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Guantanamo Bay

EDM number 287 in 2003-04, proposed by Kevin McNamara on 15/12/2003.

That this House notes that 660 suspected terrorists, including nine UK citizens, continue after almost two years to be detained at the US facilities at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; further notes that these prisoners are being denied access to US courts to test the legality of their continued detention, have no access to civilian lawyers and that their only prospect of trial will be by closed military tribunals in which military personnel will act as interrogators, prosecutors, defence counsel, judges and, in cases where the death penalty is imposed, executioners; welcomes the US Supreme Court decision to consider whether the lower courts were correct to conclude that US courts lack jurisdiction to consider challenges to the legality of the detention of foreign nationals captured abroad in connection with hostilities and incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay; is concerned however that, in reaching a decision, the Supreme Court has access to all relevant information including the evidence that many of those held at Guantanamo Bay were not arrested in connection with hostilities; in that regard, welcomes the involvement of lawyers in the US, England and Scotland in trying to secure basic human rights for those held at Guantanamo Bay; and agrees that this Motion may be submitted as part of, and that signatories give support to, a Parliamentarians' amicus brief to be submitted to the US Supreme Court calling for all prisoners to have access to an impartial court to determine their status and test the legality of their continued detention.

This motion has been signed by a total of 62 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Kevin McNamara15/12/2003Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourProposed
Angus Robertson15/12/2003MorayScottish National PartySigned
Peter Bottomley15/12/2003Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Vera Baird15/12/2003RedcarLabourSigned
Paul Holmes16/12/2003ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Jones16/12/2003Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Martin Caton16/12/2003GowerLabourSigned
Frank Cook16/12/2003Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn16/12/2003Islington NorthLabourSigned
Rudi Vis17/12/2003Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
David Drew17/12/2003StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Andrew Dismore17/12/2003HendonLabourSigned
Tony Colman17/12/2003PutneyLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty17/12/2003Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Terry Lewis17/12/2003WorsleyLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson17/12/2003Hampstead & HighgateLabourSigned
Adam Price17/12/2003Carmarthen East & DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
John McDonnell17/12/2003Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Rob Marris18/12/2003Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Valerie Davey18/12/2003Bristol WestLabourSigned
Eric Illsley18/12/2003Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Llew Smith18/12/2003Blaenau GwentLabourSigned
Geraldine Smith18/12/2003Morecambe & LunesdaleLabourSigned
Alan Simpson18/12/2003Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Tom Cox05/01/2004TootingLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard05/01/2004WalthamstowLabourSigned
Betty Williams05/01/2004ConwyLabourSigned
Ann Cryer06/01/2004KeighleyLabourSigned
Simon Thomas06/01/2004CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
John Battle07/01/2004Leeds WestLabourSigned
Mike Hancock07/01/2004Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Richard Burden07/01/2004Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
Robert Marshall-Andrews07/01/2004MedwayLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins07/01/2004Luton NorthLabourSigned
Annabelle Ewing07/01/2004PerthScottish National PartySigned
Jenny Tonge08/01/2004Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
George Stevenson08/01/2004Stoke-on-Trent SouthLabourSigned
Huw Edwards08/01/2004MonmouthLabourSigned
Janet Dean08/01/2004BurtonLabourSigned
Brian Cotter08/01/2004Weston-Super-MareLiberal DemocratSigned
David Heyes08/01/2004Ashton-under-LyneLabourSigned
Simon Hughes12/01/2004North Southwark & BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Marsden12/01/2004Shrewsbury & AtchamLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Stinchcombe12/01/2004WellingboroughLabourSigned
Patsy Calton13/01/2004CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Jones14/01/2004CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Vincent Cable14/01/2004TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Albert Owen15/01/2004Ynys MLabourSigned
Bill Tynan15/01/2004Hamilton SouthLabourSigned
Ann Clwyd15/01/2004Cynon ValleyLabourSigned
Bill Etherington19/01/2004Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
David Hamilton20/01/2004MidlothianLabourSigned
Anne Campbell26/01/2004CambridgeLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff26/01/2004Birmingham, Sparkbrook & Small HeathLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn28/01/2004JarrowLabourSigned
George Mudie04/02/2004Leeds EastLabourSigned
Harold Best06/02/2004Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Linda Perham24/02/2004Ilford NorthLabourSigned
Sarah Teather24/02/2004Brent EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Mohammad Sarwar04/03/2004Glasgow, GovanLabourSigned
Iain Coleman21/06/2004Hammersmith & FulhamLabourSigned
Terry DavisUnknownWithdrawn

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