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FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE ASSASSINATION OF MALTESE INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST DAPHNE CARUANA GALIZIA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1697: tabled on 15 October 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 36 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House again condemns the assassination of Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was killed by a car bomb one year ago on 16 October 2017; notes that a full year on there has still not been justice for her murder; commends her courageous investigative reporting, including her work on the Panama Papers; is concerned by the defamation cases that continue against her posthumously, including lawsuits filed by senior government officials; expresses serious concern over the alarming trend that has followed of an increase in violence and threats of violence against journalists across Europe, including the murders of Ján Kuciak in Slovakia on 21 February 2018 and Viktoria Marinova in Bulgaria on 6 October 2018; further notes that Europe, the region that has traditionally respected press freedom the most, deteriorated the most in Reporters Without Borders' 2018 World Press Freedom Index, with Malta experiencing the sharpest decline in ranking, down 18 places to 65th out of 180 countries; calls for increased international oversight of the investigation, such as through the mandate of the Special Rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia; and supports the call by the Caruana Galizia family to establish a public inquiry into whether the murder could have been prevented.

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 22 October 2018
Livingston
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 October 2018
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2018
Kingston and Surbiton
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 October 2018
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 October 2018
West Dunbartonshire
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 October 2018
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2018
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2018
Newport West
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2018
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
George, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2018
High Peak
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 October 2018
North East Fife
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 November 2018
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 23 October 2018
North Down
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 October 2018
Bath
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
Signed on 17 October 2018
Luton North
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 October 2018
Edinburgh West
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 October 2018
Dundee West
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 October 2018
Glasgow East
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 November 2018
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Penning, Sir Mike
Conservative
Signed on 22 October 2018
Hemel Hempstead
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2018
St Helens South and Whiston
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 October 2018
Belfast East
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2018
Brighton, Kemptown
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 October 2018
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Smith, Angela
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2018
Penistone and Stocksbridge
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 October 2018
Glasgow South West
Stevens, Jo
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2018
Cardiff Central
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 October 2018
East Dunbartonshire
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 October 2018
East Antrim
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 November 2018
Perth and North Perthshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.