Lord Alton of Liverpool – To ask His Majesty’s Government what discussions they have
had with the government of South Korea about the fate of North Korean refugees facing
forced repatriation to North Korea from China.
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon – As the UK and partners regularly make clear, we call on
states not to forcibly repatriate refugees to countries where they could face further human
rights abuses. The UK continues to engage with allies including the Republic of Korea
(ROK) to hold the DPRK to account for its egregious human rights record. At the 17
August UN Security Council meeting on the human rights situation in the Democratic
People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the UK called on all states to abide by the principle
Government says as much as £100billion is laundered through and within the UK each year “scale of corruption is a significant challenge.” But also says”We have considered the idea of an International Anti-Corruption Court, including with 40 international partners in November last year, and have concluded that now is not the time to endorse a new, bespoke institution of this nature.”
Lord Sharpe of Epsom, the Home Office, has...