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AUSTRALIA AND THE MARITIME BOUNDARIES OF TIMOR LESTE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1285: tabled on 21 March 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 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 recognises the right of all nations to legally binding maritime boundaries; notes with disappointment that, almost 14 years after international recognition of Timor Leste, East Timor as an independent state, the Australian Government has refused to agree permanent maritime boundaries with Timor Leste in accordance with current international law; records its concern that Australia has withdrawn its recognition of the maritime boundary jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice and the International Tribunal of the Laws of the Sea, in order to deprive Timor Leste of legal avenues to assert its rights as an equal member of the international community; expresses solidarity with the Timorese people, whose long, determined and inspirational struggle to become an independent and sovereign nation will not be complete until Australia gives up control of those parts of the Timor Sea, and associated oil and gas reserves that, under international law, should lie entirely within Timor Leste's Exclusive Economic Zone; and backs calls by the Australian-based Timor Sea Justice Campaign for the Australian government to return to the negotiating table and to give Timor Leste, the second poorest country in Asia, a fair go.

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 11 April 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 March 2016
Livingston
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 2016
Worthing West
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 March 2016
Edinburgh North and Leith
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 March 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 March 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 March 2016
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 March 2016
Foyle
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 March 2016
Motherwell and Wishaw
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 April 2016
North East Fife
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 March 2016
East Lothian
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 March 2016
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 March 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McCaig, Callum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 March 2016
Aberdeen South
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 March 2016
Glasgow South
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 March 2016
Belfast South
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 March 2016
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 March 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 March 2016
Argyll and Bute
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 March 2016
Stirling
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 March 2016
South Down
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 March 2016
Strangford
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 March 2016
Glasgow South West
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 March 2016
Midlothian
Thomson, Michelle
Independent
Signed on 21 March 2016
Edinburgh West
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 March 2016
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.