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PROSECUTION OF GENOCIDE AND CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1477: tabled on 12 May 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 135 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 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.

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
Signed on 21 May 2009
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2009
Blaydon
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Rossendale and Darwen
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Bacon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 18 May 2009
South Norfolk
Baldry, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 14 May 2009
Banbury
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2009
Edinburgh West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2009
City of York
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 13 May 2009
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 2009
Carshalton and Wallington
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2009
Dumfries and Galloway
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Cairns, David
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Inverclyde
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 June 2009
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 2009
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Gower
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2009
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2009
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Easington
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2009
Coventry South
Curry, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 19 May 2009
Skipton and Ripon
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 21 May 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 2009
Monmouth
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2009
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Livingston
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2009
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Stroud
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Eltham
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Sunderland North
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 2009
Hornsey and Wood Green
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2009
Birkenhead
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Aberavon
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Walsall South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2009
Walthamstow
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2009
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 2009
Falmouth and Camborne
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2009
Midlothian
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2009
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 May 2009
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 June 2009
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2009
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 May 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Wirral West
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 May 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Luton North
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 June 2009
Cheltenham
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 2009
Cambridge
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2009
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2009
Pontypridd
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2009
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 July 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2009
Eastleigh
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 May 2009
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2009
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Joyce, Eric
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Falkirk
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2009
Hereford
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 2009
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 2009
Richmond Park
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 2009
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2009
Brighton, Pavilion
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
High Peak
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 May 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Amber Valley
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2009
Bassetlaw
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Medway
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2009
Calder Valley
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Makerfield
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 15 July 2009
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2009
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 1 June 2009
South Down
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2009
Oldham West and Royton
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 9 June 2009
Newark
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2009
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Great Grimsby
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Newport East
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Cardiff North
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 2009
Leeds North West
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Sunderland South
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Bristol North West
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 June 2009
Montgomeryshire
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 15 June 2009
Croydon Central
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Pendle
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2009
Halifax
Robinson, Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 May 2009
Belfast East
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 2009
Rochdale
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2009
Glenrothes
Sharma, Virendra
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2009
Ealing, Southall
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 19 May 2009
Birmingham, Ladywood
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Bradford West
Spink, Bob
Independent
Signed on 12 May 2009
Castle Point
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2009
Milton Keynes South West
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2009
Edinburgh East
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 May 2009
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2009
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 1 June 2009
Wyre Forest
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 June 2009
Brent East
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 June 2009
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Sherwood
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2009
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2009
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2009
Stoke-on-Trent North
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 2009
North Dorset
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 22 June 2009
Maidstone and The Weald
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2009
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 1 June 2009
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 June 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2009
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 May 2009
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 May 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 2009
Cardiff Central
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Batley and Spen

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.