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EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND KURDISH MPS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1414: tabled on 11 June 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 35 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 significant ruling of the European Court of Human Rights that Turkey has violated the right to free elections in the case of renowned Kurdish Parliamentarian Leyla Zana and 12 other former DEP (Democracy Party) MPs whose party was dissolved by the Turkish Constitutional Court on 16 June 1994; notes that in its ruling the ECHR declared that Turkey had violated the very essence of the right to stand for election and to hold parliamentary office and had infringed the unfettered discretion of the electorate which had elected the applicants; calls on the Government of Turkey to revoke the Constitutional Court Order banning the DEP; and calls for the immediate release of Leyla Zana and the other imprisoned DEP members.

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.

Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2002
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2002
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2002
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2002
Coventry South
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2002
Hendon
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2002
Sunderland North
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 June 2002
Perth
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2002
Bridgend
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2002
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2002
Luton North
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2002
Barnsley Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2002
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Knight, Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2002
South Dorset
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 June 2002
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2002
Halifax
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2002
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 2002
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2002
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2002
Kingston upon Hull North
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2002
Moray
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 June 2002
Colchester
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 July 2002
Banff and Buchan
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2002
Nottingham South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 20 June 2002
Castle Point
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 June 2002
Ceredigion
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2002
Finchley and Golders Green
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 June 2002
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2002
Conwy

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.