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Home Office Treatment Of Darfur Asylum Seekers

EDM number 2359 in 2007-08, proposed by David Drew on 28/10/2008.
Categorised under the topics of Africa, Asylum and Human rights.

That this House believes recent events in Sudan, including the Justice for Equality Movement attack of 10th May 2008 on Khartoum, have led to a drastic change in circumstances and have reinforced the need for Darfuris to be protected from persecution; notes the September 2008 report by the UN Special Rapporteur on Sudan, Sima Samar, in which she warns that at least 500 civilians are still in National Intelligence and Security Services detention and that most are thought to have been arrested on grounds of their Darfurian ethnicity; further notes concerns raised by human rights group Waging Peace regarding severe breaches of law and procedure which occurred during re-documentation interviews of Darfuri asylum seekers by a Sudanese official in Home Office facilities in March and April 2007; expresses concern at the one-year delay for a Home Office response to the report; expresses concern at reports that Home Office officials have recently encouraged Darfuri asylum seekers to sign voluntary return forms without the presence of interpreters; welcomes the upcoming guidance case in November in which returns to Khartoum of individuals of Darfurian origin will be reassessed; urges the Home Office to acknowledge the growing evidence of targeting and persecution of Darfuris in Khartoum; and requests that the Home Office engage as a matter of urgency with the Home Affairs Select Committee and Waging Peace in order to address remaining questions regarding the re-documentation interviews of Darfuri asylum seekers.

This motion has been signed by a total of 50 MPs.

David Drew28/10/2008StroudLabourProposed
John Bercow28/10/2008BuckinghamConservativeSeconded
John Barrett28/10/2008Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSeconded
Nicholas Winterton28/10/2008MacclesfieldConservativeSeconded
Sarah Teather28/10/2008Brent EastLiberal DemocratSeconded
Chris Mullin28/10/2008Sunderland SouthLabourSeconded
Bob Russell28/10/2008ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Durkan28/10/2008FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
John Battle28/10/2008Leeds WestLabourSigned
Janet Dean29/10/2008BurtonLabourSigned
Robert Wareing29/10/2008Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
David Taylor29/10/2008North West LeicestershireLabourSigned
Mike Hancock29/10/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Neil Gerrard29/10/2008WalthamstowLabourSigned
Andrew George29/10/2008St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Dobbin29/10/2008Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore29/10/2008HendonLabourSigned
Ann Cryer29/10/2008KeighleyLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn29/10/2008Islington NorthLabourSigned
Martin Caton29/10/2008GowerLabourSigned
Annette Brooke29/10/2008Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Chris McCafferty29/10/2008Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Lynne Jones29/10/2008Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Stephen Williams30/10/2008Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Desmond Turner30/10/2008Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd30/10/2008Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
John Pugh30/10/2008SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Simon Hughes30/10/2008North Southwark and BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Richard Burden03/11/2008Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley03/11/2008Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Rudi Vis03/11/2008Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma03/11/2008Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Adrian Sanders04/11/2008TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson04/11/2008Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Alan Williams04/11/2008Swansea WestLabourSigned
Nick Palmer05/11/2008BroxtoweLabourSigned
Edward Davey05/11/2008Kingston and SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington05/11/2008Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Harry Cohen06/11/2008Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Paul Rowen06/11/2008RochdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
Frank Cook06/11/2008Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Paul Burstow10/11/2008Sutton and CheamLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Stunell10/11/2008Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Menzies Campbell11/11/2008North East FifeLiberal DemocratSigned
Louise Ellman11/11/2008Liverpool, RiversideLabourSigned
Roger Williams12/11/2008Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Eddie McGrady13/11/2008South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Karen Buck17/11/2008Regent's Park and Kensington NorthLabourSigned
Lyn Brown18/11/2008West HamLabourSigned
John McDonnell25/11/2008Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned

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