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EDM (Early Day Motion) 892: tabled on 01 February 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 16 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House is concerned about the Government's promotion of trade links with Sudan as shown by the support for the UK-Sudan Trade and Investment Forum in London on 12 December 2017; notes that Sudan ranks 170th out of 176 countries on Transparency lnternational’s Global Corruption Index; acknowledges that severe restrictions on the freedom of the press, freedom of religion or belief, freedom of assembly and other freedoms continue in Sudan; is further concerned that the status of Darfur, Blue Nile state and South Kordofan state remain unstable; recognises that President Omar el-Bashir is indicted by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide; believes that the aforementioned issues both prevent any trade dividend from reaching the majority of Sudanese people and endangers the UK's reputation as a human rights standard bearer; and calls on the UK to prioritise human rights in its relationship with Sudan, in particular through ensuring the Government of Sudan adheres to the UN (Ruggie) Guiding Principles on Business and 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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.