Early day motion 578

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SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN CONFLICT IN BURMA

That this House condemns the continuing use of rape as a weapon of war and the recent escalation in military attacks in Kachin, northern Shan and Karen States; notes the recent report by the Women's League for Burma, detailing evidence of the continuing use of rape and sexual violence; calls for a nationwide ceasefire and an end to the use of rape and sexual violence as a weapon of war in Burma; urges the government of Burma and the ethnic nationalities to engage in a political dialogue; welcomes the renewed dialogue between the government of Burma, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy, the ethnic nationalities and the military; further urges the government of Burma to uphold its obligations under international law to end impunity and ensure accountability; further urges the government of Burma to amend the Constitution in order to allow the full participation in presidential elections of all political candidates; further urges the Government to make Burma a country of priority concern in the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative; calls on the Prime Minister's Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict to address the issues in Burma; and calls on the Government to consider mechanisms for justice, accountability and ending impunity in Burma.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 28.11.2014
Vaz, Valerie Labour Party Walsall South 28.11.2014
Ward, David Liberal Democrats Bradford East 01.12.2014