U.K. commits to “preventing the export of any goods that could directly or indirectly contribute to human rights violations” in Xinjiang. This follows concerns raised about export of equipment used for the removal, freezing, or transportation, of organs to countries accused of forced organ harvesting.

Jan 20, 2021 | Uncategorized

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel, the Department for International Trade, has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (HL11718):

Question:
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to introduce export licensing controls for equipment used for the removal, freezing, or transportation, of organs to countries where there have been credible reports of forced organ harvesting. (HL11718)

Tabled on: 05 January 2021

Answer:
Lord Grimstone of Boscobel

My Rt Hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary’s statement of 12 January 2021 on the situation in Xinjiang committed HM Government to a review of export controls as they apply specifically geographically to the situation in Xinjiang, to make sure that we are doing everything that we can to prevent the export of any goods that could directly or indirectly contribute to human rights violations in that region.

Date and time of answer: 19 Jan 2021 at 13:53.

Lord David Alton

For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today he is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the UK House of Lords.

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