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End Impunity For Crimes Against Journalists

EDM number 485 in 2017-19, proposed by Clive Lewis on 01/11/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Administration of justice, Crimes of violence and Press.

That this House welcomes the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) campaign to end impunity for crimes against journalists; commemorates the UN international day to end impunity for crimes against journalists on Thursday 2 November 2017; notes that the UN day of action was adopted in 2013 to mark the anniversary of the killing of two French reporters in Mali, and comes ahead of another important ·anniversary on 23 November, of the 2009 Maguindanao massacre in the Philippines when at least 32 journalists lost their lives in the single deadliest attack on the media; further notes that the priority areas of concern this year for the IFJ are Afghanistan, Iraq, Mexico, Pakistan, Somalia, Ukraine and Yemen; supports the aim to hold all governments accountable for their impunity records and denounces crimes targeting journalists that remain unpunished; condemns the perpetrators who have killed the 55 journalists who have lost their lives when carrying out their duties since the beginning of 2017; deplores that only one out of every 10 killings in the media globally is investigated; and calls on the Government to use its influence around the world to bring such impunity to an end.

This motion has been signed by a total of 26 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Clive Lewis01/11/2017Norwich SouthLabourProposed
Ben Lake02/11/2017CeredigionPlaid CymruSeconded
Tonia Antoniazzi02/11/2017GowerLabourSeconded
Hugh Gaffney02/11/2017Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSeconded
Paul Flynn02/11/2017Newport WestLabourSeconded
Chris Stephens02/11/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Caroline Lucas03/11/2017Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Christine Jardine03/11/2017Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Martyn Day06/11/2017Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Sandy Martin06/11/2017IpswichLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham06/11/2017Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Grahame Morris06/11/2017EasingtonLabourSigned
John McNally07/11/2017FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Marie Rimmer13/11/2017St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Jo Stevens13/11/2017Cardiff CentralLabourSigned
Stephen Lloyd13/11/2017EastbourneLiberal DemocratSigned
David Linden13/11/2017Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Douglas Chapman13/11/2017Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned
Peter Bottomley15/11/2017Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Angus MacNeil20/11/2017Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown20/11/2017Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law21/11/2017Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Gethins21/11/2017North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry08/01/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Hywel Williams11/01/2018ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
Liz Saville Roberts16/01/2018Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned

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