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INTERNATIONAL DRUGS POLICY AND SUPPORT FOR VICTIMS OF TORTURE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 188: tabled on 24 June 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 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 welcomes the third global day of action for the Support Don't Punish campaign, to highlight the harms caused by the war on drugs; further welcomes the international day in support of victims of torture; notes that both events take place on 26 June 2015 and that both issues are interlinked; expresses concern that Government funding is being channelled into aggressive anti-narcotics programmes overseas which lead to violations of international human rights law, including torture and use of the death penalty for drugs offences; further notes that the threat posed by drugs and the drugs trade can be used by governments to attempt to justify grievous abuses of human rights; further notes that punitive approaches towards drug users, particularly compulsory treatment programmes, sometimes amount to degrading treatment and torture; and calls on the Government to ensure that its funding for anti-narcotics programmes overseas does not contribute to human rights abuses such as torture being committed, that at least 10 per cent of its budget for anti-narcotics programmes should be re-directed towards harm reduction, and that it continues to play a positive role in the run-up to and during the 2016 UN General Assembly special session on drugs.

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 1 July 2015
Blaydon
Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 July 2015
Dumfries and Galloway
Black, Ms Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 July 2015
Aberdeen North
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2015
Blyth Valley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2015
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 June 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 July 2015
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 29 June 2015
Foyle
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 July 2015
Motherwell and Wishaw
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2015
Newport West
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2015
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 June 2015
Dundee West
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2015
Norwich South
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 29 June 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2015
York Central
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2015
Heywood and Middleton
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 June 2015
Falkirk
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2015
Mansfield
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2015
Ealing, Southall

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.