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UN CONDEMNATION OF UK OCCUPATION OF THE CHAGOS ISLANDS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2425: tabled on 23 May 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 23 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the United Nations motion overwhelmingly condemning the occupation of the Chagos Islands by the United Kingdom; regrets the use of the Islands for military purposes for the UK and the USA, much to the concern of the Chagossian people; further regrets the use of the Islands by the USA for the purposes of rendition; notes that the bureaucracy of the UK Government has negatively affected the dispersion of necessary aid to Chagossian exiles; and urges the UK Government to honour the UN motion and withdraw from the Chagos Islands before the six-month UN deadline.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.