS]

    INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT BILL [Lords]

    RESOLUTION OF THE PROGRAMMING SUB-COMMITTEE

       The Programming Sub-Committee appointed by the Speaker in respect of the Bill agreed the following resolution on Monday 9th April (Sessional Order C relating to Programming):

       That—

    (1)   during proceedings of the Standing Committee on the International Criminal Court Bill [Lords], the Committee do meet—

    (a)   on Tuesday 10th April at five minutes to Ten o'clock and half-past Two o'clock, and

    (b)   from Tuesday 24th April, on Tuesdays, at half-past Ten o'clock and half-past Four o'clock, and on Thursdays, at five minutes to Ten o'clock and half-past Two o'clock;

    (2)   the proceedings on the Bill shall be taken in the following order, namely, Clauses 1 to 24, Schedule 2, Clauses 25 to 28, Schedule 3, Clauses 29 to 34, Schedule 4, Clauses 35 to 37, Schedule 5, Clause 38, Schedule 6, Clauses 39 to 42, Schedule 7, Clauses 43 to 50, Schedule 8, Clauses 51 to 54, Schedule 9, Clauses 55 to 83, Schedule 10, Clause 84, Schedule 1, new Clauses, new Schedules;

    (3)   if not previously concluded, the proceedings of the Committee on the Bill shall be brought to a conclusion at Five o'clock on Thursday 3rd May.


    Mr John Battle has given notice of his intention to move a motion in the terms of the resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee. Debate on such a motion may continue for half an hour [Sessional Order C(6) relating to Programming (7th November 2000)].

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Edward Garnier

4

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     8,     after second 'Statute', insert ', as corrected by the following proces-verbaux of rectification issued by the Secretary General of the United Nations as depositary of the ICC Statute after communicating the proposed corrections of all interested States—

    (a)   the proces-verbaux of 10th November 1998 and 12th July 1999 correcting the texts of that Statute in Arabic, Chinese, English, French and Spanish;

    (b)   the proces-verbaux of 30th November 1999 and 8th May 2000 correcting the texts of that Statute in French and Spanish;

    (c)   the proces-verbaux of 17th January 2001 correcting the texts of that Statute in French, Russian and Spanish, and;

    (d)   the proces-verbaux of 17th January 2001 correcting the text of that Statute in French, Russian and Spanish, and

    (e)   further such proces-verbaux as may have been or may be issued by the Secretary General of the United Nations, except where Her Majesty's Government upon resolution of either House of Parliament conveys to the Secretary General that the United Kingdom dissents from one or more specific corrections contained in one or more specific such further proces-verbaux.'.

   

Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr Gerald Howarth

36

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     9,     leave out '(other than the crime of aggression)'.

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Edward Garnier

5

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     9,     after 'aggression', insert ', and other than the transfers referred to in Article 8.2(b)(viii), except where those transfers are involuntary on the part of the person transferred.'.

   

Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr Gerald Howarth

37

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     10,     at end insert 'other than crimes arising out of amendments to Articles 5, 6, 7 and 8 of the ICC Statute'.


   

Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr Gerald Howarth

38

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     8,     at end insert 'unless he is satisfied that the person referred to is a citizen of the United Kingdom or the crime alleged was carried out on the territory of the United Kingdom.

    (1A)   If he is satisfied that the person referred to is a citizen of the United Kingdom or the crime alleged was carried out on the territory of the United Kingom the Secretary of State will commence proceedings under Article 19 of the ICC Statute to challenge the jurisdiction of the ICC.

    (1B)   If the challenge to the ICC under subsection (1A) is unsuccessful—

    (a)   an enquiry shall be held by a joint committee of both Houses of Parliament as to why the ICC had satisfied itself that the United Kingdom had not properly discharged its obligations under Article 17, and if the Committee finds that the judgement of the ICC was in the judgement of the Committee unreasonable it shall request Her Majesty's Government to give notification of withdrawal under Article 127;

    (b)   he shall transmit the request and documents accompanying it to an appropriate judicial officer.'.

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Edward Garnier

14

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     10,     leave out 'shall' and insert 'may'.

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Edward Garnier

15

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     15,     leave out 'shall' and insert 'may'.

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Edward Garnier

22

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     19,     after 'demonstrate', insert 'beyond reasonable doubt'.

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Edward Garnier

16

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     24,     leave out 'shall' and insert 'may'.


   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Edward Garnier

17

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     34,     leave out 'shall' and insert 'may'.

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Edward Garnier

18

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     41,     leave out 'shall' and insert 'may'.

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Edward Garnier

19

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     3,     leave out 'shall' and insert 'may'.

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Edward Garnier

21

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     10,     leave out 'shall' and insert 'may'.


   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Edward Garnier

23

Clause     5,     page     4,     line     3,     after 'court', insert 'or courts-martial in the case of service personnel'.

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Edward Garnier

24

Clause     5,     page     4,     line     10,     at end insert ', and

    (c)   that there is a prima facie case, on the evidence to be heard.'.

   

Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr Gerald Howarth

39

Clause     5,     page     4,     line     10,     at end insert 'and

    (c)   that the person brought before the court is not a citizen of the United Kingdom'.

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Edward Garnier

25

Clause     5,     page     4,     line     25,     at end insert 'that the Secretary of State has reasonable grounds for being unwilling or unable to investigate and prosecute the named person'.

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Edward Garnier

26

Clause     5,     page     4,     line     36,     at end insert ', or

    (c)   that there is reason to believe that the person would not receive a fair trial in accordance with principles of United Kingdom law'.

   

Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr Gerald Howarth

40

Clause     5,     page     4,     line     42,     at end insert—

    '(10)   If the competent court is satisfied that the person brought before the court is a citizen of the United Kingdom it shall adjourn the proceedings and notify the Secretary of State.

    (11)   On receipt of notification from the competent court that the warrant of the ICC refers to a citizen of the United Kingdom the Secretary of State will commence proceedings under Article 19 of ICC Statute to challenge the jurisdiction of the ICC.

    (12)   If the challenge to the ICC under subsection (11) is unsuccessful—

    (a)   an enquiry shall be held by a joint committee of both Houses of Parliament as to why the ICC had satisfied itself that the United Kingdom had not properly discharged its obligations under Article 17, and if the Committee finds that the judgement of the ICC was in the judgement of the Committee unreasonable it shall request Her Majesty's Government to give notification of withdrawal under Article 127;

    (b)   the competent court shall resume its proceedings and make a delivery order.".'.


   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Edward Garnier

20

Clause     12,     page     8,     line     35,     at end insert—

    '( )   The Secretary of State shall not give directions for the execution of a delivery order where it does not appear to him to be in the public interest to do so.'.


   

Mr Robert Maclennan
Mr Mark Oaten

41

*Clause     23,     page     14,     line     17,     leave out subsection (4) and insert—

    '( )   Where, in a particular case, the ICC has not made a final determination as to whether Article 98 of the Statute applies to a request, the Secretary of State may postpone his consideration of the request and consult with the ICC; and if the ICC advises that it has considered Article 98 and that it intends to proceed with the request, the Secretary of State must continue to deal with the request under this Part.'.


   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Edward Garnier

6

Clause     50,     page     26,     line     16,     at end insert ', other than the transfers referred to in Article 8.2(b)(viii) except where those transfers are involuntary on the part of the persons transferred.'.

 
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