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Trade Relations With Sudan

EDM number 892 in 2017-19, proposed by Caroline Lucas on 01/02/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Africa, International politics and government and International trade.

That this House is concerned about the Government's promotion of trade links with Sudan as shown by the support for the UK-Sudan Trade and Investment Forum in London on 12 December 2017; notes that Sudan ranks 170th out of 176 countries on Transparency lnternational’s Global Corruption Index; acknowledges that severe restrictions on the freedom of the press, freedom of religion or belief, freedom of assembly and other freedoms continue in Sudan; is further concerned that the status of Darfur, Blue Nile state and South Kordofan state remain unstable; recognises that President Omar el-Bashir is indicted by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide; believes that the aforementioned issues both prevent any trade dividend from reaching the majority of Sudanese people and endangers the UK's reputation as a human rights standard bearer; and calls on the UK to prioritise human rights in its relationship with Sudan, in particular through ensuring the Government of Sudan adheres to the UN (Ruggie) Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

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

Caroline Lucas01/02/2018Brighton, PavilionGreenProposed
David Drew01/02/2018Seconded
Mary Creagh01/02/2018WakefieldLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon01/02/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded
Hugh Gaffney05/02/2018Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins06/02/2018Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Chris Stephens06/02/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Marie Rimmer07/02/2018St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Alex Sobel07/02/2018Leeds North WestLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Hannah Bardell08/02/2018LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Lloyd Russell-Moyle20/02/2018Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Stephen Gethins20/02/2018North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown20/02/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry20/02/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Patrick Grady20/02/2018Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Sandy Martin22/02/2018IpswichLabourSigned

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