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Eu-Syria Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreement

EDM number 2123 in 2008-09, proposed by Edward Davey on 21/10/2009.
Categorised under the topics of Human rights, Middle East and EU external relations.

That this House notes media reports that the EU-Syria Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreement is due to be signed on 26 October 2009; further notes that the Association Agreement can be suspended in the event of human rights violations; recalls that Syria is a signatory to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; is appalled at the ongoing detention of Kamal al-Labwani, artist and campaigner for peaceful democratic reform in Syria; draws attention to the opinion of the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention that concluded his imprisonment by the Syrian authorities is illegal; is very concerned at reports of the disappearance of human rights lawyer Haythem al-Maleh on 17 October 2009; commends European Parliament resolution P7_TA-PROV(2009)0024 which calls for the release of political detainees; is alarmed at the Syrian government's disregard for human rights, including civil and political rights; and calls on the Syrian government to release political detainees, including Kamal al-Labwani, human rights lawyers and Damascus Declaration activists, prior to the signing of the EU-Syria Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreement.

This motion has been signed by a total of 15 MPs.

Edward Davey21/10/2009Kingston and SurbitonLiberal DemocratProposed
Jo Swinson21/10/2009East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSeconded
Andrew Dismore22/10/2009HendonLabourSeconded
Paul Flynn22/10/2009Newport WestLabourSeconded
Lynne Jones22/10/2009Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSeconded
Colin Breed22/10/2009South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSeconded
John Hemming26/10/2009Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Frank Cook26/10/2009Stockton NorthLabourSigned
John McDonnell27/10/2009Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Mike Hancock27/10/2009Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Hunter27/10/2009CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech28/10/2009Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Willie Rennie28/10/2009Dunfermline and West FifeLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson03/11/2009Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Malcolm Bruce10/11/2009GordonLiberal DemocratSigned

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