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PROSECUTION FOR WAR CRIMES IN IRAQ

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1263: tabled on 24 May 2004

Tabled in the 2003-04 session.

This motion has been signed by 46 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 recalls that Western values are embodied in democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights; further recalls that these values are given effect by United Kingdom adherence to the European Convention of Fundamental Rights; notes that Article 2 - providing for protection of the right to life by law, and Article 3 - providing freedom from torture are non-derogable rights, even in time of war; consequently believes that there should be no immunity from prosecution for war crimes for any member of coalition forces in Iraq or individuals employed by them; urges the Government to support the independent investigation of all allegations of unlawful killings, torture, inhuman and degrading treatment; insists on the full co-operation of United Kingdom authorities with investigators and demands the full force of the law be used to prosecute perpetrators and those found to be responsible at all levels of the chain of command; and urges the Government to convey these views forcefully to the President of the United States and other coalition partners.

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.

Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2004
Gower
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2004
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2004
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2004
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2004
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2004
Hornchurch
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2004
Burton
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 November 2004
Guildford
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2004
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2004
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2004
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Independent Labour
Signed on 7 June 2004
Glasgow, Kelvin
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2004
Walthamstow
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2004
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 May 2004
Portsmouth South
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2004
Luton North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 November 2004
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2004
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2004
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2004
Cheltenham
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2004
Worsley
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2004
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 May 2004
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2004
Halifax
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 16 September 2004
Hayes and Harlington
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2004
Ynys Môn
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 May 2004
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2004
Wolverhampton North East
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 May 2004
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2004
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2004
Bradford West
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2004
Blaenau Gwent
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
North West Leicestershire
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 May 2004
Ceredigion
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 May 2004
Richmond Park
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2004
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2004
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2004
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 May 2004
Caernarfon

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.