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UN CONVENTION ON ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 786: tabled on 11 February 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 71 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 notes that the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, adopted by the UN General Assembly on 20 December 2006, is critical to providing protection for all British citizens anywhere in the world from enforced disappearance; notes that the Convention is the first universally binding treaty that recognises that enforced disappearance is a violation of human rights and prohibits it, and that it aims to prevent the enforced disappearance of all peoples, to establish the truth when this occurs, to punish the perpetrators and to provide reparations to victims and families; acknowledges the UK's role in the working group which drafted the Convention; but is concerned that progress on signature and ratification of the Convention by the UK has been delayed and that the UK is one of the last countries in Western Europe which has not signed the Convention; notes that France ratified the Convention on 23 September 2008; and calls upon the Government to sign and ratify the Convention as soon as possible.

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.

Ainsworth, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 2009
East Surrey
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2009
Worthing West
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2009
Gordon
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2009
Elmet
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 24 February 2009
West Chelmsford
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Gower
Clark, Greg
Conservative
Signed on 12 May 2009
Tunbridge Wells
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Stockton North
Crabb, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 13 October 2009
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Hendon
Donaldson, Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 November 2009
Lagan Valley
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 24 February 2009
Foyle
Ellwood, Mr Tobias
Conservative
Signed on 11 February 2009
Bournemouth East
Evennett, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 11 February 2009
Bexleyheath and Crayford
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 24 February 2009
Lichfield
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 2009
Hornsey and Wood Green
Fraser, Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 24 February 2009
South West Norfolk
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Walthamstow
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 11 February 2009
Chesham and Amersham
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2009
North Wiltshire
Hammond, Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 11 February 2009
Wimbledon
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Portsmouth South
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2009
Glasgow South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
North Devon
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 2009
North East Hertfordshire
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 13 October 2009
Gravesham
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2009
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2009
Chorley
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2009
Cheadle
Jackson, Mr Stewart
Conservative
Signed on 11 February 2009
Peterborough
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 24 February 2009
Clwyd West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 6 July 2009
Salisbury
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 2009
Richmond Park
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 2009
Epping Forest
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 24 February 2009
New Forest East
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 24 February 2009
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2009
Mid Worcestershire
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 13 October 2009
Penrith and The Border
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2009
North East Cambridgeshire
Mundell, David
Conservative
Signed on 28 October 2009
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 11 February 2009
Westbury
Newmark, Mr Brooks
Conservative
Signed on 13 October 2009
Braintree
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 2009
Hemel Hempstead
Penrose, John
Conservative
Signed on 13 October 2009
Weston-Super-Mare
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Dunfermline and West Fife
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Rochdale
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 11 February 2009
Ilford North
Shapps, Grant
Conservative
Signed on 11 February 2009
Welwyn Hatfield
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2009
Nottingham South
Stuart, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 11 February 2009
Beverley and Holderness
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2009
Hazel Grove
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 11 February 2009
New Forest West
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2009
East Devon
Wallace, Mr Ben
Conservative
Signed on 11 February 2009
Lancaster and Wyre
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Bristol West
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2009
Spelthorne
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2009
Congleton
Wright, Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 11 February 2009
Rugby and Kenilworth

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.