Alistair Carmichael

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Justice)

Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol MP ar gyfer Orkney and Shetland

@amcarmichaelMP https://facebook.com/AlistairForOrkneyandShetland

Equality and Human Rights

There have been votes in Parliament on the subject of where prejudice or discrimination should be made illegal and where exceptions should be made to permit otherwise illegal discrimination. MPs have also voted on the degree to which "human rights" are protected.

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Alistair Carmichael generally voted for laws to promote equality and human rights

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Major votes

  • On 7 Rha 2021: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to explicitly require immigration and enforcement officers to avoid using their powers in a way that could endanger life at sea. Show vote
  • On 18 Gor 2019: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to legalise abortion in certain circumstances in Northern Ireland as soon as the act comes into force, to enable two persons who are not of the same sex to be eligible to form a civil partnership in Northern Ireland and make a wide variety of other amendments to the Bill. Show vote
  • On 9 Gor 2019: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to permit same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. Show vote
  • On 13 Meh 2018: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to largely retain the EU "Charter of Fundamental Rights" as part of UK law following the UK's withdrawal from the European Union. Show vote
  • On 30 Ion 2014: Alistair Carmichael was absent for a vote on Immigration Bill — New Clause 15 — Exemptions to Automatic Deportation of Criminals on Human Rights Grounds Show vote
  • On 16 Ebr 2013: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to remove the duty on the Commission for Equality and Human Rights to work to support the development of a society where people's ability to achieve their potential is not limited by prejudice or discrimination and there is respect for human rights. Show vote
  • On 16 Ebr 2013: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio against making it illegal to discriminate on the basis of caste Show vote
  • On 4 Rha 2012: Alistair Carmichael was absent for a vote on Human Rights Act 1998 Repeal Bill Show vote
  • On 13 Gor 2011: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to apply laws against work related discrimination to mariners. Show vote
  • On 2 Rha 2009: Alistair Carmichael Fe wnaeth pleidleisio yes ar Equality Bill — New Clause 3 — Mandatory pay audits Show vote
  • On 2 Rha 2009: Alistair Carmichael Fe wnaeth pleidleisio yes ar Equality Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 11 Mai 2009: Alistair Carmichael Fe wnaeth pleidleisio no ar Equality Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote

Minor votes

  • On 20 Ebr 2022: Alistair Carmichael was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Before Clause 11 — Interpretation of Part 2 — Compliance with International Agreements Show vote
  • On 20 Ebr 2022: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to explicitly require that no refugees will be returned to a country where they face serious threats to their life or freedom, or have their family unity impacted, as a result treating refugees who have not "come to the United Kingdom directly from a country or territory where their life or freedom was threatened" and "presented themselves without delay to the authorities" differently from those who have. Show vote
  • On 22 Maw 2022: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to explicitly require that no refugees will be returned to a country where they face serious threats to their life or freedom as a result of the operation of new asylum laws. Show vote
  • On 7 Meh 2021: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to explicitly prohibit Advanced Research and Invention Agency resources from being used in any way that would contravene human rights. Show vote
  • On 19 Mai 2021: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to bring Government policy in-line with human rights where the courts have found policy incompatible with human rights. Show vote
  • On 14 Rha 2016: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to call on the Government to ensure women and protected groups are not disproportionally impacted by tax and benefit changes and against publication of a gender equality strategy to improve the position of women. Show vote
  • On 26 Mai 2016: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio against repealing the Human Rights Act 1998; for plans to save the steel industry including fast-tracking infrastructure projects requiring large amounts of steel; and for a principle of the Government not borrowing to fund day-to-day spending. Show vote
  • On 9 Rha 2015: Alistair Carmichael was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Impact of Policies on Women Show vote
  • On 1 Gor 2015: Alistair Carmichael was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Equal Pay and the Gender Pay Gap Show vote
  • On 10 Maw 2014: Alistair Carmichael was absent for a vote on Care Bill — New Clause 11 — Human Rights Act to Apply to All Providers of Regulated Social Care Show vote
  • On 13 Gor 2011: Alistair Carmichael was absent for a vote on Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011 — Publication of Equality Objectives by Specified Public Bodies Show vote

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