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Continued Use Of Torture Worldwide

EDM number 178 in 2014-15, proposed by Ann Clwyd on 25/06/2014.
Categorised under the topics of Human rights and International politics and government.

That this House notes with grave concern that, despite a global ban on torture, torture has been reported in 141 countries since 2009; is dismayed that governments continue to carry out this barbaric practice while continuously denying it; wishes to raise greater awareness of the International Day in support of victims of torture on 26 June 2014 and the Stop Torture campaign led by Amnesty International to protect individuals from the risk of torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment and punishment carried out by state officials, particularly in the focus countries of Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, the Philippines and Uzbekistan; calls for all governments to have effective safeguards against torture, to respect the absolute prohibition against torture and to bring to justice all those responsible for acts of torture; recognises the contribution made by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) through its Strategy for the Prevention of Torture work which focuses on preventing torture globally; urges the FCO to ensure that the strategy is applied consistently and that its staff are adequately trained; and further calls on the Government to ensure accountability for any alleged UK involvement in torture.

This motion has been signed by a total of 46 MPs.

Ann Clwyd25/06/2014Cynon ValleyLabourProposed
Jeremy Corbyn25/06/2014Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Mark Durkan25/06/2014FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Caroline Lucas25/06/2014Brighton, PavilionGreenSeconded
Mark Williams25/06/2014CeredigionLiberal DemocratSeconded
Peter Bottomley25/06/2014Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Glenda Jackson26/06/2014Hampstead and KilburnLabourSigned
Jonathan Edwards26/06/2014Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Mary Glindon26/06/2014North TynesideLabourSigned
Bob Russell26/06/2014ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeremy Lefroy26/06/2014StaffordConservativeSigned
Adrian Sanders26/06/2014TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins30/06/2014Luton NorthLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin30/06/2014Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Alan Meale30/06/2014MansfieldLabourSigned
Michael Connarty30/06/2014Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSigned
John McDonnell30/06/2014Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma30/06/2014Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Lady Hermon01/07/2014North DownIndependentSigned
Paul Murphy01/07/2014TorfaenLabourSigned
Joan Ruddock01/07/2014Lewisham, DeptfordLabourSigned
Paul Flynn01/07/2014Newport WestLabourSigned
Jim Shannon01/07/2014StrangfordDUPSigned
Mike Hancock01/07/2014Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Weir02/07/2014AngusScottish National PartySigned
Margaret Ritchie02/07/2014South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Ronnie Campbell02/07/2014Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
John Leech02/07/2014Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Naomi Long02/07/2014Belfast EastAllianceSigned
Stephen Pound03/07/2014Ealing NorthLabourSigned
William McCrea03/07/2014South AntrimDUPSigned
Jenny Chapman03/07/2014DarlingtonLabourSigned
Andrew Love07/07/2014EdmontonLabourSigned
Geraint Davies08/07/2014Swansea WestLabourSigned
David Crausby08/07/2014Bolton North EastLabourSigned
John Hemming08/07/2014Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Williams09/07/2014Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Robert Walter09/07/2014North DorsetConservativeSigned
Andrew Stunell10/07/2014Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Fiona Bruce21/07/2014CongletonConservativeSigned
Julian Huppert21/07/2014CambridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Pat Glass01/09/2014North West DurhamLabourSigned
Jimmy Hood01/09/2014Lanark and Hamilton EastLabourSigned
Paul Blomfield01/09/2014Sheffield CentralLabourSigned
Martin Caton01/09/2014GowerLabourSigned
Tim Farron01/09/2014Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSigned

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