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WARZONE RAPE IN CONGO AND BEYOND

EDM (Early Day Motion) 33: tabled on 04 June 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 44 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 horrific continuation of the use of rape and sexual violence as a weapon of war in conflicts around the world; further notes the shocking scale of this crisis in Congo where an estimated 48 women are raped every hour; applauds the work of the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to end these atrocious crimes; welcomes his initiative to host an international conference on warzone rape with UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie in the UK; supports Save the Congo's 48AnHour campaign which aims to mobilise an international effort to end Congo's culture of impunity for the use of rape as a weapon of war and for crimes of international concern; and calls on the Secretary of State to support the creation of a hybrid international Criminal Tribunal for Congo to address impunity behind the wars, revenge attacks and conflicts that continue to consume the Congolese people.

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.

Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2014
York Central
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 June 2014
East Londonderry
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 2014
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2014
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2014
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2014
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2014
West Lancashire
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2014
Bolton North East
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 June 2014
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 June 2014
Lagan Valley
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2014
Lewisham West and Penge
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 June 2014
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2014
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2014
Newport West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2014
St Ives
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 2014
North Wiltshire
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 17 June 2014
Portsmouth South
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2014
Luton North
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2014
Hampstead and Kilburn
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2014
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 June 2014
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 June 2014
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 June 2014
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2014
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2014
Dundee West
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2014
Mansfield
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2014
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2014
Ynys Môn
Paisley, Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 June 2014
North Antrim
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 9 June 2014
South Down
Stunell, Sir Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2014
Hazel Grove
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 June 2014
Bradford East
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 June 2014
Angus
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 June 2014
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2014
Ceredigion
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 June 2014
East Antrim

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.