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International Funding For Drug Enforcement And Human Rights

EDM number 383 in 2010-12, proposed by Caroline Lucas on 01/07/2010.
Categorised under the topics of Drugs crimes, Human rights and United Nations.

That this House welcomes the report by the International Harm Reduction Association (IHRA) on the death penalty and international support for drug enforcement policies; notes with alarm that, of the 58 states which retain the death penalty, 27 permit its use to punish drug offences; further notes the huge disparity in the definition of a capital drug offence in domestic legislation of retentionist countries; shares the IHRA's concern that the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the European Commission and individual European governments' economic and technical assistance for domestic drug enforcement in countries that retain the death penalty risks promoting human rights abuses; recalls the statements of the UN Human Rights Committee and the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions have both stated that executions for drug offences are in violation of international human rights laws; and calls on the Government to review its policies on funding for drug enforcement activities in countries which retain the death penalty.

This motion has been signed by a total of 18 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Caroline Lucas01/07/2010Brighton, PavilionGreenProposed
Paul Flynn01/07/2010Newport WestLabourSeconded
John McDonnell01/07/2010Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Katy Clark01/07/2010North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley05/07/2010Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Mike Hancock05/07/2010Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Alan Meale05/07/2010MansfieldLabourSigned
Jonathan Edwards05/07/2010Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Elfyn Llwyd06/07/2010Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Stephen Williams06/07/2010Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Durkan06/07/2010FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Jeremy Corbyn06/07/2010Islington NorthLabourSigned
Martin Caton06/07/2010GowerLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins06/07/2010Luton NorthLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell07/07/2010Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Eric Illsley08/07/2010Barnsley CentralLabourWithdrawn
Marsha Singh08/07/2010Bradford WestLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma08/07/2010Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned

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