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BAHRAIN JUSTICE SYSTEM

EDM (Early Day Motion) 213: tabled on 03 July 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 74 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 lack of reform in the administration of criminal cases in Bahrain despite the acceptance of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry Report in 2011; is concerned by the failure of the Bahraini government to implement a number of the recommendations made by the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry specifically to address the culture of impunity and inequality of Bahrain's justice system; further notes the 2014 Human Rights Watch Report that highlights the continued prosecution and conviction of defendants, including human rights activists, political figures and medical personnel, on charges based on the exercise of rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly; is further concerned by the harsh sentences given by court judges for insulting the king and the ratification of recent penal code amendments in February 2014 that increase the sentence for such charges; expresses disappointment at the inadequacy of Bahrain's attempt to investigate and prosecute security personnel accused of torture and calls on the Government of Bahrain to hold human rights offenders accountable; calls for the immediate release of all political prisoners including Ibrahim Sharif, Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, Hassan Mushaima, Naji Fateel and Abdulwahab Husain; is further concerned at the failure of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to list Bahrain as a country of concern in its 2014 Human Rights Report; and further calls on the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to condemn human rights abuses in Bahrain and list it as a country of concern in order to promote accountability and transparency within Bahrain's justice system.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2014
Blaydon
Barron, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2014
Rother Valley
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2014
Aberdeen South
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2014
Sheffield Central
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2014
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2014
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2014
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2014
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 9 September 2014
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2014
Bolton North East
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2014
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2014
Stockton North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2014
Coventry South
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 September 2014
Glasgow South West
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2014
Swansea West
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2014
Holborn and St Pancras
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2014
Lewisham West and Penge
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 July 2014
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 July 2014
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Engel, Natascha
Labour
Signed on 8 September 2014
North East Derbyshire
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 September 2014
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Flello, Robert
Labour
Signed on 9 September 2014
Stoke-on-Trent South
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2014
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 10 July 2014
Bradford West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2014
St Ives
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2014
Edinburgh East
Glass, Pat
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2014
North West Durham
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2014
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2014
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 1 September 2014
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2014
Luton North
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2014
Cheltenham
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 2014
Cambridge
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2014
Hampstead and Kilburn
Joyce, Eric
Independent
Signed on 1 September 2014
Falkirk
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2014
Wansbeck
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2014
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 2014
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 September 2014
Eastbourne
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 July 2014
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 2 September 2014
Belfast East
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2014
Edmonton
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 17 July 2014
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 13 October 2014
Belfast South
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2014
Mansfield
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2014
Easington
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 September 2014
Leeds North West
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2014
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 9 July 2014
South Down
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2014
Glasgow North West
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 4 September 2014
Lewisham, Deptford
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 September 2014
Torbay
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 July 2014
Strangford
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2014
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2014
Bolsover
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2014
Hammersmith
Stunell, Sir Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 2014
Hazel Grove
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 September 2014
Brent Central
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 September 2014
Bradford East
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2014
St Helens North
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 July 2014
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2014
Ceredigion
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2014
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2014
Derby North
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2014
Batley and Spen
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2014
Telford

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.