Early day motion 1012

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LAND, ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS

That this House notes that it has been one year since the murder of Goldman Environmental Prize-winner Berta Cáceres; further notes the ongoing persecution and killing of environmental, land and human rights defenders across the world; takes note of the 2016 Global Witness report, On Dangerous Ground, which found that there has been 1,176 documented killings of land and environmental defenders globally since 2002; expresses alarm at the killing of nearly 100 environmental activists in the Philippines since 2010, including Mia Manuelita Cumba Masacariñas-Green on 15 February 2017; further expresses alarm at the killing of over 120 environmental activists in Honduras since 2010, including Berta Cáceres, who had gained international recognition for her decade-long opposition to the Agua Zarca hydroelectric dam on her community's land; calls on the Government to make public statements at the Ministerial and Ambassadorial levels recognising the vital and legitimate role of human rights defenders in states where their work is routinely stigmatised; and further calls on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, through its diplomatic activities, to support the rights of local communities to say no to extractive projects on their land, to provide international recognition and protection to environmental, land and human rights defenders and to work to resolve the underlying causes of violence against such defenders by tackling the corruption and illegalities that blight the natural resource sectors.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bardell, Hannah Scottish National Party Livingston 20.03.2017
Boswell, Phil Scottish National Party Coatbridge Chryston and Bellshill 20.03.2017
Brown, Alan Scottish National Party Kilmarnock and Loudoun 20.03.2017
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 07.03.2017
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 07.03.2017
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 07.03.2017
Ferrier, Margaret Scottish National Party Rutherglen and Hamilton West 02.03.2017
Gethins, Stephen Scottish National Party North East Fife 20.03.2017
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 02.03.2017
Hendry, Drew Scottish National Party Inverness Nairn Badenoch and Strathspey 22.03.2017
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 06.03.2017
Law, Chris Scottish National Party Dundee West 21.03.2017
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 02.03.2017
MacNeil, Angus Scottish National Party Na h-Eileanan an Iar 20.03.2017
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 08.03.2017
McGarry, Natalie INDEPENDENT Glasgow East 06.03.2017
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 06.03.2017
Monaghan, Paul Scottish National Party Caithness Sutherland and Easter Ross 08.03.2017
Mullin, Roger Scottish National Party Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath 20.03.2017
Nicolson, John Scottish National Party East Dunbartonshire 24.03.2017
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 06.03.2017
Salmond, Alex Scottish National Party Gordon 20.03.2017
Saville Roberts, Liz Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 02.03.2017
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 06.03.2017
Sheppard, Tommy Scottish National Party Edinburgh East 22.03.2017
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 07.03.2017
Stephens, Christopher Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 07.03.2017
Thompson, Owen Scottish National Party Midlothian 22.03.2017
Weir, Mike Scottish National Party Angus 06.03.2017