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AERIAL BOMBING OF AN AID CONVOY IN SYRIA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 513: tabled on 11 October 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 23 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 is horrified by the unspeakable suffering of the Syrian people; applauds the aid agencies and workers helping to alleviate the humanitarian crisis; condemns the 19 September 2016 destruction, by sustained airstrikes, of a UN humanitarian convoy carrying aid for the Aleppo region; believes those responsible for the destruction of 18 of the 31 convoy trucks and severe damage to a nearby clinic must be held to account under international law; notes on 30 September 2016 the UN Secretary General set up a UN Board of Inquiry into the attack; further believes the Board's investigation must be immediate, impartial, full and independent, with any findings brought back before the Security Council; further notes that at the beginning of October 2016 there was an intensification of the assault on Aleppo by Syrian government forces, backed by militias, Iranian ground forces and Russian air power; condemns the airstrikes on Aleppo, including the deliberate attack on and destruction of medical facilities; agrees with the UN Secretary General's description of these attacks as war crimes and calls on the Government to back an International Criminal Court investigation of the Russian and Syrian governments over these crimes; further calls on the Government to impose far reaching sanctions on any countries found to be involved in war crimes in Syria; and urges all parties with political influence and or providing military backing to those in the region to work to end the crisis in Syria by becoming part of a political solution and seeking a negotiated settlement.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.