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Human rights and democracy in Poland

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1259: tabled on 09 December 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 36 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House acknowledges and condemns human rights violations in Poland, in particular, attacks on the rights of women and LGBTQ+ minorities, including the near-total abortion ban that breaks the human right of freedom from torture, and disregards the bodily autonomy of women; supports the protection of LGBTQ+ families, and stands against the creation of LGBT free zones in Poland; condemns the new law which breaks people's right to assembly and protest by threatening protesters with 6 months to 8 years in prison, and the police brutality against peaceful protesters; recognises the judicial autonomy infringement and the breaking of the rule of law; decries the lack of freedom of the press, the politicisation of Polish media, financial censorship, and the creation of the index of the prohibited press in Poland; and calls on the Foreign Secretary to publicly support Polish women and minority groups as they seek to uphold democratic values in Poland.

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.

MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 December 2020
East Lothian
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2020
Oxford West and Abingdon
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2020
Streatham
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2020
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 10 December 2020
North Down
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 December 2020
Glasgow Central
Hopkins, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2020
Luton South
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2020
Hartlepool
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 December 2020
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 December 2020
Arfon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 December 2020
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 December 2020
Ceredigion
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2020
Jarrow
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2020
Liverpool, Wavertree
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2020
Liverpool, Riverside
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 14 December 2020
Brighton, Pavilion
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2020
Wansbeck
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2020
Cynon Valley
Huq, Dr Rupa
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2020
Ealing Central and Acton
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 December 2020
Foyle
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2020
Poplar and Limehouse
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2020
Glasgow South West
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2020
Hayes and Harlington
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2020
St Albans
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 December 2020
Livingston
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2020
City of Durham
Long Bailey, Rebecca
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2021
Salford and Eccles
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2021
Rochdale
Blunt, Crispin
Conservative
Signed on 5 January 2021
Reigate

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.