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Religious Liberty In The Arab World

EDM number 376 in 2012-13, proposed by Naomi Long on 11/07/2012.
Categorised under the topics of Human rights, Middle East and Religious discrimination.

That this House recognises the importance of freedom of religion as a fundamental element of an open, liberal democracy; calls on the Government to use its influence, directly with the nations of the Arab world and indirectly through the EU and the UN, to protect Christians and other religious minorities under threat and ensure that they are not forced to flee from their homes and become refugees and asylum seekers; urges that any new constitutions fully support religious freedom as defined by Articles 18 and 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; and asks the Government to raise issues of religious liberty as a key topic in all dealings with the governments of the Arab world.

This motion has been signed by a total of 25 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Naomi Long11/07/2012Belfast EastAllianceProposed
Bob Russell11/07/2012ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Jim Shannon11/07/2012StrangfordDUPSeconded
Alan Beith11/07/2012Berwick-upon-TweedLiberal DemocratSeconded
Peter Bottomley11/07/2012Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Jim Dobbin12/07/2012Heywood and MiddletonLabourSeconded
Tony Cunningham12/07/2012WorkingtonLabourSigned
Mary Glindon12/07/2012North TynesideLabourSigned
Martin Caton13/07/2012GowerLabourSigned
John Leech16/07/2012Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Katy Clark16/07/2012North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Mark Durkan16/07/2012FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Margaret Ritchie16/07/2012South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Andrew Stephenson17/07/2012PendleConservativeSigned
Virendra Sharma17/07/2012Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Greg Mulholland17/07/2012Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock17/07/2012Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
David Crausby17/07/2012Bolton North EastLabourSigned
William McCrea17/07/2012South AntrimDUPSigned
Edward Leigh03/09/2012GainsboroughConservativeSigned
Roger Godsiff03/09/2012Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Dan Rogerson03/09/2012North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Graeme Morrice18/09/2012LivingstonLabourSigned
Paul Murphy15/10/2012TorfaenLabourSigned
Alan Reid16/04/2013Argyll and ButeLiberal DemocratSigned

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