House of Commons
UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN AND THE SULTAN OF BRUNEI
EDM #2275
Tabled 08 April 2019
2017-19 Session
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.