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Darfuri Asylum Seekers In The UK

EDM number 2023 in 2007-08, proposed by Diane Abbott on 14/07/2008.
Categorised under the topics of Africa, Asylum, Human rights and Military operations.

That this House is greatly concerned at the Home Office's recent decision to resume the removal of Darfuri asylum seekers from the UK and return them to Khartoum; recalls that in 2007 the Home Office suspended the deportations in order to investigate further accusations of torture in the region by Sudanese authorities, but concluded that the accusations were not confirmed; notes that this conclusion failed to take into consideration the UN High Commissioner for Refugees' position against the return of Darfuris to Khartoum, which stated that they would be subjected to torture and even death; further notes that upon lifting the ban on deporting Darfuri asylum-seekers the Home Office failed publicly to disclose its change in policy; and therefore urges the Home Office immediately to reverse its decision in order to honour the Government's international human rights obligations.

This motion has been signed by a total of 29 MPs.

Diane Abbott14/07/2008Hackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabourProposed
Mark Durkan14/07/2008FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Peter Bottomley15/07/2008Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Andrew Dismore15/07/2008HendonLabourSeconded
Lynne Jones15/07/2008Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSeconded
Alan Meale15/07/2008MansfieldLabourSeconded
Mike Hancock15/07/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Robert Wareing16/07/2008Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
Dai Davies16/07/2008Blaenau GwentIndependentSigned
Rudi Vis16/07/2008Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn16/07/2008Islington NorthLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell16/07/2008Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Colin Breed16/07/2008South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Glenda Jackson16/07/2008Hampstead and HighgateLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins16/07/2008Luton NorthLabourSigned
Martin Caton16/07/2008GowerLabourSigned
Alan Simpson17/07/2008Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
John Battle17/07/2008Leeds WestLabourSigned
John McDonnell21/07/2008Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell21/07/2008Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer21/07/2008KeighleyLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty21/07/2008Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Nick Harvey21/07/2008North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Vincent Cable22/07/2008TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Harry Cohen22/07/2008Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Hugh Bayley22/07/2008City of YorkLabourSigned
John Leech22/07/2008Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Alasdair McDonnell06/10/2008Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
John Barrett04/11/2008Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned

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