House of Commons
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COLONIAL GENOCIDE AND THE CONGO
EDM #2251
Tabled 24 May 2006
2005-06 Session
That this House notes that in 2002 the Belgian Royal Museum of Africa commissioned a panel to investigate the nature and scale of atrocities committed by the then colonial authorities in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo; notes the commission was due to report in 2004, but no report seems to have been published; believes that many millions, estimated in 1919 at 50 per cent. of the population by official bodies of the Belgian Colonial government, died under the regime of King Leopold II between 1885 and 1908 in what was the world's only privately controlled colony, exposed in part by activists such as Roger Casement, British journalist E.D. Morel and UK, US and Swedish missionaries; whilst recognising the sensitivity of these matters in Belgium, believes the full truth should be known; and calls upon the Belgian government to publish all the evidence that is available and to apologise to the people of the Congo for the tragedy of King Leopold's regime, which can only be classed as genocide.

Signatures (48)

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.
Anderson, Janet
Labour
05 June 2006
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
25 May 2006
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
14 June 2006
Burden, Richard
Labour
08 June 2006
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
19 June 2006
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
07 June 2006
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
25 May 2006
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
24 May 2006
Conway, Derek
Conservative
07 June 2006
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
08 June 2006
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
20 June 2006
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
06 June 2006
Devine, Jim
Labour
07 June 2006
Drew, Mr David
Labour
25 May 2006
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
06 June 2006
Etherington, Bill
Labour
12 June 2006
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
12 June 2006
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
05 June 2006
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
24 May 2006
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
12 June 2006
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
14 June 2006
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
07 June 2006
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
22 June 2006
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
25 May 2006
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
29 June 2006
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
05 June 2006
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
05 June 2006
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
07 June 2006
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
07 June 2006
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
07 June 2006
Marris, Rob
Labour
07 June 2006
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
05 June 2006
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
07 June 2006
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
08 June 2006
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
25 May 2006
Morgan, Julie
Labour
07 June 2006
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
09 October 2006
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
06 July 2006
Simpson, Alan
Labour
08 June 2006
Vaz, Keith
Labour
05 June 2006
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
14 June 2006
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
05 June 2006
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion