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Human Rights Defenders

EDM number 1181 in 2017-19, proposed by Norman Lamb on 18/04/2018.
Categorised under the topic of Human rights.

That this House applauds Amnesty International's Brave campaign which aims to raise awareness of the violence and persecution experienced by human rights defenders around the world, many of whom are imprisoned, tortured, forcibly disappeared or killed for speaking up for the principles of freedom, justice and dignity; is appalled that at least 3,500 human rights defenders have been killed since 1998, with 281 killed in 2016 alone; expresses grave concerns over a global crackdown on human rights defenders, while also celebrating the courage and defiance of activists who continue to put their life at risk to defend the world's most vulnerable individuals; and calls on the Government, as a matter of urgency, to adopt and prioritise an adequately-funded strategy to improve the protection of human rights defenders abroad and ensure that they are able to carry out their invaluable roles without the threat of violence or persecution.

This motion has been signed by a total of 32 MPs.

Norman Lamb18/04/2018North NorfolkLiberal DemocratProposed
Jim Shannon19/04/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded
Tim Farron19/04/2018Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSeconded
Julian Lewis19/04/2018New Forest EastConservativeSeconded
Wera Hobhouse23/04/2018BathLiberal DemocratSeconded
David Linden23/04/2018Glasgow EastScottish National PartySeconded
Jim Cunningham23/04/2018Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Stephen Doughty23/04/2018Cardiff South and PenarthLabourSigned
Carol Monaghan23/04/2018Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Chris Stephens23/04/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Bob Blackman23/04/2018Harrow EastConservativeSigned
Jo Stevens23/04/2018Cardiff CentralLabourSigned
Michael Penning23/04/2018Hemel HempsteadConservativeSigned
Lloyd Russell-Moyle23/04/2018Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Martyn Day24/04/2018Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Lady Hermon24/04/2018North DownIndependentSigned
John McNally24/04/2018FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Liz Saville Roberts24/04/2018Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Kelvin Hopkins25/04/2018Luton NorthLabourSigned
Daniel Zeichner25/04/2018CambridgeLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas25/04/2018Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Mike Hill25/04/2018HartlepoolLabourSigned
Mary Glindon25/04/2018North TynesideLabourSigned
Ruth George30/04/2018High PeakLabourSigned
Alan Brown09/05/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell10/05/2018LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Marion Fellows10/05/2018Motherwell and WishawScottish National PartySigned
Ian Blackford15/05/2018Ross, Skye and LochaberScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry21/05/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Angus MacNeil21/05/2018Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Douglas Chapman24/05/2018Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned
John Grogan30/10/2018Signed

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