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Fourth Anniversary Of The UNICEF Report On Children In Military Detention In Israel

EDM number 1032 in 2016-17, proposed by Paul Monaghan on 08/03/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Children and families, International politics and government, Middle East and Military operations.

That this House notes 6 March 2017 as the fourth anniversary since the publication of the UNICEF report, Children in Israeli Military Detention; further notes that following the review of the application of martial law in the West Bank, including analysis of over 400 affidavits collected from detained children, UNICEF concluded that the ill-treatment of children who come in contact with the military detention system appears to be widespread, systematic and institutionalised; recognises UNICEF framed 38 recommendations to implement Israel's legal obligations under the Fourth Geneva Convention, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Israeli military and civilian law, and accepted international norms relevant to the treatment of children in custody; acknowledges that following the release of UNICEF's report in 2013, Israel implemented a number of positive legal, procedural and administrative developments to the system of martial law but regrets that UNICEF has observed a 98 per cent increase in child detention during the intervening four years, with 61 per cent of parents not being notified of the reasons for arrest, or place of detention in cases where children were arrested from home; and observes the practice of detaining children without charge or trial in administrative detention has been re-introduced following a four-year hiatus with 50 per cent of children continuing to be transferred out of the West Bank to detention facilities inside Israel contrary to Article 76 of the Fourth Geneva Convention; and encourages the Israeli Government to review the system of martial law applied in the West Bank to address the recommendations promulgated by UNICEF in 2013.

This motion has been signed by a total of 31 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Paul Monaghan08/03/2017Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartyProposed
Mark Durkan08/03/2017FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Peter Bottomley09/03/2017Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Jim Cunningham13/03/2017Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Alan Meale13/03/2017MansfieldLabourSeconded
Chris Stephens13/03/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Margaret Ritchie13/03/2017South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Carol Monaghan14/03/2017Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Kelvin Hopkins14/03/2017Luton NorthLabourSigned
Mark Williams14/03/2017CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Alasdair McDonnell14/03/2017Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Martin Docherty15/03/2017West DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Hywel Williams16/03/2017ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
Robert Flello16/03/2017Stoke-on-Trent SouthLabourSigned
Alan Brown20/03/2017Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Roger Mullin20/03/2017Kirkcaldy and CowdenbeathScottish National PartySigned
Neil Gray20/03/2017Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell20/03/2017LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Angus MacNeil20/03/2017Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Alex Salmond20/03/2017Signed
Caroline Lucas21/03/2017Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Chris Law21/03/2017Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry22/03/2017Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Owen Thompson22/03/2017MidlothianScottish National PartySigned
John Nicolson24/03/2017East DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Roger Godsiff28/03/2017Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Joanna Cherry29/03/2017Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned
Rachael Maskell30/03/2017York CentralLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Philippa Whitford18/04/2017Central AyrshireScottish National PartySigned
Tommy Sheppard18/04/2017Edinburgh EastScottish National PartySigned
Tom Brake18/04/2017Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned

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