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SCOTTISH REFUGEE COUNCIL'S KEY PRINCIPLES OF PROTECTION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1153: tabled on 25 February 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 31 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 Scottish Refugee Council's Key Principles of Protection launched to mark the end of its 30th anniversary year, which witnessed ever greater numbers of people fleeing for their lives in pursuit of safety, and the highest number of displaced persons since records began; believes that the six principles set a benchmark for how asylum seekers' and refugees' rights should be respected, ensuring that they are welcomed, treated with dignity and empowered to play a full and equal role in their new communities; notes that the Key Principles of Protection are consistent with international, European and domestic human rights and refugee law and are based on the Scottish Refugee Council's 30 years' experience of working with and for refugees in Scotland, the UK and Europe; and further believes that we should be a beacon for the rest of Europe and the world in how to respond and work with refugees, and put these principles into practice.

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.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2016
Livingston
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 March 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 February 2016
Aberdeen North
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2016
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2016
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 March 2016
Edinburgh South West
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2016
Inverclyde
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 February 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 1 March 2016
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 February 2016
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 February 2016
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 February 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 March 2016
Belfast South
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 3 March 2016
Glasgow East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 February 2016
Falkirk
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 March 2016
East Dunbartonshire
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 February 2016
Stirling
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 February 2016
Gordon
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 February 2016
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 February 2016
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2016
Midlothian
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2016
Angus
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2016
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.