Early day motion 2727

HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE GAMBIA (No. 2)

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Total number of signatures: 27

Bayley, Hugh Bottomley, Peter Campbell, Menzies Caton, Martin
Clark, Katy Corbyn, Jeremy Crausby, David Crockart, Mike
Durkan, Mark Edwards, Jonathan Flynn, Paul Hancock, Mike
Harris, Tom Hemming, John Hermon, Lady Leech, John
Lloyd, Tony McCrea, Dr William McDonnell, Alasdair McDonnell, John
McGovern, Jim Meale, Alan Ritchie, Margaret Rogerson, Dan
Shannon, Jim Swinson, Jo Williams, Stephen

That this House notes the continuing reports from Amnesty International andothers of increasing human rights abuses in The Gambia; further notes that these abuses target perceived opponents of the government and that the right to a fair trial is routinely violated in Gambian courts; congratulates the Campaign for Human Rights in The Gambia UK for raising awareness of this issue; recognises the commitment of the British High Commission in The Gambia in supporting human rights; expresses concern over the recent election that was boycotted by the Economic Community of West African States and heavily criticised by other observers; and calls on the Government to take diplomatic action and lead the international community in redoubling its efforts to ensure that The Gambia ends human rights abuses.