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United Nations Human Rights Council Commission Of Inquiry Into Violations Of International Law

EDM number 1294 in 2017-19, proposed by Richard Burden on 21/05/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Human rights, International law, Middle East and United Nations.

That this House welcomes the resolution of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) on 18 May 2018 to establish an independent, international Commission of Inquiry to investigate all violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law in the context of large-scale civilian protests in the occupied Palestinian territory; regrets the failure of the Government to join 29 partner countries on the HRC in condemning the disproportionate and indiscriminate use of force by the Israeli occupying forces against Palestinian civilians; believes the reasons given by the Government for its abstention from the vote do not bear scrutiny as the HRC resolution calls on all parties to ensure that future demonstrations remain peaceful and to abstain from actions that could endanger the lives of civilians; calls, as the remit of the Inquiry is to investigate all human rights violations and as the resolution, both on Israel and the occupying power and on all relevant parties to co-operate with the commission of inquiry and facilitate its access; and further calls on the Government to make good on the statements by the Minister for the Middle East to hon. Members during the Urgent Question on events in Gaza answered in the House on 15 May 2018 by giving its active support to the HRC Commission of Inquiry and upholding in practice the principle of accountability for violations of international law.

This motion has been signed by a total of 48 MPs.

Richard Burden21/05/2018Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourProposed
Peter Bottomley21/05/2018Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Marsha de Cordova21/05/2018BatterseaLabourSeconded
Tommy Sheppard21/05/2018Edinburgh EastScottish National PartySeconded
Andy Slaughter21/05/2018HammersmithLabourSeconded
Tom Brake21/05/2018Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSeconded
Ian Mearns21/05/2018GatesheadLabourSigned
Richard Burgon21/05/2018Leeds EastLabourSigned
Hugh Gaffney21/05/2018Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
Chris Stephens21/05/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Grahame Morris21/05/2018EasingtonLabourSigned
Kate Osamor21/05/2018EdmontonLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Dan Carden21/05/2018Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Chris Williamson21/05/2018Derby NorthLabourSigned
Naseem Shah21/05/2018Bradford WestLabourSigned
Andrew McDonald21/05/2018MiddlesbroughLabourSigned
Lloyd Russell-Moyle21/05/2018Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Ian Lavery21/05/2018WansbeckLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas21/05/2018Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Stephen Hepburn21/05/2018JarrowLabourSigned
Jo Stevens21/05/2018Cardiff CentralLabourSigned
Afzal Khan21/05/2018Manchester, GortonLabourSigned
Laura Smith21/05/2018Crewe and NantwichLabourSigned
Kate Hollern21/05/2018BlackburnLabourSigned
Imran Hussain21/05/2018Bradford EastLabourSigned
Ruth Cadbury21/05/2018Brentford and IsleworthLabourSigned
Stewart McDonald22/05/2018Glasgow SouthScottish National PartySigned
Jonathan Edwards22/05/2018Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Mike Hill22/05/2018HartlepoolLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins22/05/2018Luton NorthLabourSigned
Chris Law22/05/2018Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Jim Cunningham22/05/2018Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell23/05/2018Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Liz Saville Roberts23/05/2018Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Tonia Antoniazzi23/05/2018GowerLabourSigned
Patrick Grady24/05/2018Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Ruth George24/05/2018High PeakLabourSigned
Ann Clwyd24/05/2018Cynon ValleyLabourSigned
Mark Hendrick04/06/2018PrestonLabourSigned
Sandy Martin05/06/2018IpswichLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner06/06/2018BolsoverLabourSigned
Christine Jardine06/06/2018Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Ben Lake11/06/2018CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Marie Rimmer12/06/2018St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Alan Brown12/06/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry12/06/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell13/06/2018LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Douglas Chapman14/06/2018Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned

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