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HUMAN RIGHTS IN MALAWI

EDM (Early Day Motion) 84: tabled on 26 May 2010

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 36 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 the same-sex engagement ceremony in late December 2009 of Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, their subsequent prosecution on charges of homosexuality and the 14 year jail sentence imposed upon them; calls on the President of Malawi to ensure that they are released from jail and that all charges against them are dropped; and further calls on the Government of Malawi to decriminalise homosexuality in accordance with the equality and anti-discrimination provisions of Article 20 of the Malawian constitution and Articles 2, 3 and 4 of the African Charter on Human and People's Rights, and to ensure equal treatment and human rights for all Malawian citizens, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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.

Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2010
Solihull
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2010
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2010
North Ayrshire and Arran
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2010
Islington North
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2010
Edinburgh West
Eagle, Ms Angela
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2010
Wallasey
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 May 2010
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Flello, Robert
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2010
Stoke-on-Trent South
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2010
Newport West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2010
Ilford South
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2010
Edinburgh East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 June 2010
Portsmouth South
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Independent
Signed on 12 July 2010
North Down
Hilling, Julie
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2010
Bolton West
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2010
Luton North
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 June 2010
Cheltenham
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 2010
Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2010
Hampstead and Kilburn
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 June 2010
Manchester, Withington
Lucas, Dr Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 7 June 2010
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2010
Hayes and Harlington
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2010
Livingston
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2010
East Lothian
Owen, Mr Albert
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2010
Ynys Môn
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2010
Southport
Sharma, Virendra
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2010
Ealing, Southall
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 June 2010
East Dunbartonshire
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2010
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2010
Bristol West

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.