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Application Of Martial Law In The West Bank

EDM number 761 in 2016-17, proposed by Paul Monaghan on 01/12/2016.
Categorised under the topics of Human rights, International law and Middle East.

That this House notes that martial law has now been in place in the West Bank for almost 50 years and that the human rights organisation Military Court Watch has lodged submissions with the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention relating to the continuing practice of detention and transfer for Palestinian adults and children from the West Bank to prisons located inside Israel in violation of both the Fourth Geneva Convention and the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court; recognises that this practice is classified under international law as a war crime; further notes that between 7,000 to 8,000 Palestinians are subject to transfer each year, including children; and calls on the Government to make representations to the UN to contest this practice and to ensure that relevant international standards and relevant international legal instruments accepted by both Israel and Palestine as signatories to the Fourth Geneva Convention are fully and timeously addressed.

This motion has been signed by a total of 22 MPs.

Paul Monaghan01/12/2016Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartyProposed
Martyn Day02/12/2016Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Mark Durkan05/12/2016FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Liz Saville Roberts06/12/2016Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Margaret Ritchie06/12/2016South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Jim Cunningham06/12/2016Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Michael Weir07/12/2016AngusScottish National PartySigned
Peter Bottomley07/12/2016Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Alasdair McDonnell07/12/2016Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Chris Law08/12/2016Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Chris Stephens08/12/2016Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Mark Williams15/12/2016CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Alex Salmond16/12/2016Signed
Margaret Ferrier16/12/2016Rutherglen and Hamilton WestScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown19/12/2016Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry19/12/2016Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
John Nicolson19/12/2016East DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell20/12/2016LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Joanna Cherry09/01/2017Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned
Owen Thompson09/01/2017MidlothianScottish National PartySigned
Roger Godsiff09/01/2017Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Holly Walker-Lynch19/01/2017HalifaxLabourSigned

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