Overseas Territories: European Convention on Human Rights

House of Lords written question – answered on 7th February 2001.

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Photo of Lord Lester of Herne Hill Lord Lester of Herne Hill Liberal Democrat

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 16 January (WA 125), when they will be in a position to extend to the self-governing Overseas Territories Protocol 6 to the European Covention on Human Rights concerning the abolition of the death penalty.

Photo of Baroness Scotland of Asthal Baroness Scotland of Asthal Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Foreign & Commonwealth Office

The Government expect to be in a position to extend the Sixth Protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights to the Overseas Territories when capital punishment has been abolished in Gibraltar for piracy and in the Turks and Caicos Islands for treason and piracy. The Government are pursuing this question with the authorities of those territories with a view to reaching conclusions as soon as possible.

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