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Bahrain Justice System

EDM number 213 in 2014-15, proposed by Jeremy Corbyn on 03/07/2014.
Categorised under the topics of Administration of justice and Middle East.

That this House notes the lack of reform in the administration of criminal cases in Bahrain despite the acceptance of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry Report in 2011; is concerned by the failure of the Bahraini government to implement a number of the recommendations made by the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry specifically to address the culture of impunity and inequality of Bahrain's justice system; further notes the 2014 Human Rights Watch Report that highlights the continued prosecution and conviction of defendants, including human rights activists, political figures and medical personnel, on charges based on the exercise of rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly; is further concerned by the harsh sentences given by court judges for insulting the king and the ratification of recent penal code amendments in February 2014 that increase the sentence for such charges; expresses disappointment at the inadequacy of Bahrain's attempt to investigate and prosecute security personnel accused of torture and calls on the Government of Bahrain to hold human rights offenders accountable; calls for the immediate release of all political prisoners including Ibrahim Sharif, Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, Hassan Mushaima, Naji Fateel and Abdulwahab Husain; is further concerned at the failure of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to list Bahrain as a country of concern in its 2014 Human Rights Report; and further calls on the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to condemn human rights abuses in Bahrain and list it as a country of concern in order to promote accountability and transparency within Bahrain's justice system.

This motion has been signed by a total of 73 MPs.

Jeremy Corbyn03/07/2014Islington NorthLabourProposed
John McDonnell03/07/2014Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Linda Riordan03/07/2014HalifaxLabourSeconded
Graeme Morrice03/07/2014LivingstonLabourSeconded
Ann Clwyd03/07/2014Cynon ValleyLabourSeconded
Diane Abbott03/07/2014Hackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabourSeconded
Glenda Jackson07/07/2014Hampstead and KilburnLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin07/07/2014Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins07/07/2014Luton NorthLabourSigned
Jim Shannon08/07/2014StrangfordDUPSigned
Elfyn Llwyd08/07/2014Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Dennis Skinner08/07/2014BolsoverLabourSigned
Jonathan Edwards08/07/2014Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
David Crausby08/07/2014Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Mark Durkan08/07/2014FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Hywel Williams08/07/2014ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
David Anderson08/07/2014BlaydonLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff09/07/2014Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell09/07/2014Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Margaret Ritchie09/07/2014South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Julian Huppert09/07/2014CambridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Chris Williamson09/07/2014Derby NorthLabourSigned
John Cryer09/07/2014Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Grahame Morris10/07/2014EasingtonLabourSigned
George Galloway10/07/2014Bradford WestRespectSigned
Mary Glindon10/07/2014North TynesideLabourSigned
Paul Flynn14/07/2014Newport WestLabourSigned
John Leech15/07/2014Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Ian Lavery15/07/2014WansbeckLabourSigned
Martin Horwood16/07/2014CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Williams16/07/2014Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Caton16/07/2014GowerLabourSigned
Katy Clark16/07/2014North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas17/07/2014Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Andrew Stunell22/07/2014Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Tom Clarke22/07/2014Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
John Robertson01/09/2014Glasgow North WestLabourSigned
Alan Meale01/09/2014MansfieldLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham01/09/2014Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Adrian Sanders01/09/2014TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Stephen Lloyd01/09/2014EastbourneLiberal DemocratSigned
Tim Farron01/09/2014Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Blomfield01/09/2014Sheffield CentralLabourSigned
Kevin Barron01/09/2014Rother ValleyLabourSigned
Sarah Teather01/09/2014Brent CentralLiberal DemocratSigned
Pat Glass01/09/2014North West DurhamLabourSigned
Mark Lazarowicz01/09/2014Edinburgh North and LeithLabourSigned
Eric Joyce01/09/2014FalkirkLabourSigned
Lady Hermon01/09/2014North DownIndependentSigned
Jim Sheridan01/09/2014Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn01/09/2014JarrowLabourSigned
Dave Watts01/09/2014St Helens NorthLabourSigned
Anne Begg01/09/2014Aberdeen SouthLabourSigned
Naomi Long02/09/2014Belfast EastAllianceSigned
David Wright02/09/2014TelfordLabourSigned
Alex Cunningham02/09/2014Stockton NorthLabourSigned
David Ward02/09/2014Bradford EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Greg Mulholland02/09/2014Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Wood03/09/2014Batley and SpenLabourSigned
Andy Slaughter03/09/2014HammersmithLabourSigned
Frank Dobson03/09/2014Holborn and St PancrasLabourSigned
Jim Dowd03/09/2014Lewisham West and PengeLabourSigned
Joan Ruddock04/09/2014Lewisham, DeptfordLabourSigned
Natascha Engel08/09/2014North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Michael Connarty09/09/2014Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSigned
Ian Davidson09/09/2014Glasgow South WestLabourSigned
Robert Flello09/09/2014Stoke-on-Trent SouthLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell13/10/2014Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Geraint Davies15/10/2014Swansea WestLabourSigned
Andrew Love22/10/2014EdmontonLabourSigned
Sheila Gilmore23/10/2014Edinburgh EastLabourSigned
Sandra Osborne03/12/2014Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Mark Williams09/12/2014CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned

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