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HUMAN RIGHTS DAY 2016

EDM (Early Day Motion) 763: tabled on 02 December 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 notes that the world celebrates Human Rights Day 2016 on 10 December; further notes that this is a day to commemorate the UN General Assembly adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948; highlights that human rights are abused by repressive regimes across the world, whereby certain governments restrict freedom of speech and expression, continue to hold unfair trials and systematically persecute religious minorities and LGBTI+ communities, among other incredibly serious violations; commits to working cross-party to uphold human rights in the UK and globally; and calls on the Government to work constructively with other nation states to promote the universality of human rights.

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
Signed on 20 December 2016
Livingston
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 December 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 January 2017
Edinburgh South West
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2016
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 5 December 2016
Foyle
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 March 2017
North East Fife
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 December 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 December 2016
Dundee West
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 7 December 2016
Belfast South
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 6 December 2016
Glasgow East
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2016
Glasgow North East
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2016
Mansfield
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 December 2016
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 December 2016
East Dunbartonshire
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 6 December 2016
South Down
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 December 2016
Gordon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 December 2016
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 December 2016
Strangford
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 December 2016
Glasgow South West
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 January 2017
Midlothian
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2016
Angus

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.