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Conflict And Human Rights In The Philippines

EDM number 927 in 2016-17, proposed by Mark Durkan on 07/02/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Asia, Human rights and International politics and government.

That this House welcomes progress in peace talks between the Government of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines to end armed conflict and agree a socio-economic reform agenda; is concerned, however, about the recent suspension of unilateral ceasefires and hopes that constructive negotiations will continue; recognises that many Filipino migrants work in the UK health and care services and have been affected by the conflict, and that the UK is one of the largest investors in the Philippines; notes that impunity continues to be a considerable challenge in the Philippines, including in relation to thousands of extra-judicial killings committed in connection with the war on drugs, also described in Amnesty International's recent report as a war against the poor; is also alarmed about reports that the death penalty may be reintroduced, particularly given its previous use was marked by judicial irregularities and had a disproportionate impact on the poor; encourages the Government of the Philippines to move forward with a peace agreement with the National Democratic Front to implement the agreement signed in 2014 with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front to release remaining political prisoners and to abide by its international human rights obligations more generally; and calls on the Government to support the peace talks and to raise its concerns about the war on drugs and the possible reintroduction of the death penalty in the Philippines.

This motion has been signed by a total of 33 MPs.

Mark Durkan07/02/2017FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartyProposed
Margaret Ferrier07/02/2017Rutherglen and Hamilton WestScottish National PartySeconded
Caroline Lucas07/02/2017Brighton, PavilionGreenSeconded
Hywel Williams07/02/2017ArfonPlaid CymruSeconded
Margaret Ritchie07/02/2017South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Alan Meale08/02/2017MansfieldLabourSeconded
Chris Stephens08/02/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Natalie McGarry08/02/2017Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Jonathan Edwards08/02/2017Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Liz Saville Roberts08/02/2017Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Ronnie Campbell08/02/2017Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Jim Shannon08/02/2017StrangfordDUPSigned
Alasdair McDonnell08/02/2017Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Martyn Day09/02/2017Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Alex Salmond09/02/2017Signed
Drew Hendry09/02/2017Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Brendan O'Hara20/02/2017Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law20/02/2017Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
John Nicolson20/02/2017East DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown20/02/2017Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Angus MacNeil20/02/2017Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Marion Fellows20/02/2017Motherwell and WishawScottish National PartySigned
Kelvin Hopkins21/02/2017Luton NorthLabourSigned
John McNally21/02/2017FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Lady Hermon21/02/2017North DownIndependentSigned
Paul Monaghan22/02/2017Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartySigned
Owen Thompson23/02/2017MidlothianScottish National PartySigned
Jim Cunningham23/02/2017Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma23/02/2017Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Mark Williams23/02/2017CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Clwyd27/02/2017Cynon ValleyLabourSigned
Stephen Gethins02/03/2017North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Rachael Maskell30/03/2017York CentralLabour/Co-operativeSigned

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