Early day motion 1257

175th ANNIVERSARY OF ANTI-SLAVERY INTERNATIONAL

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Total number of signatures: 73

Abbott, Diane Anderson, David Bayley, Hugh Begg, Anne
Betts, Clive Blomfield, Paul Blunkett, David Bottomley, Peter
Bruce, Fiona Campbell, Menzies Campbell, Ronnie Caton, Martin
Champion, Sarah Clark, Katy Cooper, Rosie Crausby, David
Cunningham, Alex Cunningham, Jim Doran, Frank Dowd, Jim
Durkan, Mark Esterson, Bill Field, Frank Flynn, Paul
Francis, Hywel Galloway, George Gapes, Mike George, Andrew
Glass, Pat Glindon, Mary Godsiff, Roger Hancock, Mike
Hermon, Lady Hood, Jim Hopkins, Kelvin Horwood, Martin
Howarth, George Jackson, Glenda Johnson, Alan Lavery, Ian
Lazarowicz, Mark Leech, John Lewis, Julian Long, Naomi
Love, Andrew Lucas, Caroline McCrea, Dr William McDonnell, Alasdair
McDonnell, John McGovern, Jim Meale, Alan Mearns, Ian
Morrice, Graeme Morris, Grahame M O'Donnell, Fiona Osborne, Sandra
Pugh, John Ritchie, Margaret Rotheram, Steve Roy, Lindsay
Ruddock, Joan Sanders, Adrian Sheridan, Jim Simpson, David
Spelman, Caroline Stunell, Andrew Vaz, Valerie Walley, Joan
Ward, David Williams, Hywel Williams, Roger Wishart, Pete
Wood, Mike Roy

That this House notes that 17 April 2014 marks the 175th anniversary of Thomas Clarkson and fellow abolitionists founding the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society; recognises that Anti-Slavery International is now the world's oldest international human rights organisation; acknowledges its historic contribution to so many major human rights milestones in the form of national actions and legislation, international treaties, or conventions and corporate standards; appreciates its ongoing work to expose and oppose all the modern facets of forced labour, human trafficking, controlled servitude, sexual exploitation, indentured poverty, child exploitation and other slavery-related abuses; further recognises the other courageous activists across the world who work with Anti-Slavery to expose slavery wherever it occurs and work for sustainable measures to eradicate it; and salutes Anti-Slavery International as a vital organisation for our times, bringing long historical and broad geographic perspective to the contemporary struggle to secure justice and rights for the 21 million people still bonded in slavery across the world in 2014.