|Topic:||Please urge Angie Bray to speak up for Human Rights||Forum Home|
|Posted by:||Conrad Bryan|
|Please note that the Coalition government is proposing a change to the law (Police Reform Bill) that will make it harder issue an arrest warrant in the UK for suspected war criminals and those who committed crimes against humanity. |
However, there is currently an Early Day Motion (EDM 108) in the house opposing this change to the law. This EDM is supported by 121 MPs which includes 32 Libdem MPs, 82 Labour MPs and the Green Party MP. I am happy to see that our two Ealing Labour MPs Stephen Pound and Virendra Sharma have signed this important EDM. However I note that there is only 1 Tory MP supporting the EDM which is Anne Main but unfortunately not our Ealing Central and Acton MP Angie Bray.
According to Amnesty international there is simply no need to change the law and it seems the Coalition is motivated by political rather than legal concerns in pursuing this change.
It is important that the UK continues to stand up for human rights, but this change is giving the wrong signal about our position. We should not make it more difficult to arrest people like the Pinochets or the Milosovics of this world, wherever the crimes take place be they in the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Gaza or elsewhere in the Middle East.
Can I urge people to write to Angie Bray MP asking her if she could speak out against clause 151 in the Police Reform Bill during the debates and to table amendments to this bill. For further information please see the Amnesty International website at www.amnesty.org.uk/actions_details.asp?ActionID=676
|Topic||Date Posted||Posted By|
|Please urge Angie Bray to speak up for Human Rights||22/12/10 20:30:00||Conrad Bryan|
|Re:Please urge Angie Bray to speak up for Human Rights||22/12/10 22:48:00||Arthur Breens|
|Re:Re:Please urge Angie Bray to speak up for Human Rights||24/12/10 21:45:00||Conrad Bryan|
|Re:Please urge Angie Bray to speak up for Human Rights||03/01/11 18:55:00||Jean Fitzpatrick|
|Re:Re:Please urge Angie Bray to speak up for Human Rights||04/01/11 23:57:00||Thomas Barry|
|Re:Re:Re:Please urge Angie Bray to speak up for Human Rights||05/01/11 10:19:00||Jean Fitzpatrick|
|Re:Please urge Angie Bray to speak up for Human Rights||04/01/11 08:49:00||Andree Ryan|