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House of Lords balks at 'genocide' declaration

March 22, 2016

The British House of Lords blocked a move to declare that the Islamic State is guilty of genocide.

The proposal-- introduced as an amendment to the Immigration Bill-- fell by a vote of 148 to 111. The government had opposed the move, saying that it would be more appropriate to have a finding of genocide may by the High Court. Such a finding would require the government to give priority to asylum-seekers from the countries under threat by the Islamic State. 


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