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Situation In Chechnya

EDM number 450 in 1994-95, proposed by Patrick Cormack on 23/01/1995.

That this House, whilst recognising that Chechnya has for many years been part of the Russian Federation and that it is entirely acceptable for any legitimate government of a nation state to assert its authority over those who unilaterally seek to declare their independence, nevertheless believes that such action should never include the indiscriminate slaughter of a civilian population and the wanton destruction of their homes; considers that those who take such action should not expect their conduct to go unchallenged; accordingly denounces the action taken by Russian troops in Chechnya as being a gross violation of the standards of behaviour acceptable in a civilised society; contends that those who ordered such action have also violated the principles of the Helsinki agreements and forfeited the moral authority to be accepted as the sole arbiters of the fate of the Chechen people; and calls upon Her Majesty's Government to refer recent events in Chechnya to the Security Council of the United Nations and to urge that a code of internationally acceptable conduct for resolving internal disputes within nations, which gives neither encouragement to rebellion nor approval to genocide, be agreed.

This motion has been signed by a total of 48 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Patrick Cormack23/01/1995South StaffordshireProposed
Calum MacDonald23/01/1995Na h-Eileanan an IarSigned
Malcolm Wicks23/01/1995Croydon North WestSigned
Winston Churchill23/01/1995DavyhulmeSigned
Peter Fry23/01/1995WellingboroughSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe24/01/1995LeighSigned
Dennis Turner24/01/1995Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Paddy Tipping24/01/1995SherwoodSigned
Janet Anderson24/01/1995Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Jim Dowd24/01/1995Lewisham WestSigned
Tom Cox24/01/1995TootingSigned
Michael Connarty24/01/1995Falkirk EastSigned
Jamie Cann24/01/1995IpswichSigned
Keith Bradley24/01/1995Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Lynne Jones24/01/1995Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Barry Jones24/01/1995Alyn & DeesideSigned
Tim Rathbone24/01/1995LewesSigned
Gordon Prentice24/01/1995PendleSigned
John Battle25/01/1995Leeds WestSigned
Harry Barnes25/01/1995North East DerbyshireSigned
John Gunnell25/01/1995Leeds South and MorleySigned
David Alton25/01/1995Liverpool Mossley HillSigned
John Evans25/01/1995St Helens NorthSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie25/01/1995Glasgow, PollokSigned
Charles Kennedy25/01/1995Ross and Cromarty and SkyeSigned
Jon Owen Jones25/01/1995Cardiff CentralSigned
Norman Hogg25/01/1995Cumbernauld & KilsythSigned
Greg Pope25/01/1995HyndburnSigned
Max Madden25/01/1995Bradford WestSigned
Ian McCartney25/01/1995MakerfieldSigned
Audrey Wise26/01/1995PrestonSigned
Win Griffiths26/01/1995BridgendSigned
Tommy Graham26/01/1995Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Bill Etherington26/01/1995Sunderland NorthSigned
Russell Johnston26/01/1995Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
John Heppell26/01/1995Nottingham EastSigned
Colin Pickthall26/01/1995West LancashireSigned
William Powell30/01/1995CorbySigned
Jim Wallace30/01/1995Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Bridget Prentice31/01/1995Lewisham EastSigned
Frank Field01/02/1995BirkenheadSigned
Roland Boyes02/02/1995Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Ken Livingstone06/02/1995Brent EastSigned
Terry Davis06/02/1995Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Simon Hughes08/02/1995Southwark and BermondseySigned
Tony Lloyd10/02/1995StretfordSigned
Anne Campbell10/02/1995CambridgeSigned
Derek EnrightUnknownWithdrawn

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