Amendments proposed to the International Criminal Court Bill [Lords] - continued House of Commons

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Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Edward Garnier

7

Clause     50,     page     26,     line     24,     at end insert ', as that report may be amended from time to time'.

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Edward Garnier

8

Clause     50,     page     26,     line     30,     after 'relevant', insert 'declaration made by the United Kingdom when ratifying the ICC Statute and any relevant'.

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Edward Garnier

9

Clause     50,     page     26,     line     31,     leave out 'ratifying any treaty' and insert 'signing or ratifying any other treaty'.


   

Mr Gerald Howarth
Mr Crispin Blunt

31

Schedule     8,     page     72,     line     13,     leave out subsection (i).

   

Mr Gerald Howarth
Mr Crispin Blunt

32

Schedule     8,     page     72,     line     16,     leave out subsection (ii).

   

Mr Gerald Howarth
Mr Crispin Blunt

33

Schedule     8,     page     72,     line     24,     leave out subsection (iv).

   

Mr Gerald Howarth
Mr Crispin Blunt

34

Schedule     8,     page     72,     line     30,     leave out subsection (v).

   

Mr Gerald Howarth
Mr Crispin Blunt

35

Schedule     8,     page     73,     line     24,     leave out subsection (xxi).


   

Mr Robert Maclennan
Mr Mark Oaten

42

*Clause     51,     page     27,     line     11,     leave out 'a United Kingdom resident'.

   

Mr Robert Maclennan
Mr Mark Oaten

43

*Clause     51,     page     27,     line     12,     at end insert ', or

    ( )   outside the United Kingdom by a non-UK national who after the alleged offence has been committed is present in England and Wales.'.


   

Mr Robert Maclennan
Mr Mark Oaten

44

*Clause     52,     page     27,     line     16,     leave out subsection 2.

   

Mr Robert Maclennan
Mr Mark Oaten

45

*Clause     52,     page     27,     line     23,     leave out subsection 3.

   

Mr Robert Maclennan
Mr Mark Oaten

46

*Clause     52,     page     27,     line     29,     leave out 'a United Kingdom resident'.

   

Mr Robert Maclennan
Mr Mark Oaten

47

*Clause     52,     page     27,     line     30,     at end insert 'or

    ( )   outside the United Kingdom by a non-UK national who after the alleged offence has been committed is present in England and Wales.'.


   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Edward Garnier

10

Clause     54,     page     28,     line     20,     leave out subsection (2).

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Edward Garnier

11

Clause     54,     page     28,     line     22,     leave out 'shall' and insert 'may'.

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Edward Garnier

12

Clause     54,     page     28,     line     39,     leave out 'or with the consent of'.

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Edward Garnier

13

Clause     54,     page     28,     line     40,     at end insert 'whose consent shall be subject to judicial review.'.


   

Mr Robert Maclennan
Mr Mark Oaten

48

*Clause     58,     page     30,     line     28,     leave out from 'or' to end of line 29 and insert—

    '( )   outside the United Kingdom by a non-UK national who after the alleged offence has been committed is present in Northern Ireland.'.


   

Mr Robert Maclennan
Mr Mark Oaten

49

*Clause     59,     page     30,     line     33,     leave out subsection 2.

   

Mr Robert Maclennan
Mr Mark Oaten

50

*Clause     59,     page     30,     line     40,     leave out subsection 3.

   

Mr Robert Maclennan
Mr Mark Oaten

51

*Clause     59,     page     31,     line     4,     leave out from 'or' to end of line 5 and insert—

    '( )   outside the United Kingdom by a non-UK national who after the alleged offence has been committed is present in the United Kingdom.'.


   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Edward Garnier

2

Clause     65,     page     34,     line     5,     leave out from 'or' to 'that' in line 6 and insert 'consciously disregarded information which clearly indicated'.

   

Mr Gerald Howarth
Mr Crispin Blunt

28

Clause     65,     page     34,     line     10,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   it shall be a defence to any charge arising from this Act for a military commander to claim that he was faithfully discharging the responsibilities laid upon him by a Minister of the Crown.'.

   

Mr Gerald Howarth
Mr Crispin Blunt

29

Clause     65,     page     34,     line     25,     leave out subsection (5).


   

Mr Gerald Howarth
Mr Crispin Blunt

30

Clause     66,     page     35,     line     12,     leave out subsection (4).


   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Edward Garnier

3

Clause     78,     page     41,     line     31,     leave out from 'Crown' to ', and' in line 32.

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Edward Garnier

1

Clause     78,     page     41,     line     33,     at end insert—

    '( )   For the avoidance of doubt, this Act does not apply to persons acting in the discharge of their duties in the public service of the Crown.'.


   

Mr John Battle

27

Clause     84,     page     44,     line     3,     leave out subsection (2).


NEW CLAUSES

Jurisdiction of the Court

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Edward Garnier

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

       '.—This Act shall have effect, subject to the making of a declaration by Her Majesty's Government in accordance with Article 124 of the ICC Statute, with the proviso that for a period of seven years after the entry into force of the Statute the United Kingdom does not accept the jurisdiction of the Court with respect to the category of crimes referred to in Article 8 when such crimes are alleged to have been committed by United Kingdom nationals or on United Kingdom territory.'.


Government responsibility to maintain law and order

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Edward Garnier

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

       'Nothing in the ICC Statute shall affect the responsibility of the Government to maintain or re-establish law and order in the State, or to defend the unity and territorial integrity of the State, by all legitimate means at its disposal.'.


Defence against unlawful use of force

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Edward Garnier

NC3

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1)   A person acts reasonably to defend himself or herself or another person or, in the case of war crimes, property which is essential for survival of the person, or another person, or property which is essential for accomplishing a military mission, when he acts against an imminent and unlawful use of force in a manner proportionate to the degree of danger to that person, or the other person, or property protected.

    (2)   A person may rely on the above defence if he can establish, on the balance of probabilities, that he was acting as part of a defensive operation and/or there was a necessity to act in this way.

    (3)   It shall be a defence to any allegation under the ICC Statute, that the conduct which is alleged to constitute a crime within the jurisdiction of the Court has been—

    (a)   caused by duress resulting from a threat of imminent death or constituting imminent serious bodily harm against that person, or another person, and

    (b)   the person acts necessarily and reasonably to avoid this threat.'.


Reporting of consultation between the ICC and Secretary of State

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Edward Garnier

NC4

To move the following Clause:—

       'The Secretary of State shall, following any consultation prior to any proposed warrant, or actual warrant, from the ICC, lay a report before the Foreign Affairs Select Committee of the House of Commons, or any ad hoc committee of that Committee, setting out in particular—

    (a)   the nature of the proposed warrant;

    (b)   the grounds for refusal to accept the warrant; and

    (c)   any reasons given by the Secretary of State why he considers that a warrant should not be issued, or that the case has been dealt with and/or, that the case will be dealt with under United Kingdom jurisdiction.'.


Ratification: reservations and declarations

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Edward Garnier

NC5

To move the following Clause:—

       'The Secretary of State shall not ratify the ICC Statute unless—

    (a)   a report is laid before Parliament, setting out—

            (i)   any reservations Her Majesty's Government proposes to make and the reason for those reservations,

            (ii)   any declarations Her Majesty's Government proposes to make and the reason for such declarations, and

            (iii)   that report is approved by each House of Parliament.'.

 
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