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International Court of Justice Ruling on Gaza and the UK’s duties under the Genocide Convention

EDM (Early Day Motion) 377: tabled on 07 February 2024

Tabled in the 2023-24 session.

This motion has been signed by 68 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on 26 January 2024, which found that it is plausible that Israel’s ongoing attacks on the Palestinian people in Gaza are in breach of the Genocide Convention; further notes that the ICJ issued provisional measures, including ordering Israel and its military to prevent acts against Palestinians in Gaza prohibited by Article II of the Genocide Convention, such as killings of Palestinians in Gaza, as well as ordering Israel to prevent and punish incitement to genocide and to enable the provision of urgently needed basic services and humanitarian assistance to the people of Gaza; supports the ICJ call for the immediate and unconditional release of the hostages; notes that as a signatory to the Genocide Convention the UK has a duty to prevent genocide and to ensure that the Convention is not breached; believes the UK has a responsibility to act to ensure this ruling is upheld, and not to undermine it; therefore calls on the UK Government to support the ICJ’s provisional measures; further believes that it is not possible for Israel to fulfil the ICJ’s order without an immediate end to its military assault on Gaza; and therefore, in light of plausible breaches of the Genocide Convention, further calls on the UK Government to demand an immediate ceasefire and suspend all arms exports to Israel.

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 7 February 2024
Liverpool, West Derby
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 February 2024
Livingston
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 February 2024
Belfast South
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 February 2024
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 February 2024
Glasgow North East
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2024
Gateshead
Whittome, Nadia
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2024
Nottingham East
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 8 February 2024
Islington North
McDonald, Andy
Independent
Signed on 8 February 2024
Middlesbrough
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2024
Cynon Valley
Ali, Tahir
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2024
Birmingham, Hall Green
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2024
Wansbeck
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2024
Jarrow
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2024
Easington
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2024
Bedford
Butler, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2024
Brent Central
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 February 2024
Edinburgh North and Leith
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 February 2024
Central Ayrshire
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 19 February 2024
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Hollern, Kate
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2024
Blackburn
Greenwood, Margaret
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2024
Wirral West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 19 February 2024
Brighton, Pavilion
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 February 2024
Ceredigion
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2024
Birkenhead
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2024
York Central
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 19 February 2024
Leicester East
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2024
Hemsworth
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 19 February 2024
Foyle
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 February 2024
Glasgow Central
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 February 2024
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 February 2024
Arfon
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 February 2024
Glasgow North
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2024
Liverpool, Walton
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2024
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Smith, Cat
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2024
Lancaster and Fleetwood
MacAskill, Kenny
Alba Party
Signed on 23 February 2024
East Lothian
Blake, Olivia
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2024
Sheffield, Hallam
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 February 2024
Motherwell and Wishaw
Khan, Afzal
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2024
Manchester, Gorton
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 26 February 2024
North Down
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 February 2024
East Dunbartonshire
Abbott, Ms Diane
Independent
Signed on 26 February 2024
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 February 2024
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 February 2024
Glasgow South West
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 February 2024
Dundee West
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2024
Liverpool, Riverside
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 February 2024
Dundee East
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 February 2024
Glenrothes
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 February 2024
Angus
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 February 2024
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 February 2024
Glasgow North West
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2024
Sheffield South East
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 February 2024
Gordon
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 March 2024
Lanark and Hamilton East
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 March 2024
Perth and North Perthshire
De Cordova, Marsha
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2024
Battersea
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Independent
Signed on 18 March 2024
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Davies, Geraint
Independent
Signed on 21 March 2024
Swansea West
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 March 2024
Argyll and Bute
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 March 2024
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 April 2024
Glasgow South
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 April 2024
Glasgow East

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.