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SLAVERY IN MAURITANIA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 116: tabled on 26 May 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 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 release of Mauritanian anti-slavery activists Biram Dah Abeid and Brahim Bilal Ramdhane following a decision by the Mauritanian Supreme Court; also welcomes the news that two slave owners, Sidi Mohammed Ould Hanana and Hlehana Ould Hmeyada, have been convicted by the Supreme Court for slavery, each receiving a five year sentence, a fine and an order to pay compensation to the victims; notes that slavery is commonplace in Mauritania, with Haratine women and children most likely to still remain under the full control of their traditional masters; encourages the Mauritanian government to continue taking positive steps to eradicate all forms of slavery and exploitative labour and land practices in Mauritania in line with its international commitments, particularly by implementing the 2015 anti-slavery law so that further cases are vigorously prosecuted by the new courts, and ensuring anti-slavery organisations and activists are able to undertake their work without fear of persecution or reprisals; and calls on the Government to offer assistance to the Mauritanian government and anti-slavery organisations to help end these practices and support the victims.

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 8 June 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2016
Edinburgh North and Leith
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 June 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2016
Edinburgh South West
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2016
Inverclyde
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2016
Bolton North East
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2016
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2016
North East Fife
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 8 June 2016
North Down
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2016
Dundee West
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2016
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2016
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2016
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 June 2016
East Dunbartonshire
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2016
East Renfrewshire
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 June 2016
Strangford
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 June 2016
Upper Bann
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 June 2016
Glasgow South West
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2016
Midlothian
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2016
Angus
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2016
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.