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Religious Liberty In The Arab World

EDM number 34 in 2014-15, proposed by Naomi Long on 04/06/2014.
Categorised under the topics of Africa, Middle East, Religion and faith communities and Religious discrimination.

That this House recognies 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 33 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Naomi Long04/06/2014Belfast EastAllianceProposed
Peter Bottomley04/06/2014Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Mark Durkan04/06/2014FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Bob Russell04/06/2014ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Mary Glindon05/06/2014North TynesideLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon05/06/2014StrangfordDUPSeconded
Andrew George09/06/2014St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
John Hemming09/06/2014Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Meale09/06/2014MansfieldLabourSigned
John McDonnell09/06/2014Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson09/06/2014Lagan ValleyDUPSigned
John Leech09/06/2014Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Katy Clark09/06/2014North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Margaret Ritchie09/06/2014South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Martin Caton10/06/2014GowerLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin10/06/2014Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Jonathan Edwards10/06/2014Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Roger Godsiff10/06/2014Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd11/06/2014Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Sammy Wilson11/06/2014East AntrimDUPSigned
Michael Weir11/06/2014AngusScottish National PartySigned
Nigel Dodds11/06/2014Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Alasdair McDonnell11/06/2014Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
David Ward12/06/2014Bradford EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Lindsay Roy12/06/2014GlenrothesLabourSigned
Rosie Cooper12/06/2014West LancashireLabourSigned
David Crausby12/06/2014Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Mark Williams16/06/2014CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Tim Farron16/06/2014Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Stunell16/06/2014Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock17/06/2014Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Menzies Campbell23/06/2014North East FifeLiberal DemocratSigned
John Cryer23/06/2014Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned

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