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Ratification of the Istanbul Convention

EDM (Early Day Motion) 138: tabled on 07 June 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 56 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that 8 June 2022 will mark ten years since the UK signed the Istanbul Convention on protecting women and girls from violence; commends the work by IC Change and other groups in campaigning for the UK’s ratification of the treaty; welcomes the recent announcement by the Home Secretary that the bulk of the treaty will be ratified by 31 July 2022; acknowledges the work by the former hon. Member for Banff and Buchan, Eilidh Whiteford, in proposing and having passed by Parliament in 2017 the legislation enshrining the requirement to ratify the convention; recognises the imperative for national and international action to tackle violence against women and girls; further notes with concern that two reservations have been attached to ratification, including provisions aimed at protecting migrant women and children; believes that all women should mean all women and that migrant communities deserve equal protection under the Convention; and looks forward to the full ratification of the Convention with no reservations as quickly as possible.

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.

Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2022
Livingston
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2022
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 7 June 2022
Harrow East
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2022
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2022
Edinburgh North and Leith
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2022
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2022
East Dunbartonshire
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2022
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2022
Dunfermline and West Fife
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2022
Edinburgh South West
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2022
Inverclyde
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2022
Lanark and Hamilton East
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2022
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2022
West Dunbartonshire
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2022
Angus
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2022
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2022
Motherwell and Wishaw
Flynn, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2022
Aberdeen South
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2022
North Ayrshire and Arran
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2022
Glasgow North
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2022
Glenrothes
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2022
Dundee East
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2022
Dundee West
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2022
Glasgow East
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2022
Glasgow North East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2022
Falkirk
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2022
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2022
Glasgow North West
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2022
Ochil and South Perthshire
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2022
Argyll and Bute
Qaisar, Ms Anum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2022
Airdrie and Shotts
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2022
Edinburgh East
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2022
Stirling
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2022
Glasgow South West
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2022
Gordon
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2022
Midlothian
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2022
Central Ayrshire
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2022
Perth and North Perthshire
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 8 June 2022
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2022
Bath
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 June 2022
Ceredigion
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 June 2022
Arfon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 June 2022
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 June 2022
Strangford
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 9 June 2022
Brighton, Pavilion
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 9 June 2022
North Down
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2022
York Central
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2022
Hayes and Harlington
Long Bailey, Rebecca
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2022
Salford and Eccles
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2022
Leeds East

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.