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Crown Dependencies and British Overseas Territories

Volume 712: debated on Tuesday 14 July 2009

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the implications for the United Kingdom's obligations under international law of non-implementation in any or all of the Crown Dependencies and British Overseas Territories of international conventions and treaties which the United Kingdom has ratified. [HL4765]

If a treaty to which the United Kingdom is a party has been extended to one or more Crown Dependency or Overseas Territory and the Crown Dependency or Overseas Territory fails to implement the treaty, putting the United Kingdom in breach of its obligations under the treaty, then the United Kingdom is ultimately responsible under international law.