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12th anniversary of the end of the Sri Lankan civil war

EDM (Early Day Motion) 64: tabled on 18 May 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 31 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this house recognises that 12 years on from the end of the Sri Lankan civil war, most alleged human rights abuses primarily against Tamil people are yet to be investigated; acknowledges that those allegations include indiscriminate bombing in no~fire zones, summary executions of surrenderers, torture, sexual violence and abductions; appreciates the UK Government has played a vital role as leaders of the core group on Sri Lanka within the Human Rights Council; remains deeply concerned that despite various international resolutions and the establishment in 2015 of institutions in Sri Lanka to investigate the impact of the war, very little investigation has taken place and some of those facing investigation hold powerful positions in Sri Lanka today; is further concerned that in recent months the independence of the judiciary has been undermined by amendments to the Sri Lankan constitution and has little confidence any further investigations will take place; calls on the UK government to take action as laid out by various hon. Members in recent debates; and urges the Government to mark the 12th anniversary by following the equivalent actions of the US in adding General Shavendra Silva, Acting Chief of Defence Staff and the Commander of the Sri Lankan Army to the Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime, thus demonstrating the UK’s commitment to international human rights obligations and that international action is the only way that accountability, reconciliation and peace will come to the beautiful island of Sri Lanka and all of its people across the world.

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.

Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 May 2021
Strangford
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 May 2021
Stirling
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 May 2021
Glasgow Central
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 May 2021
Motherwell and Wishaw
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 May 2021
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
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
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 May 2021
Gordon
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 May 2021
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 May 2021
Livingston
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2021
Midlothian
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2021
Glasgow North West
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2021
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
Mitcham and Morden
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
Birkenhead
Timms, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
East Ham
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 June 2021
Arfon
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
Ealing, Southall
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 June 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 June 2021
Ceredigion
Davey, Ed
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2021
Kingston and Surbiton
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2021
Poplar and Limehouse
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 18 August 2021
Liverpool, Walton
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 August 2021
Aberdeen North

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.