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Dissolution Of Main Opposition Party In Cambodia

EDM number 573 in 2017-19, proposed by Ann Clwyd on 21/11/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Asia, International politics and government and Political parties.

That this House is very concerned about the ongoing political crackdown on members of the opposition, civil rights groups and independent media in Cambodia; notes with alarm that the main opposition party, the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP), was dissolved, and 118 of its senior members banned from politics for five years, including 53 out of the 66 CNRP parliamentarians, by the Supreme Court last week and that laws have been amended to allow parliamentary and local seats currently held by CNRP members to be redistributed to other political parties; fears that dissolving the main opposition party could result in a fatal undermining of democracy and future elections; further notes that the ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights believe that the dissolution has ushered in a new era of de facto one-party rule; notes also that the Inter-Parliamentary Union has called again for the immediate release of all detained CNRP members, including its leader Kem Sokha, and an end to their ongoing harassment; urges the Cambodian Government to allow the opposition, and all Cambodians, to play a meaningful role in national elections in 2018; and calls on the Government to raise its concerns as a matter of urgency and to consider what concrete action can be taken with the international community to rectify the current situation.

This motion has been signed by a total of 16 MPs.

Ann Clwyd21/11/2017Cynon ValleyLabourProposed
Peter Bottomley21/11/2017Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Jim Shannon23/11/2017StrangfordDUPSeconded
Chris Stephens27/11/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Bob Blackman27/11/2017Harrow EastConservativeSeconded
Mary Glindon27/11/2017North TynesideLabourSeconded
Jonathan Edwards28/11/2017Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
David Linden28/11/2017Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Jim Cunningham28/11/2017Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Marie Rimmer28/11/2017St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Martin Docherty29/11/2017West DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown04/12/2017Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Angus MacNeil04/12/2017Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Kirsty Blackman04/12/2017Aberdeen NorthScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell11/12/2017LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry08/01/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned

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