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UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN AND THE SULTAN OF BRUNEI

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2275: tabled on 08 April 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 17 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes with concern the proposed introduction of a new penal code in Brunei which would be a major infringement of the human rights of the LGBT+ community in that country; welcomes the decision of the University of Aberdeen to review the honorary degree awarded to the Sultan of Brunei as a result of the introduction of that code; calls on the university to extend its review to all people that have been awarded honorary degrees; and further calls on other universities to review awards of honorary degrees that have been awarded to ensure that people that abuse human rights are not honoured by the award of such degrees.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.