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Upholding human rights in the UK

EDM (Early Day Motion) 974: tabled on 09 February 2022

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 notes that the Human Rights Act 1998 gives expression to values that are fundamental to the way of life in the UK, such as protecting the right to protest, freedom of expression and respect for privacy; is concerned by warnings from human rights organisations such as Amnesty UK, Justice and Liberty that the Government is undermining basic rights and liberties enshrined in the Act; notes with alarm that the Human Rights Act Review is taking place within the context of a series of other legislative moves by the Government to enhance the power of the Executive, including measures to curtail judicial reviews, which will reduce scrutiny of Government behaviour and opportunities for legal redress; believes that any growth in Declarations of Incompatibility with the provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights would lead to lengthy delays in human rights concerns being addressed and restrict access to justice; and therefore calls on the Government to continue to uphold human rights and ensure that everyone can seek timely redress in the UK courts if rights are breached.

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.

Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2022
Liverpool, West Derby
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 9 February 2022
Islington North
Hollern, Kate
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2022
Blackburn
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2022
Hayes and Harlington
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2022
Wansbeck
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2022
Liverpool, Wavertree
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2022
Brent North
McDonald, Andy
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2022
Middlesbrough
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 February 2022
Belfast South
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 10 February 2022
Brighton, Pavilion
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 February 2022
Glasgow South West
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2022
Poplar and Limehouse
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 10 February 2022
Leicester East
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2022
Liverpool, Riverside
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2022
York Central
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 February 2022
Arfon
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 February 2022
Ceredigion
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 February 2022
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2022
Hemsworth
MacAskill, Kenny
Alba Party
Signed on 21 February 2022
East Lothian
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 22 February 2022
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2022
Motherwell and Wishaw
Whittome, Nadia
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2022
Nottingham East
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2022
Leeds East
Hanvey, Neale
Alba Party
Signed on 27 April 2022
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.