Early day motion 1032

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FOURTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNICEF REPORT ON CHILDREN IN MILITARY DETENTION IN ISRAEL

That this House notes 6 March 2017 as the fourth anniversary since the publication of the UNICEF report, Children in Israeli Military Detention; further notes that following the review of the application of martial law in the West Bank, including analysis of over 400 affidavits collected from detained children, UNICEF concluded that the ill-treatment of children who come in contact with the military detention system appears to be widespread, systematic and institutionalised; recognises UNICEF framed 38 recommendations to implement Israel's legal obligations under the Fourth Geneva Convention, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Israeli military and civilian law, and accepted international norms relevant to the treatment of children in custody; acknowledges that following the release of UNICEF's report in 2013, Israel implemented a number of positive legal, procedural and administrative developments to the system of martial law but regrets that UNICEF has observed a 98 per cent increase in child detention during the intervening four years, with 61 per cent of parents not being notified of the reasons for arrest, or place of detention in cases where children were arrested from home; and observes the practice of detaining children without charge or trial in administrative detention has been re-introduced following a four-year hiatus with 50 per cent of children continuing to be transferred out of the West Bank to detention facilities inside Israel contrary to Article 76 of the Fourth Geneva Convention; and encourages the Israeli Government to review the system of martial law applied in the West Bank to address the recommendations promulgated by UNICEF in 2013.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bardell, Hannah Scottish National Party Livingston 20.03.2017
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 09.03.2017
Brake, Tom Liberal Democrats Carshalton and Wallington 18.04.2017
Brown, Alan Scottish National Party Kilmarnock and Loudoun 20.03.2017
Cherry, Joanna Scottish National Party Edinburgh South West 29.03.2017
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 13.03.2017
Docherty, Martin Scottish National Party West Dunbartonshire 15.03.2017
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 08.03.2017
Flello, Robert Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent South 16.03.2017
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 28.03.2017
Gray, Neil Scottish National Party Airdrie and Shotts 20.03.2017
Hendry, Drew Scottish National Party Inverness Nairn Badenoch and Strathspey 22.03.2017
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 14.03.2017
Law, Chris Scottish National Party Dundee West 21.03.2017
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 21.03.2017
MacNeil, Angus Scottish National Party Na h-Eileanan an Iar 20.03.2017
Maskell, Rachael Labour Party York Central 30.03.2017
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 14.03.2017
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 13.03.2017
Monaghan, Carol Scottish National Party Glasgow North West 14.03.2017
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 13.03.2017
Salmond, Alex Scottish National Party Gordon 20.03.2017
Sheppard, Tommy Scottish National Party Edinburgh East 18.04.2017
Stephens, Christopher Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 13.03.2017
Thompson, Owen Scottish National Party Midlothian 22.03.2017
Whitford, Philippa Scottish National Party Central Ayrshire 18.04.2017
Williams, Hywel Plaid Cymru Arfon 16.03.2017
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 14.03.2017