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HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS AND NATURAL RESOURCE EXTRACTION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 880: tabled on 15 December 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 33 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 serious and systematic human rights violations resulting from natural resource extraction operations around the world, as highlighted recently in a conference organised by the Latin American Mining Monitoring Programme; recognises that mining, oil and gas extraction projects are often a source of considerable conflict, threatening indigenous and other communities living on the land; believes that women from affected communities are at particular risk from irresponsible mining practices, as they can face dispossession, displacement and sexual and gender-based violence; notes that the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders in his recent report highlighted excessive use of force against defenders of rights relating to land, defence of the environment and corporate responsibility; further notes his observations of systematic collusion between state and non-state actors designed to block reports by defenders that expose corruption and human rights violations; and calls on the Government to make strong representations, including at EU and UN level, to strengthen and implement comprehensive and gender-sensitive protection mechanisms for human rights defenders in this context, and to work to ensure that affected communities and those defending them are able to participate fully in the drafting and implementation of Business and Human Rights Action Plans.

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.

Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2016
Carshalton and Wallington
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2016
Brentford and Isleworth
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2016
Inverclyde
Docherty, Martin John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2016
West Dunbartonshire
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2016
Sefton Central
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2016
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2016
Birmingham, Hall Green
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 December 2015
Glasgow North
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 January 2016
Airdrie and Shotts
Hayes, Helen
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2016
Dulwich and West Norwood
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2015
Luton North
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2016
Manchester, Gorton
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 January 2016
Dundee West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 11 January 2016
Brighton, Pavilion
Mactaggart, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2016
Slough
Main, Mrs Anne
Conservative
Signed on 24 February 2016
St Albans
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2016
Mansfield
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2016
Leeds North West
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2016
Southport
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 January 2016
Belfast East
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 January 2016
Gordon
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2016
Ealing, Southall
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 December 2015
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 January 2016
Glasgow Central
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2015
Leicester East
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 January 2016
Central Ayrshire
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 January 2016
Ceredigion

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.