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LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 108A1: tabled on 07 June 2010

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 3 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Jeremy Corbyn on 26 May 2010. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

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.'.

Original 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.

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support.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.