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Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal And Case Of Abdul Kader Mullah

EDM number 569 in 2013-14, proposed by Ann Clwyd on 15/10/2013.
Categorised under the topics of Asia, Courts, Human rights and International politics and government.

That this House is very concerned about the failure of the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), which despite its name is a domestic court, to uphold international fair trial standards; is particularly alarmed about the denial of due process rights in the case of Abdul Kader Mullah, a leader of the Mamaat-e-Islami party convicted of war crimes, who has recently been sentenced to death with no possibility of the sentence being reviewed, in contravention of Bangladesh's international human rights obligations; notes also the criticisms raised in connection with the trial of the Bangladesh National Party MP, Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury, who was recently convicted on charges including murder and genocide and sentenced to death, subject to an appeal; notes that, while holding perpetrators to account for the atrocities committed in the 1971 war of independence is important, the denial of due process in these trials threatens to undermine the very legitimacy of the ICT and result in further political instability and violence; and calls on the Government to raise these concerns as a matter of urgency with the government of Bangladesh and to urge it to end the possibility of the death penalty being handed down in these trials and allow legal experts from the international community to support the work of the ICT.

This motion has been signed by a total of 32 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Ann Clwyd15/10/2013Cynon ValleyLabourProposed
Mark Durkan15/10/2013FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Margaret Ritchie15/10/2013South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Bob Russell15/10/2013ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Peter Bottomley15/10/2013Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Jim Shannon16/10/2013StrangfordDUPSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn16/10/2013Islington NorthLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin16/10/2013Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Alan Meale16/10/2013MansfieldLabourSigned
David Ward16/10/2013Bradford EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Caton16/10/2013GowerLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell16/10/2013Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Paul Flynn17/10/2013Newport WestLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham18/10/2013Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Mike Hancock21/10/2013Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Fitzpatrick22/10/2013Poplar and LimehouseLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell23/10/2013Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
John McDonnell23/10/2013Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell24/10/2013Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Joan Walley24/10/2013Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
Mary Glindon24/10/2013North TynesideLabourSigned
Julian Huppert25/10/2013CambridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Katy Clark28/10/2013North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd28/10/2013Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Virendra Sharma29/10/2013Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff29/10/2013Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Gerald Kaufman29/10/2013Manchester, GortonLabourSigned
Naomi Long06/11/2013Belfast EastAllianceSigned
George Galloway11/11/2013Bradford WestRespectSigned
Michael Meacher11/11/2013Oldham West and RoytonLabourSigned
Diane Abbott05/12/2013Hackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
David Winnick09/12/2013Walsall NorthLabourSigned

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