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

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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.'.


Necessary conditions for Act to have effect

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Edward Garnier

NC6

To move the following Clause:—

       'This Act shall have effect subject to—

    (a)   Her Majesty's Government having made an effort in good faith to obtain a correction to the tests in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish of Article 8.2( )(viii), by way of a proces-verbal of rectification to be issued by the Secretary General of the United Nations as depositary of the ICC Statute after communicating the proposed correction to all interested states, specifying that the transfers referred to in Article 8.2(b)(viii) are criminal only if those transfers are involuntary on the part of the persons transferred, and

    (b)   failing success in that effort, Her Majesty's Government having made efforts in good faith to obtain an amendment to the Elements of Crimes contained in the report of the Preparatory Commission for the International Criminal Court adopted on 30th June 2000, similarly specifying that the transfers referred to in Article 8.2(b)(viii) are criminal only if those transfers are involuntary on the part of the persons transferred, and to obtain a similar specification in the Elements of Crimes to be adopted in accordance with Article 9, and

    (c)   in that case, Her Majesty's Government having, when ratifying the ICC Statute, made a declaration to the effect that the United Kingdom regards the transfers referred to in Article 8.2(b)(viii) as criminal only if those transfers are involuntary on the part of the persons transferred, and not in any case withdrawing that declaration.'.


Declaration upon ratification

   

Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr Gerald Howarth

NC7

To move the following Clause:—

       'This Act shall have effect subject to the making of a declaration by Her Majesty's Government upon ratification, to be deposited with the Secretary General of the United Nations, as follows—

       "Her Majesty's Government, being cognizant of the declaration upon signature by the Government of the State of Israel, will itself reject attempts to interpret its provisions in a politically motivated manner against actions of the United Kingdom and its citizens. Her Majesty's Government hopes that the United Kingdom's expressions of concern at the consequences of politicization of the intended central impartial body will help prevent the undermining of the objectives of the Statute.".'.


Amendments of the ICC Statute

   

Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr Gerald Howarth

NC8

To move the following Clause:—

       'If an amendment is adopted to the ICC Statute under Article 121, within six months of the meeting of the Assembly of States Parties which adopts such amendment Her Majesty's Government shall obtain approval for such amendment by positive resolution of both Houses of Parliament, failing such approval being given six months after the meeting of the Assembly of States Parties Her Majesty's Government will give notice for withdrawal under Article 127.'.


   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Edward Garnier

59

*Clause     49,     page     25,     line     14,     at end insert ', and

    (c)   orders relating to the payment of reparations to victims of crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court and from the Trust Fund established under Article 79'.


   

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.'.

   

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 Crispin Blunt

53

*Clause     51,     page     27,     line     11,     leave out from first 'Kingdom' to end of line 12.

   

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 Crispin Blunt

54

*Clause     52,     page     27,     line     29,     leave out from first 'Kingdom' to end of line 30.

   

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'.

   

Mr Crispin Blunt

55

*Clause     54,     page     28,     line     36,     leave out from first 'Kingdom' to end of line 37.

   

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 Crispin Blunt

56

*Clause     58,     page     30,     line     28,     leave out from first 'Kingdom' to end of line 29.

   

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 Crispin Blunt

57

*Clause     59,     page     31,     line     4,     leave out from first 'Kingdom' to end of line 5.

   

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.'.


   

Mr Crispin Blunt

58

*Clause     61,     page     32,     line     5,     leave out from first 'Kingdom' to end of line 6.

 
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