Clause 6 - “Relevant offence”

Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:00 pm on 3rd November 2020.

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Amendment proposed: 32, page 4, line 13, at end insert—

‘(3A) A service offence is not a “relevant offence” if it is an offence whose prosecution is required under the United Kingdom’s international treaty obligations.’.—(Stewart Malcolm McDonald.)

This amendment would exclude the prosecution of serious international crimes (such as torture, genocide, crimes against humanity, and certain war crimes) from the limitations otherwise imposed by the Bill.

Question put, That the amendment be made.

Division number 157 Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill — Clause 6 - “Relevant offence”

Aye: 257 MPs

No: 337 MPs

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The House divided: Ayes 262, Noes 335.

Question accordingly negatived.

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