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Death Penalty In The United States

EDM number 877 in 2004-05, proposed by Kevin McNamara on 09/03/2005.

That this House commends the 1st March 2005 judgement of the United States Supreme Court in Roper v Simmons finding application of the death penalty against children under 18 years of age to be cruel and unusual punishment within the meaning of the 8th Amendment and therefore unconstitutional; notes that the ruling, which takes 70 children off death row, builds upon recent decisions preventing execution of those with mental disabilities and minors under 16 years of age; notes the comments of Justice Anthony Kennedy, who stated that it was proper for the Supreme Court to acknowledge the overwhelming weight of international opinion; believes this recognition should strengthen the case for pursuing the objective of the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, that is, a worldwide abolition of the death penalty; and urges the Government in its relations with the leaders of the United States to inject renewed vigour into its efforts to press for a complete end to this barbaric practice.

This motion has been signed by a total of 58 MPs.

Kevin McNamara09/03/2005Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourProposed
Gordon Prentice09/03/2005PendleLabourSigned
Mike Wood09/03/2005Batley & SpenLabourSigned
Rudi Vis09/03/2005Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
David Taylor09/03/2005North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Harry Barnes09/03/2005North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Paul Flynn09/03/2005Newport WestLabourSigned
Harry Cohen09/03/2005Leyton & WansteadLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty09/03/2005Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd09/03/2005Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Nigel Jones10/03/2005CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Tyler10/03/2005North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Jenny Tonge10/03/2005Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Bottomley10/03/2005Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Win Griffiths10/03/2005BridgendLabourSigned
Jane Griffiths10/03/2005Reading EastLabourSigned
Andrew George10/03/2005St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeremy Corbyn10/03/2005Islington NorthLabourSigned
Lynne Jones10/03/2005Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson10/03/2005Hampstead & HighgateLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins10/03/2005Luton NorthLabourSigned
Andy Reed10/03/2005LoughboroughLabour Co-operativeSigned
Linda Perham10/03/2005Ilford NorthLabourSigned
Tony Colman14/03/2005PutneyLabourSigned
Robert Wareing14/03/2005Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Desmond Turner14/03/2005Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
John Battle14/03/2005Leeds WestLabourSigned
Mike Hancock14/03/2005Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
David Drew14/03/2005StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Andrew Dismore14/03/2005HendonLabourSigned
Valerie Davey14/03/2005Bristol WestLabourSigned
Martin Caton14/03/2005GowerLabourSigned
Anne Campbell14/03/2005CambridgeLabourSigned
John McDonnell14/03/2005Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Mark Lazarowicz14/03/2005Edinburgh North & LeithLabour Co-operativeSigned
Paul Holmes14/03/2005ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson14/03/2005Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Ann Cryer14/03/2005KeighleyLabourSigned
Laura Moffatt15/03/2005CrawleyLabourSigned
Chris Bryant15/03/2005RhonddaLabourSigned
Matthew Taylor15/03/2005Truro & St AustellLiberal DemocratSigned
Hywel Williams15/03/2005CaernarfonPlaid CymruSigned
Mohammad Sarwar16/03/2005Glasgow, GovanLabourSigned
Edward O'Hara16/03/2005Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
Austin Mitchell17/03/2005Great GrimsbyLabourSigned
Diane Abbott17/03/2005Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
Colin Pickthall18/03/2005West LancashireLabourSigned
Nick Harvey18/03/2005North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Neil Gerrard21/03/2005WalthamstowLabourSigned
Mark Oaten22/03/2005WinchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Janet Dean22/03/2005BurtonLabourSigned
Derek Wyatt22/03/2005Sittingbourne & SheppeyLabourSigned
Michael Moore23/03/2005Tweeddale, Ettrick & LauderdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
George Galloway23/03/2005Glasgow, KelvinIndependentSigned
Stephen Pound24/03/2005Ealing NorthLabourSigned
Simon Hughes04/04/2005North Southwark & BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Rob Marris04/04/2005Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
John Barrett04/04/2005Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned

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