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Use of explosive weapons in populated areas

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1576: tabled on 03 March 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that the use of explosive weapons in towns and cities is a leading cause of civilian casualties in modern conflict; further notes with regret the devastating long-term humanitarian consequences caused by the destruction of critical civilian infrastructure including homes, schools, hospitals, water and sanitation systems and power supplies as a result of conflict; is disturbed by the UN’s finding that in 2019 the use of explosive weapons in populated areas was responsible for almost 40 per cent of verified incidents where children were killed or maimed in conflict; notes the call by the UN Secretary-General and the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross for States to develop an international Political Declaration on avoiding the use of explosive weapons in populated areas; welcomes the process to develop such a Political Declaration led by the Republic of Ireland; believes that the UK Government has a moral responsibility to work with international partners to strengthen the protection of civilians against the use of explosive weapons in their towns and cities; notes that as a permanent member of the UN Security Council and the penholder for Protection of Civilians, and as a leading member of NATO, the UK Government has the influence to persuade other States to follow where it leads; and calls on the UK Government to endorse the Irish-led Political Declaration on explosive weapons, encourage other States to do the same, and lead efforts to develop guidelines for its effective implementation.

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.

Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 5 March 2021
Leicester East
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 March 2021
Arfon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 March 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2021
Liverpool, Wavertree
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 March 2021
Glasgow Central
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 March 2021
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 March 2021
East Lothian
Ferrier, Margaret
Independent
Signed on 8 March 2021
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 March 2021
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2021
Liverpool, Riverside
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2021
Poplar and Limehouse
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 8 March 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2021
Denton and Reddish
Mishra, Navendu
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2021
Stockport
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2021
Edinburgh East
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 March 2021
Ceredigion
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 March 2021
Dundee West
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2021
Leeds East
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Cynon Valley
Hanvey, Neale
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 April 2021
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2021
Liverpool, West Derby
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2021
Brighton, Kemptown

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.