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Sri Lanka, Legacy Crimes And Human Rights

EDM number 1114 in 2017-19, proposed by Ann Clwyd on 22/03/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Asia, Crime, Human rights, Military operations, Religion and faith communities and Terrorism.

That this House is concerned about the lack of a comprehensive strategy to address accountability for crimes committed during the 27 year civil war between the Sri Lankan Government and the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam, further to UN Human Rights Council Resolutions 30/1 and 34/1; notes that despite headway on human rights and constitutional reform, serious violations continue there, including harassment of human rights defenders and victims, excessive use of force against protesters, torture, violence against women and girls, hate speeches against minorities, and impunity for violators; further notes with alarm an outbreak of violence against Muslim communities believed to be fuelled by hard-line Buddhist groups in the Kandy area; agrees with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights that the Sri Lankan Government needs to address grievances with respect to victim protection in connection with transitional justice processes, militarisation, land occupation and security legislation; urges the Sri Lankan Government to adopt a concrete timeframe in which to implement the Resolutions, ensure new counter-terrorism legislation complies fully with international standards, and undertake meaningful devolution, to benefit all its citizens; and calls on the Government to ensure the Sri Lankan Government honours its international commitments and to offer its assistance when appropriate, further to its recent joint statement at the UN Human Rights Council, as well as to review continuing UK arms sales to Sri Lanka.

This motion has been signed by a total of 17 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Ann Clwyd22/03/2018Cynon ValleyLabourProposed
Helen Hayes22/03/2018Dulwich and West NorwoodLabourSeconded
Chris Stephens26/03/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Jim Shannon26/03/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins27/03/2018Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Bob Blackman27/03/2018Harrow EastConservativeSeconded
Marie Rimmer27/03/2018St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham27/03/2018Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Alison Thewliss28/03/2018Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
David Linden28/03/2018Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Lady Hermon28/03/2018North DownIndependentSigned
Edward Davey29/03/2018Kingston and SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Penning16/04/2018Hemel HempsteadConservativeSigned
Hannah Bardell16/04/2018LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Sandy Martin18/04/2018IpswichLabourSigned
Drew Hendry23/04/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Ruth George10/05/2018High PeakLabourSigned

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