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Eljárás : 2010/3008(RSP)
A dokumentum állapota a plenáris ülésen
Válasszon egy dokumentumot : B7-0713/2010

Előterjesztett szövegek :


Viták :

OJ 16/12/2010 - 218
CRE 16/12/2010 - 10.1

Szavazatok :

PV 16/12/2010 - 10.1
PV 16/12/2010 - 12.1
CRE 16/12/2010 - 12.1

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See also joint motion for a resolution RC-B7-0708/2010

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 122 of the Rules of Procedure

on Malaysia: the practise of caning

Marietje Schaake, Marielle De Sarnez, Ramon Tremosa i Balcells, Sonia Alfano, Kristiina Ojuland, Frédérique Ries on behalf of the ALDE Group
NB: This motion for a resolution is available in the original language only.

European Parliament resolution on Malaysia: the practise of caning  

The European Parliament,

- having regard to its previous resolution on death penalty on 7 October 2010,


- having regard to its resolution on 8 May 2008 on the Annual Report on Human Rights in the World 2007,


- having regard to the report of Amnesty International of 8 December 2010 on the torture by judicial caning in Malaysia,


- having regard to the UN Human Rights Council,


- having regard to Article 2 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union,


- having regard to Rule 122 of its Rules of Procedure,



A.  whereas caning is a/the Malaysian punishment for drug-related, violent and sexual offences, such as rape and sodomy,


B.  whereas 20% of Malaysia’s workforce consists of migrant workers,


C.  whereas there are around 85,000 refugees in Malaysia, 90% being from Burma,


D.  whereas Malaysia’s pledges and voluntary commitments for its candidature to the Human Rights Council for the term 2010-2013,


E.  whereas Amnesty International claims that at least 10,000 prisoners and 6,000 refugees are caned in Malaysia each year,


1.  Urges Malaysian authorities to urgently adopt human rights reforms to justify its membership in the United Nations Human Rights Council,


2.  Urges Malaysia to ratify the UN Convention against Torture and its protocols,


3.  Urges Malaysia to immediately enact a moratorium on caning as a punishment in all cases with a view to its abolition,


4.  Urges Malaysia to amend its legislation in order to treat immigration violations as administrative offences and not by sentencing to corporal punishment,


5.  Urges Malaysia to continue improving refugee policies and to increase the resettlement of refugees currently in Malaysia,


6.  Urges Malaysia to sign the Refugees Convention and to offer assistance and recognition to refugees,


7.  Urges the Malaysian authorities to better use the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act to fight against exploitation of refugees,


8.  Calls on the government to revise or repeal the laws restricting the rights to freedom of association, assembly, and expression, recalls that police has used all of these laws to obstruct peaceful political activities,


9.  Calls on the Malaysian government to immediately charge and bring to fair trial or release individuals held under preventive detention laws,

10.  Denounces the lack of treatment for drug addicts, sentenced to jail sometimes without any form of due process or trial, and used as forced labour, psychological and moral re-education, and shackling, caning and beating;


11.  Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, the Council, the Commission, the governments and parliaments of the EU Member States, the Malaysian authorities, the UN Secretary-General, the President of the UN General Assembly and the governments of the UN member states.

Utolsó frissítés: 2010. december 14.Jogi nyilatkozat