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SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN CONFLICT IN BURMA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 587: tabled on 02 December 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 36 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 condemns the continuing use of rape as a weapon of war and the recent escalation in military attacks in Kachin, Northern Shan and Karen States; notes the recent report by the Women's League for Burma detailing evidence of the continuing use of rape and sexual violence; calls for a nationwide ceasefire and an end to the use of rape and sexual violence as a weapon of war by the Burmese army; further calls on the Government to urge the government of Burma to engage in genuine political dialogue with ethnic nationalities without preconditions; further calls on the Government to urge the government of Burma to uphold its obligations under international law to end impunity and ensure accountability; further calls on the Government to urge the government of Burma to amend the constitution of that country to remove the current disqualification of Burmese citizens with foreign children becoming President; further calls on the Prime Minister's Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict to address the issues in Burma highlighted by the Women's League for Burma's Report; and further calls on the Government to support an independent international investigation into rape and sexual violence in Burma and to provide funding to women's organisations from Burma which document sexual violence by the Burmese army and assist survivors.

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 16 December 2014
York Central
Bruce, Fiona
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 2014
Congleton
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2014
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2014
Gower
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 December 2014
Foyle
Flello, Robert
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2015
Stoke-on-Trent South
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2014
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 11 February 2015
Bradford West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2014
Ilford South
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2014
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 5 December 2014
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Sir Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2015
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2014
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 3 December 2014
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2014
Luton North
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2015
Cheltenham
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2014
Hampstead and Kilburn
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2014
Manchester, Withington
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 8 December 2014
Brighton, Pavilion
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 December 2014
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 December 2014
Belfast South
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2014
Dundee West
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2014
Mansfield
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2014
Liverpool, Walton
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2014
Vale of Clwyd
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2014
Colchester
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 December 2014
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2014
Ealing, Southall
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2014
Bradford East

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.