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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL DEATH PENALTY REPORT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1347: tabled on 11 April 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 35 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 notes the publishing of Amnesty International's annual review on the death penalty; celebrates the decline in death sentences recorded in 2015, which dropped from at least 2,466 in 2014 to at least 1,998 in 2015; is however deeply concerned that at least 1,634 people were executed in 2015, a rise of 54 per cent from 2014 and the highest number Amnesty International has recorded in 25 years; further notes the report states the actual number is likely to be much higher, as it does not include China, where the extent of the use of the death penalty is a state secret; notes that Belarus, the only European country to use the death penalty, and Vietnam, also provide no data and that little or no information was available in countries such as Syria and Yemen; recognises that excluding China, almost 90 per cent of all executions took place in only three countries, Iran, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia; further recognises that at least nine people who were executed in 2015 were under the age of 18 when sentenced to death; notes that during 2015 25 countries, around one in 10 of all countries are known to have carried out execution, and this is an increase from 22 in 2014; and calls on the Government to act decisively to end the death penalty globally, working with international organisations like Amnesty International and our partner nations to end this barbaric 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 9 May 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 April 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 May 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 April 2016
Edinburgh South West
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 April 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2016
Coventry South
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 12 April 2016
Cardiff South and Penarth
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 April 2016
Motherwell and Wishaw
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2016
Ilford South
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 April 2016
North East Fife
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 April 2016
Glasgow North
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 13 April 2016
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2016
Luton North
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 19 April 2016
Brighton, Pavilion
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Matheson, Christian
Labour
Signed on 14 April 2016
City of Chester
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 April 2016
Belfast South
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Glasgow North East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 April 2016
Falkirk
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 April 2016
Glasgow North West
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 April 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 April 2016
East Dunbartonshire
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 April 2016
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 14 April 2016
Ealing, Southall
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2016
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 April 2016
Glasgow Central
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2016
Leicester East
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 April 2016
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 April 2016
Ceredigion

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.