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UN INTERNATIONAL DAY COMMEMORATING THE VICTIMS OF ACTS OF VIOLENCE BASED ON RELIGION OR BELIEF

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2453: tabled on 05 June 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 52 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the establishment by the UN General Assembly of the UN International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief on 22 August each year; is deeply concerned that acts of violence based on religion or belief are increasing all over the world and often flourish with impunity; notes the concerning findings of the interim report of the Bishop of Truro's Independent Review for the Foreign Secretary of FCO Support for Persecuted Christians; recognises the dire situation of religious minorities in many parts of the world; calls on the Government to mark the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief and use the initiative to develop and implement a comprehensive action plan, across Departments to address religious persecution whenever and wherever it occurs; and further calls on the Government to use all its diplomatic powers to combat religious persecution around the world and bring impunity for such atrocities to an end.

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.

Penning, Sir Mike
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2019
Hemel Hempstead
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2019
Harrow East
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 June 2019
Kingston and Surbiton
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2019
South West Bedfordshire
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 June 2019
Glasgow South West
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 June 2019
Orkney and Shetland
Lloyd, Stephen
Independent
Signed on 6 June 2019
Eastbourne
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 June 2019
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2019
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 June 2019
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 2019
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Green, Kate
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2019
Stretford and Urmston
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
Signed on 10 June 2019
Luton North
Gill, Preet Kaur
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2019
Birmingham, Edgbaston
Mahmood, Mr Khalid
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2019
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Donaldson, Sir Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 June 2019
Lagan Valley
Grant, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 2019
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 June 2019
Argyll and Bute
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 June 2019
Glasgow East
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 2019
Worthing West
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2019
Knowsley
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 June 2019
Dundee West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 June 2019
Carshalton and Wallington
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 June 2019
Belfast East
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 12 June 2019
North Down
Timms, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2019
East Ham
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2019
Hartlepool
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 13 June 2019
Romford
George, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2019
High Peak
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2019
Glasgow North
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2019
South Shields
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2019
Birmingham, Hall Green
Drew, Dr David
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2019
Stroud
Ryan, Joan
Change UK - The Independent Group
Signed on 17 June 2019
Enfield North
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 June 2019
East Londonderry
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2019
Ealing, Southall
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 June 2019
North East Fife
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 June 2019
Falkirk
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 June 2019
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Ali, Rushanara
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2019
Bethnal Green and Bow
Grogan, John
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2019
Keighley
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 July 2019
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 July 2019
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 July 2019
Edinburgh North and Leith
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 July 2019
Motherwell and Wishaw
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2019
Bolton North East

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.