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International Action Against Genocide

EDM number 310 in 2014-15, proposed by David Anderson on 02/09/2014.
Categorised under the topics of Ethnic groups, Human rights, International politics and government, Iraq and Middle East.

That this House welcomes the powerful appeal by the UK Kurdish Genocide Task Force, a group that includes legal and academic experts and hon. Members, for signatories to the 1948 Genocide Convention and Member States of the United Nations to act to end, prosecute and punish acts of genocide and crimes against humanity against Yezidi Kurds, Assyrian Christians, Shabaks and Kakayis committed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS); endorses the need for a fact-finding commission of experts to collect eye-witness evidence and prepare a timely record to establish whether the prima facie evidence justifies the international recognition of the above-mentioned acts as genocide and/or crimes against humanity and prosecution of those responsible; notes that the Kurdistan Regional Government is willing to share all evidence in its possession and to provide all assistance within its capability to such a fact-finding commission; believes that the United Nations Security Council should pass a resolution referring the acts committed by ISIS as a new situation to the International Criminal Court; further notes that the international law principle of the Responsibility to Protect obliges individual states and the international community to take effective measures to prevent the commission of genocide and crimes against humanity, if necessary by appropriate military intervention or support of the local forces combating ISIS; and urges the Government to join with others in pursuing these matters with alacrity.

This motion has been signed by a total of 24 MPs.

David Anderson02/09/2014BlaydonLabourProposed
Mike Gapes02/09/2014Ilford SouthLabourSeconded
Fabian Hamilton02/09/2014Leeds North EastLabourSeconded
Mary Glindon02/09/2014North TynesideLabourSeconded
Jim Dowd03/09/2014Lewisham West and PengeLabourSeconded
Margaret Ritchie03/09/2014South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Jim Shannon03/09/2014StrangfordDUPSigned
Martin Caton03/09/2014GowerLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley03/09/2014Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Steve Rotheram03/09/2014Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell03/09/2014Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Jim Dobbin03/09/2014Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell03/09/2014Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
David Davies04/09/2014MonmouthConservativeSigned
Mike Hancock04/09/2014Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins04/09/2014Luton NorthLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson05/09/2014Hampstead and KilburnLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma05/09/2014Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Alan Meale05/09/2014MansfieldLabourSigned
Ian Mearns05/09/2014GatesheadLabourSigned
Ian Lavery05/09/2014WansbeckLabourSigned
Menzies Campbell10/09/2014North East FifeLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George11/09/2014St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
David Crausby21/10/2014Bolton North EastLabourSigned

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