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Human Rights In The Philippines

EDM number 1206 in 2017-19, proposed by Lloyd Russell-Moyle on 25/04/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Asia and Human rights.

That this House notes with alarm grave on-going human rights violations in the Philippines; deplores public attacks and threats made by President Duterte on people attempting to gather evidence about such abuses; further notes with concern the petition submitted by the Philippine Department of Justice listing more than 600 people, including the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of lndigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, as terrorists, which has been referred to by the NGO Human Rights Watch as a virtual Government hit list; welcomes the decision of the International Criminal Court to hold a preliminary investigation into alleged crimes against humanity in that country despite the President's subsequent declaration withdrawing the Philippines from the ICC; is aware that the Government has approved sales of electronic surveillance equipment to the Philippine Government; and calls on the Government to repeatedly raise those concerns with the Philippines Government to support and improve protection for human rights defenders working in that country and to immediately end the sale of surveillance equipment to the Philippine Government.

This motion has been signed by a total of 20 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
25/04/2018Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeProposed
Jim Shannon26/04/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded
Chris Stephens27/04/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Martyn Day30/04/2018Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Peter Bottomley30/04/2018Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
John Cryer30/04/2018Leyton and WansteadLabourSeconded
Lady Hermon01/05/2018North DownIndependentSigned
Jonathan Edwards01/05/2018Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
01/05/2018IpswichLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham01/05/2018Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins01/05/2018Luton NorthLabourSigned
Martin Docherty02/05/2018West DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
02/05/2018Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Alison Thewliss02/05/2018Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown09/05/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell10/05/2018LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Marion Fellows10/05/2018Motherwell and WishawScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry21/05/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Angus MacNeil21/05/2018Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
23/05/2018Leeds North WestLabour/Co-operativeSigned

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