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International law and trade with illegal Israeli settlements

EDM (Early Day Motion) 225: tabled on 26 February 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 80 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises the publication of the UN’s database of companies operating in Israeli settlements; acknowledges that all Israeli settlements are illegal and that the transfer of a civilian population to an occupied territory is a war crime under international law; notes that complicity in war crimes is a serious criminal offence; reaffirms the Government’s obligation to uphold international law, and the corporate responsibility of companies to respect human rights, as outlined in the UN Guiding Principles; is alarmed that UK businesses are listed in the UN database, while also recognising that the database itself is not exhaustive of all companies supporting illegal settlement infrastructure; welcomes the report of Amnesty International highlighting that companies cannot do business in or with settlements without contributing to violations of international humanitarian and human rights law; and calls on the Government to fulfil its obligations under the Fourth Geneva Convention, relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War and under customary international humanitarian law, by banning UK trade with illegal settlements and making binding regulations for companies to uphold human rights standards.

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.

Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 February 2020
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 February 2020
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 February 2020
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 February 2020
Glasgow South West
Osamor, Kate
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2020
Edmonton
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 February 2020
Argyll and Bute
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 February 2020
Central Ayrshire
Elliott, Julie
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2020
Sunderland Central
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 February 2020
Stirling
Hussain, Imran
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2020
Bradford East
Ali, Tahir
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2020
Birmingham, Hall Green
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 March 2020
Glasgow North
Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2020
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2020
Jarrow
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2020
Easington
Antoniazzi, Tonia
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2020
Gower
Kinnock, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2020
Aberavon
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2020
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Hollern, Kate
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2020
Blackburn
Tarry, Sam
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2020
Ilford South
De Cordova, Marsha
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2020
Battersea
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2020
South Shields
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 5 March 2020
Belfast South
Hanvey, Neale
Independent
Signed on 5 March 2020
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Murray, James
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2020
Ealing North
Timms, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2020
East Ham
Anderson, Fleur
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2020
Putney
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 10 March 2020
Brighton, Pavilion
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 March 2020
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 March 2020
Dundee West
David, Wayne
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2020
Caerphilly
Flynn, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 March 2020
Aberdeen South
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 March 2020
Lanark and Hamilton East
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2020
Cynon Valley
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2020
North Tyneside
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 March 2020
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2020
Huddersfield
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 March 2020
Glenrothes
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 April 2020
Glasgow North West
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 April 2020
Dunfermline and West Fife
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2020
Liverpool, West Derby
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2020
Streatham
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 April 2020
Glasgow East
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 April 2020
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2020
Glasgow Central
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2020
Inverclyde
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2020
Ochil and South Perthshire
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 May 2020
Ceredigion
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2020
Poplar and Limehouse
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2020
Preston
Coyle, Neil
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2020
Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 May 2020
Gordon
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2020
Wansbeck
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2020
Bedford
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2020
Norwich South
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2020
Rochdale
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 May 2020
Foyle
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 May 2020
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 May 2020
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 June 2020
Dundee East
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 June 2020
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2020
East Dunbartonshire
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2020
Coventry South
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2020
Liverpool, Wavertree
Webbe, Claudia
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2020
Leicester East
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2020
Hemsworth
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 June 2020
Livingston
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2020
Birkenhead
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2020
Leyton and Wanstead
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2020
Sheffield South East
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 June 2020
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2020
Brighton, Kemptown
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 October 2020
Angus

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.