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Guantãnamo Bay Detention Camp

EDM number 780 in 2007-08, proposed by Sarah Teather on 24/01/2008.
Categorised under the topics of International law, Military operations, North America and Terrorism.

That this House congratulates and supports the worldwide demonstrations marking the sixth anniversary of the opening of the Guantãnamo Bay Detention Facility by the Bush administration and regrets that the camp remains a devastating scar on America's human rights; condemns the refusal to offer prisoners a free and fair trial and considers this to be in breach of the fundamental principles of American justice and the democratic values the war on terror purports to defend; believes that evidence gained under torture is both immoral and unreliable and expresses concern that prisoners include former child soldiers such as Omar Khadr who was seized at the age of 15 years; supports the United States Administration's stated wish to close the camp but notes that this is only possible if foreign governments agree to accept back their own citizens and residents; and calls on the British Government to take a stronger line on human rights abuses perpetrated by the US and to step up diplomatic pressure on the international community to work with the US to have Guantãnamo Bay closed.

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

Sarah Teather24/01/2008Brent EastLiberal DemocratProposed
Peter Bottomley25/01/2008Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn25/01/2008Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Martin Caton25/01/2008GowerLabourSeconded
Alistair Carmichael25/01/2008Orkney and ShetlandLiberal DemocratSeconded
Ian Gibson28/01/2008Norwich NorthLabourSeconded
Mark Hunter28/01/2008CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock28/01/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Fisher28/01/2008Stoke-on-Trent CentralLabourSigned
David Drew28/01/2008StroudLabourSigned
Ann Cryer28/01/2008KeighleyLabourSigned
Mark Oaten28/01/2008WinchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Jones28/01/2008Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Paul Holmes28/01/2008ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Colin Breed29/01/2008South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Dismore29/01/2008HendonLabourSigned
Paul Flynn29/01/2008Newport WestLabourSigned
Robert Wareing29/01/2008Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
Michael Weir29/01/2008AngusScottish National PartySigned
John Leech29/01/2008Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Stephen Williams29/01/2008Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Devine29/01/2008LivingstonLabourSigned
Angus MacNeil30/01/2008Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Rudi Vis30/01/2008Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Edward Davey30/01/2008Kingston and SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Alasdair McDonnell30/01/2008Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Janet Dean30/01/2008BurtonLabourSigned
Alex Salmond31/01/2008Banff and BuchanScottish National PartySigned
Kelvin Hopkins31/01/2008Luton NorthLabourSigned
David Lepper31/01/2008Brighton, PavilionLabourSigned
Peter Soulsby31/01/2008Leicester SouthLabourSigned
Albert Owen04/02/2008Ynys MLabourSigned
David Anderson04/02/2008BlaydonLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell05/02/2008Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Willie Rennie05/02/2008Dunfermline and West FifeLiberal DemocratSigned
Angus Robertson06/02/2008MorayScottish National PartySigned
Susan Kramer06/02/2008Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
John Pugh07/02/2008SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
David Hamilton07/02/2008MidlothianLabourSigned
Bill Etherington07/02/2008Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Jim Dowd19/02/2008Lewisham WestLabourSigned
John Hemming19/02/2008Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Jo Swinson20/02/2008East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Elfyn Llwyd21/02/2008Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
John Battle21/02/2008Leeds WestLabourSigned
Adam Price22/02/2008Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Hywel Williams25/02/2008CaernarfonPlaid CymruSigned
Alan Simpson26/02/2008Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
John McDonnell23/06/2008Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
John Mason28/10/2008Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned

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