House of Commons
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GOVERNMENT'S RESPONSE TO THE SECOND REPORT OF SESSION 2015-16 FROM THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RIGHTS, THE GOVERNMENT'S POLICY ON THE USE OF DRONES FOR TARGETED KILLING
EDM #701
Tabled 21 November 2016
2016-17 Session
That this House welcomes the Report of the Joint Committee on Human Rights on the Government's response to its Report on the Government’s policy on the use of drones for targeted killing; further welcomes the confirmation that existing legal frameworks, including international humanitarian and human rights law, apply to the use of armed drones; notes, however, the conclusion of the Joint Committee that the Government has a policy to use lethal force abroad outside armed conflict but that this policy is in fact based on a misunderstanding of the legal frameworks that apply; invites the Government to articulate the differences between the UK and US positions on the applicable international standards; further notes that the recent Joint Declaration for the Export and Subsequent Use of Armed or Strike-Enabled Unmanned Aerial Vehicles offers an opportunity to set the standards for the future use of armed drones; notes that the Ministry of Defence is currently conducting a Defence policy review on remotely piloted air systems, and is drafting Joint Doctrine Publication 0-30.21, The UK Approach to Unmanned Aircraft Systems; avers the need for parliamentary understanding, approval and accountability for the Government's policy on the use of drones, and any other means, for targeted killing, both in and outside armed conflict; and calls on the Government to forge a positive precedent and implement the recommendations of the Joint Committee as a matter of urgency, before the defence policies are finalised and before the Government engages in talks on international standards for armed drone use.

Signatures (37)

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.
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
07 December 2016
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
22 November 2016
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
02 December 2016
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
05 December 2016
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
30 November 2016
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
22 November 2016
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
21 November 2016
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
02 December 2016
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
22 November 2016
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
22 November 2016
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
29 November 2016
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
01 December 2016
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
21 November 2016
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
01 December 2016
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
07 December 2016
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
23 November 2016
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
22 November 2016
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
22 November 2016
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
29 November 2016
McCaig, Callum
Scottish National Party
21 November 2016
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
02 December 2016
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
30 November 2016
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
01 December 2016
Rimmer, Marie
Labour
23 November 2016
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
24 November 2016
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
29 November 2016
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
22 November 2016
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
22 November 2016
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
23 November 2016
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
05 December 2016
Thomson, Michelle
Independent
29 November 2016
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion