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Unrest and human rights violations in Colombia

EDM (Early Day Motion) 24: tabled on 12 May 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

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

Motion text

That this House is deeply shocked and concerned about reports of significant human rights violations in Colombia and violent repression of nationwide demonstrations by Colombian authorities; understands that protests began on 28 April 2021 in response to a tax bill presented by President Ivan Duque; notes with concern reports that the country’s riot police has responded to protestors with excessive force; is disturbed to learn of the deaths of dozens of people with hundreds more injured in recent unrest; has ongoing concerns about the worrying reports of the use by state authorities of arbitrary detention, acts of torture, sexual violence and forced disappearances; understands that human rights defenders have been harassed and threatened, while union leaders and indigenous activists have been targeted by authorities; calls on the Colombian Government to immediately stop the violent and militarised response to protests and to ensure that human rights, including the right to life, the right to free expression and the right to freedom of peaceful assembly are upheld; and calls on the UK Government to exert all diplomatic pressure to help ensure that the situation in Colombia reaches a peaceful resolution and human rights are upheld.

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.

Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 14 May 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2021
Liverpool, Wavertree
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 May 2021
Glasgow North West
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 May 2021
Dundee West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 May 2021
Glasgow Central
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 May 2021
Ceredigion
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2021
Rochdale
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 May 2021
Dundee East
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 May 2021
Motherwell and Wishaw
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 May 2021
Glasgow South West
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 May 2021
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2021
Glasgow North
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2021
Midlothian
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 May 2021
Arfon
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 May 2021
Bath
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2021
Denton and Reddish
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2021
East Renfrewshire
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
Birkenhead
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 7 June 2021
North Down
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 June 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 June 2021
West Dunbartonshire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 19 July 2021
Islington North

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.