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Amendments to the International Criminal Court Bill [H.L.]

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Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Amendments to the International Criminal Court Bill [H.L.] to be moved in Committee in the House of Lords.

   
Clause 2
 
   
BY THE LORD HOWELL OF GUILDFORD
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 2, line 19, at end insert--
 
    ("(6)  Any request or requests, referred to in the ICC Statute and in subsection (1) above, shall be in the English language.
 
    (7)  Any request, referred to in the ICC Statute and in subsection (2) above, shall be delivered to the Home Office and a second copy shall be delivered to the Attorney General.")
 
   
Clause 4
 
   
BY THE LORD HOWELL OF GUILDFORD
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 3, line 13, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Any Order in Council made under paragraph 3 of Schedule 1 shall provide that--
    (a)  a person shall be brought before a competent court in not less than 24 hours of arrest or as soon as is reasonably practicable, but in any event such period must not extend beyond 36 hours; and
    (b)  a person shall not be remanded for a period of more than 7 days without his consent."")
 
   
Clause 26
 
   
BY THE LORD HOWELL OF GUILDFORD
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 14, line 13, leave out ("Senior District") insert ("Circuit")  
     Page 14, line 14, leave out ("District") insert ("Circuit")  
   
After Clause 26
 
   
BY THE LORD HOWELL OF GUILDFORD
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Insert the following new 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.") Government responsibility to maintain law and order.
   
After Clause 66
 
   
BY THE LORD HOWELL OF GUILDFORD
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Insert the following new 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 of continuing or imminent serious bodily harm against that person, or another person, and
    (b)  the person acts necessarily and reasonably to avoid this threat.
Defence against unlawful use of force.
   
Schedule 7
 
   
BY THE LORD HOWELL OF GUILDFORD
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 60, line 44, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Notwithstanding anything in the preceding sections, a person convicted by the ICC and serving his sentence in the United Kingdom shall serve a sentence which is no longer than the maximum for that offence in the United Kingdom, and shall be subject to the same rules on parole, remission, credit for time served on remand and early release as other serving prisoners who are United Kingdom nationals.")
 
 
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