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LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 108: tabled on 26 May 2010

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 129 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House believes that universal jurisdiction for human rights abuses is essential as part of the cause of bringing to justice those who commit crimes against humanity and will oppose any legislation to restrict this power of UK courts.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 26 July 2010
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Alexander, Heidi
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2010
Lewisham East
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2010
York Central
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2010
Aberdeen South
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 26 July 2010
Sheffield South East
Blackman-Woods, Roberta
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2010
City of Durham
Blears, Hazel
Labour
Signed on 26 July 2010
Salford and Eccles
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2010
Sheffield Central
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 July 2010
Carshalton and Wallington
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 July 2010
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2010
Gordon
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2010
Westminster North
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2010
Birmingham, Northfield
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 July 2010
Solihull
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 July 2010
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 26 July 2010
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 26 July 2010
Gower
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2011
Cynon Valley
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 26 July 2010
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2011
West Lancashire
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2010
Bolton North East
Creasy, Stella
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2010
Walthamstow
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 November 2010
Edinburgh West
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2010
Dagenham and Rainham
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2010
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2010
Stockton North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2010
Coventry South
Danczuk, Simon
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2010
Rochdale
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2010
Swansea West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2010
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 26 July 2010
Holborn and St Pancras
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2010
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 July 2010
Lewisham West and Penge
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 19 July 2010
Foyle
Elliott, Julie
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2010
Sunderland Central
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2010
Sefton Central
Evans, Chris
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2010
Islwyn
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 July 2010
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Flello, Robert
Labour
Signed on 26 July 2010
Stoke-on-Trent South
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2010
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 July 2010
Bath
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 26 July 2010
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 June 2010
St Ives
Gilbert, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 October 2010
St Austell and Newquay
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2010
Edinburgh East
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2010
Birmingham, Hall Green
Green, Kate
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2010
Stretford and Urmston
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2010
Midlothian
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2010
Leeds North East
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 July 2010
Birmingham, Yardley
Heyes, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 26 July 2010
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hilling, Julie
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2010
Bolton West
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 26 July 2010
Vauxhall
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 July 2010
Cheltenham
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 November 2010
Dundee East
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2010
Knowsley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 July 2010
Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Huppert, Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2010
Cambridge
Jamieson, Cathy
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2010
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2010
Manchester, Gorton
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 2010
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2010
Wansbeck
Laws, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 July 2010
Yeovil
Lazarowicz, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 26 July 2010
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 July 2010
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2010
Eastbourne
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 27 July 2010
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 July 2010
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2010
Edmonton
Lucas, Dr Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 2 June 2010
Brighton, Pavilion
Mahmood, Shabana
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2010
Birmingham, Ladywood
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 26 July 2010
St Albans
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2010
Bristol East
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 November 2010
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2010
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2011
Dundee West
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2010
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2010
Mansfield
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2010
Livingston
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2010
Easington
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2010
Leeds East
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 July 2010
Leeds North West
Munt, Tessa
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 November 2010
Wells
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 26 July 2010
Torfaen
Murray, Ian
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2010
Edinburgh South
Owen, Mr Albert
Labour
Signed on 26 July 2010
Ynys Môn
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 26 July 2010
Ealing North
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2010
Bolton South East
Reid, Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 July 2010
Argyll and Bute
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 26 July 2010
Halifax
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2010
Coventry North West
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 July 2010
North Cornwall
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2010
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 July 2010
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2010
Torbay
Sarwar, Anas
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2010
Glasgow Central
Sharma, Virendra
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2010
Ealing, Southall
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2010
Huddersfield
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2010
Hammersmith
Smith, Nick
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2010
Blaenau Gwent
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 July 2010
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Swales, Ian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2012
Redcar
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 September 2010
East Dunbartonshire
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 27 July 2010
Islington South and Finsbury
Thurso, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 May 2011
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Twigg, Derek
Labour
Signed on 27 July 2010
Halton
Umunna, Chuka
Labour
Signed on 8 September 2010
Streatham
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2011
Leicester East
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2010
Walsall South
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 November 2010
Bradford East
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2010
St Helens North
Williams, Mr Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 November 2010
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2010
Ceredigion
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 2010
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 September 2010
Bristol West
Wishart, Mr Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2011
Perth and North Perthshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2010
Batley and Spen
Wright, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2010
Hartlepool
Wright, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 October 2010
Norwich South

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

LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS (Amendment 1)
leave out from second `that' to end and insert `current universal jurisdiction legislation has allowed those with political agendas to exploit the legal system; notes that the current legislation undermines Britain's reputation as an effective venue for diplomacy; and therefore urges the Government immediately to seek an amendment to UK law - not to stifle meritorious complaints - but to ensure the important role Britain should play in international diplomacy can continue.'.
Conservative, Harlow
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signatures
EDM 108A1: tabled on 7 June 2010