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Special Tribunal on Russian Aggression in Ukraine

EDM (Early Day Motion) 688: tabled on 09 December 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 39 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this house seeks justice and accountability for atrocities committed by Russian troops during their invasion of Ukraine, as well as for the crime of the war itself; recognises that the decision by the Russian Federation to launch attacks on Ukraine poses a grave challenge to the post-1945 international order; recognises that in line with international law the invasion has provided for individual criminal responsibility for those who plan, initiate or execute wars of aggression; supports all ongoing investigations into Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine, including those before the International Court of Justice, International Criminal Court and European Court of Human Rights; recommends the establishment of an ad hoc special tribunal with a mandate to investigate and prosecute the crime of aggression allegedly committed by the political and military leadership of the Russian Federation; suggests applying the definition of the crime of aggression based on Article 8 bis of the Rome Statute; calls for guarantees that accountability will extend to government and political officials; welcomes the exercise of jurisdiction by the International Criminal Court over war crimes, crimes against humanity, and attempted genocide on the territory of Ukraine; notes that Russian co-operation with such a trial may be one key metric by which we can judge that Europe is on a path towards peace; recognises that a Ukrainian victory is necessary for the integrity of the international system, as are justice and accountability for Russian crimes; and considers that accountability for the crime of aggression against Ukraine must be secured.

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.

Foord, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2022
Tiverton and Honiton
Seely, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 2022
Isle of Wight
Djanogly, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 2022
Huntingdon
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 December 2022
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 December 2022
Central Ayrshire
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 December 2022
East Dunbartonshire
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 December 2022
Strangford
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 December 2022
Glasgow South West
Whittingdale, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 2022
Maldon
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 December 2022
Dundee West
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 December 2022
Dundee East
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 December 2022
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 December 2022
Edinburgh North and Leith
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 December 2022
Glasgow North West
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 December 2022
Livingston
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2022
North East Fife
Morgan, Helen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2022
North Shropshire
Hodge, Dame Margaret
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2022
Barking
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 December 2022
Glasgow North East
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 December 2022
East Renfrewshire
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 December 2022
South Antrim
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2022
Rochdale
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 December 2022
Ceredigion
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 December 2022
Arfon
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2022
Hayes and Harlington
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 December 2022
Glasgow Central
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 December 2022
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2022
St Albans
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2023
York Central
Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2023
Leeds Central
David, Wayne
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2023
Caerphilly
Grady, Patrick
Independent
Signed on 10 January 2023
Glasgow North
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 January 2023
Glenrothes

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.