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MAGUINDANAO MASSACRE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 836: tabled on 09 February 2010

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 39 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House recalls the Government's strong backing for UN Security Council Resolution 1738 of 23 December 2006 expressing deep concern over the safety of journalists and other civilians in conflict and demanding an end to impunity for their killers; notes with dismay that at least 347 journalists and support staff have been killed since then for trying to bring news to the world; condemns the massacre of at least 57 men and women at Maguindanao in the Philippines on 23 November 2009, including 31 journalists, making this the biggest single death toll for the media in recorded history; notes with strong approval the investigation by independent international forensic experts, including Britain's Chris Cobb-Smith; seeks the ending of impunity for those who murder journalists in the Philippines and elsewhere; and urges the Government to utilise its role in the International Contact Group, and other bodies, to stress to the government of the Philippines that the perpetrators of the Maguindanao massacre should be brought to proper justice.

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.

Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2010
Erith and Thamesmead
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2010
Worthing West
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2010
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2010
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2010
Barnsley West and Penistone
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2010
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2010
Keighley
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2010
Glasgow South West
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 10 February 2010
Blaenau Gwent
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2010
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 9 February 2010
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2010
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2010
Newport West
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2010
Portsmouth South
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2010
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2010
Luton North
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2010
Pontypridd
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2010
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2010
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2010
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2010
Hereford
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2010
Liverpool, Walton
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2010
Manchester, Withington
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2010
Calder Valley
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 3 March 2010
Belfast South
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2010
Cardiff North
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 9 February 2010
Croydon Central
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2010
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2010
Nottingham South
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2010
Brighton, Kemptown
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2010
Conwy
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2010
Bristol West
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2010
Batley and Spen

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

MAGUINDANAO MASSACRE (Amendment 1)
at end add `but also considers that the UK and its allies have accelerated the trend of killing journalists, starting with the NATO bombing of the headquarters of Radio Television of Serbia on 23 April 1999 which killed 16 people, the killing of journalists in Iraq, including the deliberate US strike against Al-Jazeera's office in Baghdad, and Israel's killing of reporters like British film-maker James Miller; and urges the Government to return to a position where it will not be a party to the killing of any journalist and will campaign for international agreement for this from a moral position, the like of which it previously held.'.
Labour, Leyton and Wanstead
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EDM 836A1: tabled on 25 February 2010