All Party House of Lords Genocide Amendment Goes To The House of Commons Next Tuesday . Please urge your MP to support it.

Jan 15, 2021 | Featured

On Monday the Trade Bill will have its Third Reading in the Lords and Lords’ amendments will go to the Commons. Please urge yoMP to support it.

At Report Stage of the Trade Bill, in the House of Lords, by a majority of 129, an all party amendment on ending trade agreements with States found by the High Court to be complicit in Genocide was added to the Bill. Full debate here:

https://www.davidalton.net/2020/12/08/historic-house-of-lords-vote-on-all-party-amendment-on-genocide-determination-passes-by-a-majority-of-126-now-members-of-the-commons-have-the-chance-to-say-no-to-trade-deals-with-states-credibly-acc/

The former leader of the Conservative Party, Sir Iain Duncan Smith MP, along with Nus Ghani MP are “sponsoring” the amendment when it comes to the House of Commons. The Opposition Parties have declared their support for the amendment.

Under pressure from Foreign Office Officials who use Genocide declaration as a political tool, and vested interests who want no impediment to trade with Genocide -committing countries, the Government are likely to whip MPs to resist enabling the High Court to evaluate evidence and decide if a genocide is under way.


A significant number of Conservative MPs will vote for the amendment- along with the Official Opposition.

Earlier today a briefing on the amendment was organised by the Board of Jewish Deputies who have urged support for the amendment. You can view the brief here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tf31EJ3ixTU&feature=youtu.be

Please email your MP and urge them to support the Genocide Amendment. Thank you.

Genocide- the crime above all crimes
Lord David Alton

For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today he is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the UK House of Lords.

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For the Uyghurs, Genocide is a word which dares not speak its name. For the sake of women like Rahima Mahmut, Gulzira Auelkhan, Sayragul Sauytbay, and Ruqiye Perhat – whose heart-breaking, shocking, stories are recorded here – it’s time that the crime of genocide was given definition in the UK. On January 19th Parliament can use its voice and speak that name – insisting on justice for victims of Genocide and refusing to make tawdry trade deals with those responsible for the crime above all crimes.

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