House of Commons
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PROSECUTION OF GENOCIDE AND CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY
EDM #1477
Tabled 12 May 2009
2008-09 Session
That this House is concerned that there are people in the UK who are suspected of committing crimes against humanity, war crimes or genocide; notes that, because of gaps in UK law, four Rwandans who are suspected of having committed genocide in 1994 cannot be prosecuted in the UK for such crimes; further notes that the four have now been released from custody after winning their appeal in the High Court against extradition to Rwanda; further notes that suspected war criminals from other conflicts are also present in the UK; further notes that these suspects cannot be tried in UK courts because of limitations to the International Criminal Court Act 2001; further notes with concern that the 2001 Act does not apply to suspects if they committed the crime before 2001 or if they are present, but not resident in the UK; further notes that this position is in contrast to the position of the crimes of torture and hostage taking, which are fully prosecutable in UK courts; believes that these gaps in the law lack moral logic; and therefore urges the Government to bring forward proposals to amend the 2001 Act to enable suspects who are present without being resident in the UK and who are suspected of committing genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity before 2001 to be prosecuted in the UK courts, to ensure that the UK does not become a safe haven for war criminals.

Signatures (135)

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.
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
21 May 2009
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
14 May 2009
Anderson, Janet
Labour
13 May 2009
Austin, John
Labour
01 June 2009
Bacon, Mr Richard
Conservative
18 May 2009
Baldry, Tony
Conservative
14 May 2009
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
21 May 2009
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
19 May 2009
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
13 May 2009
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
15 July 2009
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
18 June 2009
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
12 May 2009
Cairns, David
Labour
12 May 2009
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
18 June 2009
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
13 May 2009
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
04 June 2009
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
13 May 2009
Cohen, Harry
Labour
12 May 2009
Connarty, Michael
Labour
01 June 2009
Cook, Frank
Labour
18 May 2009
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
12 May 2009
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
04 June 2009
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
12 May 2009
Cummings, John
Labour
13 May 2009
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
20 May 2009
Curry, Mr David
Conservative
19 May 2009
Davies, Dai
Independent
21 May 2009
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
18 June 2009
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
14 May 2009
Devine, Jim
Labour
12 May 2009
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
13 May 2009
Dowd, Jim
Labour
20 May 2009
Drew, Mr David
Labour
13 May 2009
Efford, Clive
Labour
12 May 2009
Etherington, Bill
Labour
01 June 2009
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
23 June 2009
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
20 May 2009
Fisher, Mark
Labour
12 May 2009
Flynn, Paul
Labour
12 May 2009
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
01 June 2009
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
12 May 2009
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
21 May 2009
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
18 May 2009
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
02 July 2009
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
20 May 2009
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
03 June 2009
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
18 May 2009
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
01 June 2009
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
02 June 2009
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
14 May 2009
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
12 May 2009
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
19 May 2009
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
12 May 2009
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
01 June 2009
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
23 June 2009
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
08 June 2009
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
18 May 2009
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
14 May 2009
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
20 July 2009
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
09 June 2009
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
12 May 2009
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
19 May 2009
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
18 May 2009
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
12 May 2009
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
13 May 2009
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
13 May 2009
Jones, Lynne
Labour
13 May 2009
Joyce, Eric
Labour
12 May 2009
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
21 May 2009
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
03 July 2009
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
22 June 2009
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
01 June 2009
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
20 May 2009
Lepper, David
Labour
09 June 2009
Levitt, Tom
Labour
12 May 2009
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
12 May 2009
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
18 May 2009
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
13 October 2009
Mann, John
Labour
18 May 2009
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
01 June 2009
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
04 June 2009
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
13 May 2009
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
15 July 2009
McDonnell, John
Labour
14 May 2009
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
01 June 2009
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
02 June 2009
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
09 June 2009
Miller, Andrew
Labour
23 June 2009
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
12 May 2009
Morden, Jessica
Labour
12 May 2009
Morgan, Julie
Labour
12 May 2009
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
22 June 2009
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
12 May 2009
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
12 May 2009
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
03 June 2009
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
15 June 2009
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
12 May 2009
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
20 May 2009
Robinson, Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
21 May 2009
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
20 May 2009
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
19 May 2009
Sharma, Virendra
Labour
14 May 2009
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
19 May 2009
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
01 June 2009
Spink, Bob
Independent
12 May 2009
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
14 May 2009
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
04 June 2009
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
18 May 2009
Taylor, David
Labour
18 May 2009
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
01 June 2009
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
02 June 2009
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
01 June 2009
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
01 June 2009
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
21 July 2009
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
15 May 2009
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
13 May 2009
Walley, Joan
Labour
20 May 2009
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
21 May 2009
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
22 June 2009
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
18 May 2009
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
01 June 2009
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
03 June 2009
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
08 June 2009
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
14 May 2009
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
13 May 2009
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
22 June 2009
Wood, Mike
Labour
01 June 2009
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.