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SENATOR IVAN CEPEDA AND THE COLOMBIAN PEACE PROCESS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 667: tabled on 06 November 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 26 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 expresses its full support for fellow parliamentarian, Colombian Senator Ivan Cepeda, recognising his positive role in the Colombian peace process; notes the hostility to the peace process from Inspector General Alejandro Ordóñez who has now brought charges against Senator Cepeda which could lead to his impeachment; recognises that these charges are a response to a congressional debate in which Senator Cepeda highlighted alleged past links between former President Uribe, now a Senator, and paramilitary groups; believes that Mr Ordóñez is a close ally of Senator Uribe in his opposition to the peace process; condemns the actions of the Inspector General in pursuing this case with such politically motivated charges; calls for these charges to be dropped; and encourages the IPU to continue to raise this case and take action in support of Senator Cepeda.

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.

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support.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.