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Genocide Determination Bill [HL]

Volume 834: debated on Monday 4 December 2023

First Reading

A Bill to provide for the High Court in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and the Court of Session in Scotland to make preliminary determinations concerning the undertakings made by the United Kingdom as a Contracting Party to the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (“Genocide Convention”) under international law; for the referral of such determinations to relevant international courts or organisations; for response to reports on genocide; and for connected purposes.

My Lords, I draw attention to the registered relevant interests of my noble friend Lord Alton, whose Bill this is, and introduce it on his behalf.

The Bill was introduced by Baroness Finlay of Llandaff (on behalf of Lord Alton of Liverpool), read a first time and ordered to be printed.