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INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT (No. 3)

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1137: tabled on 24 March 1998

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 65 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the Government's support for the establishment of an international criminal court; recognises the importance such a court will have in ending impunity worldwide and acting as an effective complement to national courts when these are unable or unwilling to bring to justice those responsible for genocide, other crimes against humanity or serious violations of humanitarian law; welcomes the Government's support for rape and other serious sexual abuse to be included among these crimes; supports the establishment of a court with universal jurisdiction, which should be concurrent with the jurisdiction that the states themselves have over these crimes; believes that states not party to the statute should be encouraged to cooperate with the court; further believes that the court should receive adequate and secure funding from the United Nations budget; urges the Government to support calls for an independent prosecutor with the right to initiate investigations and prosecutions based on information from any reliable source; and calls on the Government to reconsider its position on the role of the Security Council and to ensure that the Security Council does not have the power to prevent or seek suspension of an investigation or prosecution.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 April 1998
Twickenham
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 April 1998
North East Fife
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1998
Workington
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 31 March 1998
Midlothian
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 6 April 1998
Leyton and Wanstead
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1998
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1998
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 2 April 1998
Hornchurch
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 26 March 1998
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 25 March 1998
Leigh
Cunningham, Ms Roseanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 March 1998
Perth
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 7 May 1998
Bristol West
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 24 March 1998
Burton
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1998
South Swindon
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 30 April 1998
Sunderland North
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 May 1998
Moray
Fitzsimons, Mrs Lorna
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1998
Rochdale
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 31 March 1998
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 1998
Bath
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 25 March 1998
Greenock and Inverclyde
Goggins, Paul
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1998
Wythenshawe and Sale East
Grant, Bernie
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1998
Tottenham
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 24 March 1998
Reading East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 March 1998
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 1998
Oxford West and Abingdon
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 1998
Somerton and Frome
Hope, Phil
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1998
Corby
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 25 March 1998
Barnsley Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 25 March 1998
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1998
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 April 1998
Cheltenham
Keen, Ann
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1998
Brentford and Isleworth
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 26 March 1998
Stafford
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1998
Rugby and Kenilworth
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 26 March 1998
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lewis, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 24 March 1998
Bury South
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1998
Brent East
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 1998
Brecon and Radnorshire
Marshall, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 1 June 1998
Leicester South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1998
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 26 March 1998
Kingston upon Hull North
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 June 1998
Newbury
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 27 April 1998
Rhondda
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 March 1998
Banff and Buchan
Shipley, Ms Debra
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1998
Stourbridge
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1998
Bradford West
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 28 April 1998
Wellingborough
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 25 March 1998
North West Leicestershire
Temple-Morris, Mr Peter
Independent Conservative
Signed on 26 March 1998
Leominster
Thomas, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 28 April 1998
Clwyd West
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Brighton, Kemptown
Twigg, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 24 March 1998
Enfield, Southgate
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 24 April 1998
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 2 April 1998
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1998
Liverpool, West Derby
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 31 March 1998
North East Milton Keynes
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 April 1998
Swansea West
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 13 July 1998
Preston

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.