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Proposed Amendment To Iraq's Personal Status Law

EDM number 555 in 2017-19, proposed by Jo Swinson on 16/11/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Human rights, Marriage and Middle East.

That this House notes with deep concern the proposed amendment to the Personal Status Law currently being debated in the Iraqi Parliament that could lower the legal marriage age to nine; believes that passage of this amendment would be a backwards step for Iraqi women and girls; is alarmed at the speed of proceedings despite significant opposition; further notes that this amendment would violate the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which Iraq ratified in 1994; and urges the Government to make strong representations to its Iraqi counterparts against any legislative proposals that would weaken the rights of children and women in Iraq.

This motion has been signed by a total of 27 MPs.

Jo Swinson16/11/2017East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratProposed
Ann Clwyd16/11/2017Cynon ValleyLabourSeconded
Hugh Gaffney20/11/2017Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSeconded
Chris Law20/11/2017Dundee WestScottish National PartySeconded
Norman Lamb20/11/2017North NorfolkLiberal DemocratSeconded
Tim Farron20/11/2017Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSeconded
Angus MacNeil20/11/2017Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Peter Bottomley20/11/2017Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Alan Brown20/11/2017Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Lady Hermon20/11/2017North DownIndependentSigned
Martyn Day21/11/2017Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Chris Stephens21/11/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Liz Saville Roberts21/11/2017Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Bob Blackman21/11/2017Harrow EastConservativeSigned
Jim Cunningham21/11/2017Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Alison Thewliss21/11/2017Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Gethins21/11/2017North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Marie Rimmer21/11/2017St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Hannah Bardell21/11/2017LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Jim Shannon21/11/2017StrangfordDUPSigned
Thelma Walker22/11/2017Colne ValleyLabourSigned
David Linden27/11/2017Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Mary Glindon27/11/2017North TynesideLabourSigned
George Howarth28/11/2017KnowsleyLabourSigned
Layla Moran04/12/2017Oxford West and AbingdonLiberal DemocratSigned
Preet Kaur Gill06/12/2017Birmingham, EdgbastonLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Drew Hendry08/01/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned

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