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LGBTQ PEOPLE IN UGANDA AND NIGERIA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 32: tabled on 04 June 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 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 recognises the immediate danger faced by LGBTQ people in Uganda and Nigeria under newly implemented laws which criminalise homosexuality and dish out punishments including life imprisonment for repeat offenders; believes that the Government should make concerted efforts to contribute to the promotion of LGBTQ rights in both these countries; expresses deep concern that LGBTQ people in these countries are being beaten by mobs, arrested by authorities and subjected to torture by those in power at detention facilities; further recognises that there may already have been an increase in asylum requests by LGBTQ people from Uganda and Nigeria; acknowledges that the legal obligations of the UK under international law is to provide sanctuary to those fleeing persecution and violations of their fundamental rights; accepts that the legal obligations under EU law is to respect the prohibition of arbitrary detention; further accepts that refoulement would lead to human rights abuses; regrets that the Government has done nothing to end practices that discriminate against LGBTQ asylum seekers and prejudice their cases through demands that they prove they are gay and demeans the ordeals they go through; notes that the policies currently in place are questionable and perversely violate the rights of individuals who seek asylum on the basis of their sexuality and sexual orientation; and calls on the Secretary of State for the Home Department to provide safe resettlement to present and future cases of LGBTQ asylum seekers from Uganda and Nigeria, recognising their political status and the serious threat to their safety, wellbeing and life.

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 23 June 2014
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2014
York Central
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2014
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2014
Gower
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 June 2014
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 2014
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2014
Newport West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2014
St Ives
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 17 June 2014
Portsmouth South
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2014
Luton North
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2014
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 June 2014
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 23 March 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
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
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2014
Mansfield
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2014
Easington
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2014
Ynys Môn
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 12 June 2014
South Down
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 June 2014
Bradford East
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 June 2014
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2014
Ceredigion
Woodward, Mr Shaun
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2014
St Helens South and Whiston

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.