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Stadium plenaire behandeling
Documentencyclus : B6-0261/2006

Ingediende teksten :


Debatten :

PV 06/04/2006 - 12.2
CRE 06/04/2006 - 12.2

Stemmingen :

PV 06/04/2006 - 13.2

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4 April 2006
PE 371.702v0
with request for inclusion in the agenda for the debate on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law
pursuant to Rule 115 of the Rules of Procedure
by Adamos Adamou, Vittorio Agnoletto, André Brie, Tobias Pflüger, and Marco Rizzo,
on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group
on the situation of the Assyrian community and in prisons in Iraq
NB: This motion for a resolution is available in the original language only.

European Parliament resolution on the situation of the Assyrian community and in prisons in Iraq 

The European Parliament,

-   having regard to the Charter of the United Nations,

-   having regard to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights adopted on 16 December 1966,

-   having regard to the Geneva Convention of 1949, especially the third Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War, and the forth Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War,

-   having regard to its previous resolutions on Iraq, in particular that of 30 January 2003,

-   having regard to Rule 115(5) of its Rules of Procedure,

A.  whereas the United States, the United Kingdom and other countries continue to occupy Iraq after an illegal military attack,

B.   whereas there is strong opposition to the occupation of Iraq and resistance within the country,

C.   whereas torture and ill-treatment constitute serious violations of human rights and international law in addition to being a violation of detention and interrogation practices,

D.  whereas the occupying forces are committing serious human rights violations, whereas Iraqis have been subjected to torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment while in the custody of the occupying powers, whereas such shocking and inhumane practices that are still continuing have been documented and have given rise to strong condemnations and outrage by the international community and the public, whereas even children are being detained and tortured,

E.  whereas torture and abuse of detainees has been and is still being carried out by Iraqi officials,

F.  whereas the brutality, torture, abuse and ill-treatment of detainees have resulted in serious injury and even the death of many,

G.  whereas torture and abuse of detainees in detention centres in Iraq are not confined to Abu Ghraib,

H.  whereas only a small number of and only low-ranking US soldiers have been court marshalled,

I.  whereas senior administration officials have remained free from independent scrutiny,

1.  Regards the war and occupation of Iraq as unjust and illegal, decided in complete violation of international law, unilaterally and against the majority view of Member States of the United Nations and of the public worldwide;

2.   Reiterates its opposition to any unilateral military action and pre-emptive strike as expressed in its Resolution of 30 January 2003 on Iraq;

3.  Calls for the immediate withdrawal of the foreign occupation troops;

4.  Condemns the abuse, torture and ill-treatment of detainees which are illegal and constitute a serious violation of human rights and international law; as such, calls for the closure of all detention centres;

   5.Insists that individuals at any command level authorising or carrying out such practices be prosecuted;

6.  Recalls that the images of abuse and ill-treatment of detainees by occupation forces has given rise to harsh criticism and denunciation by public opinion; calls for the immediate end of practices that amount to torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of prisoners;

7.   Is shocked by the fact that no US agent has been charged under the USA’s Anti-Torture Act or War Crimes Act for abuses committed at Abu Ghraib or Camp Bucca in Iraq or elsewhere;

8.  Calls for all allegations of such abuse by Iraqi officials and its armed forces to be subject to prompt, thorough and impartial investigation and for all military, security or other officials found guilty of using or authorising such methods and offences to be brought to justice immediately;

9.  Calls on the US Government to set up an independent inquiry into all aspects oft the US “War on Terror” detention and interrogation practices;

10.  Criticises the silence of the EU during the EU-US summit about the human rights violations by foreign military forces in Iraq; requests the Council and the Commission to call on President Bush and Prime Minister Blair:

a.   to reaffirm the US and British commitment to uphold international human rights and humanitarian law and to ensure the humane treatment of those the US has detained not only in Iraq but also in Afghanistan, at Guantánamo Bay and elsewhere,

b.   to stop immediately the use of techniques that amount to torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of prisoners in US and British custody,

c.   to perform thorough, impartial, public and transparent investigations of allegations of torture and ill-treatment in all British and US detention facilities,

d.   to ensure that the appropriate measures are taken against all persons at every command level who are guilty of ordering and perpetrating such abuse, or who have contributed to a command climate that permitted it,

e.   to grant the International Committee of the Red Cross and independent human rights monitors unfettered access to all British and US detention facilities,

f.   to uphold the right of every detainee to a judicial review of the legality of his or her detention;

11.  Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council, the Commission, the Iraqi Government, the Iraqi Parliament, the Government of the United States, the Government of the United Kingdom, the UN Secretary General and the UN Security Council.

Laatst bijgewerkt op: 4 april 2006Juridische mededeling