Debate on a motion on recognition of genocide by Daesh
14 April 2016
On Wednesday 20 April MPs debated a motion on recognition of genocide by Daesh against Yazidis, Christians and other ethnic and religious minorities. This debate was scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee following a bid from Fiona Bruce on 12 April.
This debate was opened by Fiona Bruce, Conservative MP for Congleton.
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Text of the motion
'That this House believes that Christians, Yazidis, and other ethnic and religious minorities in Iraq and Syria are suffering Genocide at the hands of Daesh; and calls on the Government to make an immediate Referral to the UN Security Council with a view to conferring jurisdiction upon the International Criminal Court so that perpetrators can be brought to justice.'
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