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Slave Trade In Libya

EDM number 676 in 2017-19, proposed by Jonathan Edwards on 12/12/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Africa, Crime, Human rights, Immigration and International politics and government.

That this House deplores the actions of those who seek to enslave migrants passing through Libya; condemns in the strongest terms the abhorrent use of auctions to buy and sell slaves; notes with alarm the horror faced by victims of human trafficking and slavery in Libya and the lack of government control to protect them; points to a UN report in April this year warning that sub-Saharan Africans who travelled north to Libya were routinely facing detention in squalid conditions, becoming victims of rape, beatings and being sold into slavery; reaffirms that, so far, the UN's International Organization for Migration has helped 13,000 people get out of detention centres in Libya and 8,000 in Niger but warns that there are about 15,000 still suffering in such facilities; further notes that an online petition putting pressure on Libya to stop enslaving Black Africans started in November already has over 263,974 signatures; and urges the Government to work with the UN to end the atrocity of modern day slavery in Libya.

This motion has been signed by a total of 29 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Jonathan Edwards12/12/2017Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruProposed
Liz Saville Roberts12/12/2017Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Hywel Williams12/12/2017ArfonPlaid CymruSeconded
12/12/2017CeredigionPlaid CymruSeconded
Peter Bottomley12/12/2017Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Jim Shannon13/12/2017StrangfordDUPSeconded
Chris Stephens13/12/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Jim Cunningham13/12/2017Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Gavin Robinson13/12/2017Belfast EastDUPSigned
Bob Blackman13/12/2017Harrow EastConservativeSigned
Brendan O'Hara13/12/2017Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySigned
Lisa Cameron14/12/2017East Kilbride, Strathaven and LesmahagowScottish National PartySigned
Gavin Newlands18/12/2017Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthScottish National PartySigned
Carol Monaghan18/12/2017Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law18/12/2017Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Martyn Day18/12/2017Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Doughty18/12/2017Cardiff South and PenarthLabourSigned
Marie Rimmer19/12/2017St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Neil Gray19/12/2017Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySigned
19/12/2017Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown20/12/2017Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
20/12/2017Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Kelvin Hopkins20/12/2017Luton NorthLabourSigned
Lady Hermon20/12/2017North DownIndependentSigned
Mike Gapes20/12/2017Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Hannah Bardell21/12/2017LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry21/12/2017Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Ruth George11/01/2018Signed
Mark Hendrick20/02/2018PrestonLabourSigned

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