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Lord Alton of Liverpool's amendment After Clause 2 (9)

Trade Act 2021

Report stage

Lead member

Lord Alton of Liverpool
Crossbench, Life peer


This amendment was agreed to. Where a member has opposed a Clause standing part of a Bill, 'agreed' indicates that the Clause was removed from the Bill.

Amendment text

After Clause 2

Insert the following new Clause—

“Agreements with states accused of committing genocide

(1) International bilateral trade agreements are revoked if the High Court of England and Wales makes a preliminary determination that they should be revoked on the ground that another signatory to the relevant agreement represents a state which has committed genocide under Article II of the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, following an application to revoke an international bilateral trade agreement on this ground from a person or group of persons belonging to a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, or an organisation representing such a group, which has been the subject of that genocide.

(2) This section applies to genocides which occur after this section comes into force, and to those considered by the High Court to have been ongoing at the time of its coming into force.”


Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws
Life peer
Lord Forsyth of Drumlean
Life peer
Baroness Falkner of Margravine
Life peer