House of Commons
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HOME OFFICE TREATMENT OF DARFUR ASYLUM SEEKERS
EDM #2359
Tabled 28 October 2008
2007-08 Session
That this House believes recent events in Sudan, including the Justice for Equality Movement attack of 10th May 2008 on Khartoum, have led to a drastic change in circumstances and have reinforced the need for Darfuris to be protected from persecution; notes the September 2008 report by the UN Special Rapporteur on Sudan, Sima Samar, in which she warns that at least 500 civilians are still in National Intelligence and Security Services detention and that most are thought to have been arrested on grounds of their Darfurian ethnicity; further notes concerns raised by human rights group Waging Peace regarding severe breaches of law and procedure which occurred during re-documentation interviews of Darfuri asylum seekers by a Sudanese official in Home Office facilities in March and April 2007; expresses concern at the one-year delay for a Home Office response to the report; expresses concern at reports that Home Office officials have recently encouraged Darfuri asylum seekers to sign voluntary return forms without the presence of interpreters; welcomes the upcoming guidance case in November in which returns to Khartoum of individuals of Darfurian origin will be reassessed; urges the Home Office to acknowledge the growing evidence of targeting and persecution of Darfuris in Khartoum; and requests that the Home Office engage as a matter of urgency with the Home Affairs Select Committee and Waging Peace in order to address remaining questions regarding the re-documentation interviews of Darfuri asylum seekers.

Signatures (50)

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.
Battle, John
Labour
28 October 2008
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
03 November 2008
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
29 October 2008
Brown, Lyn
Labour
18 November 2008
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
17 November 2008
Burden, Richard
Labour
03 November 2008
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
10 November 2008
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
11 November 2008
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
29 October 2008
Cohen, Harry
Labour
06 November 2008
Cook, Frank
Labour
06 November 2008
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
29 October 2008
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
29 October 2008
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
05 November 2008
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
29 October 2008
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
29 October 2008
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
29 October 2008
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
28 October 2008
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
11 November 2008
Etherington, Bill
Labour
05 November 2008
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
29 October 2008
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
29 October 2008
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
29 October 2008
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
30 October 2008
Jones, Lynne
Labour
29 October 2008
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
30 October 2008
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
29 October 2008
McDonnell, John
Labour
25 November 2008
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
13 November 2008
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
05 November 2008
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
30 October 2008
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
06 November 2008
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
28 October 2008
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
04 November 2008
Sharma, Virendra
Labour
03 November 2008
Simpson, Alan
Labour
04 November 2008
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
10 November 2008
Taylor, David
Labour
29 October 2008
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
30 October 2008
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
03 November 2008
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
29 October 2008
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
04 November 2008
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
12 November 2008
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
30 October 2008
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion