Skip to main content

CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY BY THE ASSAD REGIME IN SYRIA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 949: tabled on 20 February 2017

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 31 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 takes note of the recent evidence of crimes against humanity committed by the Assad regime against citizens in Syria at Saydnaya Military Prison; notes with great concern the compelling evidence that at this prison, the Syrian Government has systematically and deliberately murdered, starved, tortured and executed thousands of civilians who were thought to be opponents of the regime in an attempt to maintain power and crush resistance; further notes the utter brutality of conditions at Saydnaya; believes that the UK has a duty to oppose crimes against humanity; calls on the Government to urgently reappraise the number of refugees from Syria who have been accepted into the UK, and to do everything possible to provide a place of safety for more refugees who are fleeing from that murderous regime; further calls on the Government to reconsider its plans to reduce access to the UK for child refugees; calls on the Government to ensure that the UK does everything possible to bring to justice those responsible for this atrocity, and the many other atrocities committed by the Assad regime against the Syrian people; believes that the UK should raise with the UN Security Council the need for targeted sanctions, such as asset freezes, on members of the Syrian regime; and calls on the Government to raise with the UN Security Council the need to refer the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court.

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.

Blenkinsop, Tom
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2017
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 March 2017
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2017
Blyth Valley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2017
Coventry South
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2017
Cardiff South and Penarth
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 February 2017
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 March 2017
North East Fife
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 February 2017
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2017
Dundee West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 22 February 2017
Brighton, Pavilion
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2017
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2017
York Central
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 February 2017
Belfast South
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2017
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 February 2017
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2017
East Dunbartonshire
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2017
Argyll and Bute
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 February 2017
South Down
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 February 2017
Belfast East
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2017
Gordon
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 February 2017
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2017
Ealing, Southall
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 February 2017
Upper Bann
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 February 2017
Midlothian
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2017
Angus

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.