Early day motion 718

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HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS IN COLOMBIA AND THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE COLOMBIAN PEACE AGREEMENT

That this House notes with concern the increased risks faced by human rights defenders and community leaders in Colombia since the signing of the peace agreement with the FARC, and in particular the recent killings of land restitution leaders, Mario Castaño Bravo and Hernán Bedoya; is deeply disturbed that according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 78 defenders have been killed in the first 11 months of this year; further notes the vital importance of the work of human rights defenders in Colombia, and elsewhere; and calls on the Government to strengthen its efforts, bilaterally and through the EU, to protect human rights defenders and civil society leaders in Colombia, and to support and monitor the implementation of the peace agreement between the Colombian Government and the FARC.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bardell, Hannah Scottish National Party Livingston 17.01.2018
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 20.12.2017
Brown, Alan Scottish National Party Kilmarnock and Loudoun 22.01.2018
Clwyd, Ann Labour Party Cynon Valley 20.12.2017
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 21.12.2017
Day, Martyn Scottish National Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 09.01.2018
Docherty, Martin Scottish National Party West Dunbartonshire 09.01.2018
Gapes, Mike Labour Party Ilford South 24.01.2018
Gethins, Stephen Scottish National Party North East Fife 08.01.2018
Grady, Patrick Scottish National Party Glasgow North 08.01.2018
Hayes, Helen Labour Party Dulwich and West Norwood 20.02.2018
Hendry, Drew Scottish National Party Inverness Nairn Badenoch and Strathspey 22.01.2018
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 09.01.2018
Jones, Graham Labour Party Hyndburn 25.01.2018
Law, Chris Scottish National Party Dundee West 09.01.2018
Linden, David Scottish National Party Glasgow East 08.01.2018
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 09.01.2018
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 21.12.2017
Stephens, Christopher Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 21.12.2017
Stevens, Jo Labour Party Cardiff Central 29.01.2018
Twigg, Stephen Labour Party Liverpool West Derby 19.01.2018
West, Catherine Labour Party Hornsey and Wood Green 08.01.2018