Lord Alton of Liverpool – To ask His Majesty’s Government whether they discussed the
repatriation of North Korean escapees to China with President Yuan of the Republic of
Korea during his state visit; and, if so, what response they received from him.
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon – The UK is utilising all bilateral and multilateral channels
to raise the issue of forced repatriation of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
(DPRK) escapees by China. The Prime Minister held productive discussions with the
Republic of Korea’s (ROK) President Yoon during his state visit, which included China’s
forced repatriation of escapees and the wider human rights situation in the DPRK. The
UK actively promotes the implementation of the 1951 UN Refugee Convention which
asserts that a refugee should not be returned to a country where they face serious threats
to their life or freedom.
Questions about the process for triggering a Joint Analysis of Conflict and Stability assessment; who makes that decision; what is the process for conducting that assessment; and why the FCDO has not undertaken a Joint Analysis of Conflict and Stability assessment of the situation in North Korea.
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Foreign,...