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Use Of Explosive Weapons And Human Rights Violations In Yemen

EDM number 846 in 2015-16, proposed by Patrick Grady on 09/12/2015.
Categorised under the topics of Arms control, Defence equipment and procurement, Human rights and Middle East.

That this House notes with concern the findings of the report by Save the Children, Nowhere Safe for Yemen's Children: the deadly impact of explosive weapons in Yemen, published in December 2015, including what the report calls mounting evidence that serious violations of international humanitarian law have been committed in Yemen; further notes that report highlights UN records showing that nearly three quarters of child deaths and injuries during the second quarter of 2015 were caused by air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition, and 18 per cent of child deaths and 17 per cent of child injuries were attributed to Houthi forces; notes that the report calls on all parties to immediately stop the use of explosive weapons with wide-area effects in populated areas in Yemen, and for other states not to sell or transfer arms to any party involved in the conflict; notes similar findings in a report by Amnesty International, Bombs fall from the sky day and night: Civilians under fire in northern Yemen, published in October 2015, which calls for independent, effective investigation of alleged human rights violations and for the suspension of transfers of certain arms; and calls on the Government to fully investigate any claims that weapons manufactured or sold in the UK to members of the Saudi-led coalition are being used to breach human rights in Yemen, and to take appropriate action to prevent this occurring.

This motion has been signed by a total of 40 MPs.

Patrick Grady09/12/2015Glasgow NorthScottish National PartyProposed
Tasmina Sheikh09/12/2015Ochil and South PerthshireScottish National PartySeconded
Neil Gray09/12/2015Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySeconded
Mark Durkan09/12/2015FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Jim Shannon10/12/2015StrangfordDUPSeconded
Margaret Ferrier10/12/2015Rutherglen and Hamilton WestScottish National PartySeconded
Chris Stephens10/12/2015Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Alison Thewliss10/12/2015Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Kelvin Hopkins10/12/2015Luton NorthLabourSigned
Ian Blackford10/12/2015Ross, Skye and LochaberScottish National PartySigned
Paul Monaghan10/12/2015Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartySigned
Keith Vaz10/12/2015Leicester EastLabourSigned
Jonathan Edwards10/12/2015Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Martyn Day10/12/2015Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Margaret Ritchie14/12/2015South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
John McNally14/12/2015FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Patricia Gibson14/12/2015North Ayrshire and ArranScottish National PartySigned
Joanna Cherry14/12/2015Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned
Ronnie Cowan14/12/2015InverclydeScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry14/12/2015Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Marion Fellows14/12/2015Motherwell and WishawScottish National PartySigned
Brendan O'Hara14/12/2015Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySigned
Roger Mullin14/12/2015Kirkcaldy and CowdenbeathScottish National PartySigned
Carol Monaghan15/12/2015Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Lisa Cameron15/12/2015East Kilbride, Strathaven and LesmahagowScottish National PartySigned
Angus MacNeil15/12/2015Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Michael Weir15/12/2015AngusScottish National PartySigned
Jim Cunningham15/12/2015Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Gavin Newlands15/12/2015Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthScottish National PartySigned
Liz Saville Roberts15/12/2015Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Alan Brown16/12/2015Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Mhairi Black16/12/2015Paisley and Renfrewshire SouthScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law16/12/2015Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Stuart Donaldson16/12/2015West Aberdeenshire and KincardineScottish National PartySigned
Martin Docherty16/12/2015West DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Steven Paterson17/12/2015StirlingScottish National PartySigned
Phil Boswell05/01/2016Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Gethins06/01/2016North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell14/01/2016LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Angela Crawley11/05/2016Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySigned

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