House of Commons
Eighth anniversary of the Istanbul Convention
EDM #557
Tabled 03 June 2020
2019-21 Session
That this House notes that 8 June 2020 marks the eighth anniversary of the UK Government signing the Istanbul Convention on the protection of women and girls from violence; welcomes the Convention’s ratification by 33 of the original signatories including the UK's friends and neighbours in Ireland; recognises the work done by Eilidh Whiteford, formerly member for the Banff and Buchan constituency in bringing forward the Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Act 2017; expresses disappointment in the UK Government not having ratified the Convention in the three years since the Act received Royal Assent; and calls on the UK Government to finally ratify this vital international agreement that will help protect women and girls here and across Europe.

Signatures (44)

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.
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
04 June 2020
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
04 June 2020
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
04 June 2020
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
04 June 2020
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
04 June 2020
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
04 June 2020
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
04 June 2020
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
04 June 2020
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
04 June 2020
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
04 June 2020
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
05 June 2020
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
05 June 2020
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
06 June 2020
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
07 June 2020
Hanvey, Neale
Scottish National Party
08 June 2020
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
08 June 2020
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
08 June 2020
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
08 June 2020
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
08 June 2020
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
08 June 2020
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
08 June 2020
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
08 June 2020
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
08 June 2020
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
08 June 2020
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
08 June 2020
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
08 June 2020
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
08 June 2020
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
08 June 2020
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
08 June 2020
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
08 June 2020
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
08 June 2020
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
08 June 2020
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
09 June 2020
Flynn, Stephen
Scottish National Party
11 June 2020
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
11 June 2020
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
23 June 2020
McDonnell, John
Labour
16 July 2020
Begum, Apsana
Labour
17 July 2020
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion