When will the UK Government follow the US example and issue the equivalent of the  Withhold Release Orders on products from China allegedly produced with state-sponsored forced labour in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region? UK says it is keeping its policy “under review”. No need to review – time to act.

When will the UK Government follow the US example and issue the equivalent of the Withhold Release Orders on products from China allegedly produced with state-sponsored forced labour in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region? UK says it is keeping its policy “under review”. No need to review – time to act.

https://www.google.com/search?q=uyghur+forced+labour&rlz=1C1CHBF_en-gbGB819GB819&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiUqvbi5JjsAhXoUhUIHc4sBHcQ_AUoAnoECBUQBA&biw=987&bih=625#imgrc=kLLn71XnK9cIbM When will the UK Government follow the US...

Calls in Parliament for the new Trade Bill to impose a human rights threshold to protect those – like Uighurs – subjected to human rights violations. And a call to take national resilience and over dependence on trade with regimes controlled by violators.

Calls in Parliament for the new Trade Bill to impose a human rights threshold to protect those – like Uighurs – subjected to human rights violations. And a call to take national resilience and over dependence on trade with regimes controlled by violators.

Calls in Parliament for the new Trade Bill to impose a human rights threshold to protect those - like Uighurs - subjected to human rights violations. And a call to take national resilience and over dependence on trade with regimes controlled by violators. 2.55 pm...

Parliament hears All-Party calls for the Government to take action on the harvesting of human organs and human tissue from Falun Gong practitioners, Uighur Muslims and other religious minorities, and political dissident. Details of an amendment tabled to the Medicines and Medical Devices Bill

Parliament hears All-Party calls for the Government to take action on the harvesting of human organs and human tissue from Falun Gong practitioners, Uighur Muslims and other religious minorities, and political dissident. An amendment has today been tabled to the...

The Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales has today published a new high-level Briefing Paper on the responsibility of governments under international law in relation to the widely reported severe ill-treatment, repression and abuse of Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims by China. The report has been endorsed by Baroness Helena Kennedy QC and Lord Alton of Liverpool and has been written by leading human rights barristers in England and Wales who are members of BHRC.

The Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales has today published a new high-level Briefing Paper on the responsibility of governments under international law in relation to the widely reported severe ill-treatment, repression and abuse of Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims by China. The report has been endorsed by Baroness Helena Kennedy QC and Lord Alton of Liverpool and has been written by leading human rights barristers in England and Wales who are members of BHRC.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/22/world-is-legally-obliged-to-pressure-china-on-uighurs-leading-lawyers-say?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other The Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales has today published a new high-level Briefing Paper on the responsibility...

Telecommunications Legislation: Human Rights of Uighurs – Questions in the House as Uighurs are shackled and as the Board of Deputies of British Jews  says: “The World will neither forgive nor forget a genocide against the Uighur people” and the Foreign Secretary says that this is,  “reminiscent of something not seen for a long time.” And Minister replies on the impact of China’s proposed draft data security law on UK companies including the potential requirement to disclose information to the government of China about network security in their operations in other countries

Telecommunications Legislation: Human Rights of Uighurs – Questions in the House as Uighurs are shackled and as the Board of Deputies of British Jews says: “The World will neither forgive nor forget a genocide against the Uighur people” and the Foreign Secretary says that this is,  “reminiscent of something not seen for a long time.” And Minister replies on the impact of China’s proposed draft data security law on UK companies including the potential requirement to disclose information to the government of China about network security in their operations in other countries

Telecommunications Legislation: Human Rights of Uighurs - Questions in the House as Uighurs are shackled and as the Board of Deputies of British Jews says: “The World will neither forgive nor...

Powerful letter from Marie van der Zyl President The Board of Deputies of British Jews to the Chinese Ambassador in London about the Uighurs: “Nobody could watch the segment of the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show on which you appeared yesterday and fail to notice the similarities between what is alleged to be happening in the People’s Republic of China today and what happened in Nazi Germany 75 years ago”

Powerful letter from Marie van der Zyl President The Board of Deputies of British Jews to the Chinese Ambassador in London about the Uighurs: “Nobody could watch the segment of the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show on which you appeared yesterday and fail to notice the similarities between what is alleged to be happening in the People’s Republic of China today and what happened in Nazi Germany 75 years ago”

Powerful letter from Marie van der Zyl President The Board of Deputies of British Jews to the Chinese Ambassador in London about the Uighurs: “Nobody could watch the segment of the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show on which you appeared yesterday and fail to notice the...

Government fails to answer when asked what assessment they have made of reports that the decline in birth-rates among the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region’s ethnic minority communities may indicate the promotion of a coercive birth-prevention strategy targeted at ethnoreligious minority groups; and whether any such targeted coercive policy would require the UK Government to consider their obligations, as a signatory to the 1948 Convention on the Crime of Genocide, to prevent, protect, and hold to account perpetrators.

Government fails to answer when asked what assessment they have made of reports that the decline in birth-rates among the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region’s ethnic minority communities may indicate the promotion of a coercive birth-prevention strategy targeted at ethnoreligious minority groups; and whether any such targeted coercive policy would require the UK Government to consider their obligations, as a signatory to the 1948 Convention on the Crime of Genocide, to prevent, protect, and hold to account perpetrators.

Government fails to answer when asked what assessment they have made of reports that the decline in birth-rates among the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region’s ethnic minority communities may indicate the promotion of a coercive birth-prevention strategy targeted at...

UK Government again calls on China to allow the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights unfettered access to Xinjiang and says “we are seriously concerned about the human rights situation in Xinjiang including the extra-judicial detention of over a million Uyghur Muslims and other minorities in “political re-education camps”, systematic restrictions on Uyghur culture and the practice of Islam, and extensive and invasive surveillance targeting minorities”

UK Government again calls on China to allow the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights unfettered access to Xinjiang and says “we are seriously concerned about the human rights situation in Xinjiang including the extra-judicial detention of over a million Uyghur Muslims and other minorities in “political re-education camps”, systematic restrictions on Uyghur culture and the practice of Islam, and extensive and invasive surveillance targeting minorities”

  Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (HL6104): Question Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to reports of forced sterilisation, mass...

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With Andy Li During The Hong Kong Elections In the U.K. Parliament I have again asked the U.K. Government what information they have on the wellbeing of the 12 young prodemocracy activists from Hong Kong, arrested by China. I asked whether the U.K. has asked China to...

UK Minister says the UK “Government strongly condemns child, early and forced marriage; as well as forced conversion of women and girls in Pakistan, including from religious minorities” And following the recent webinar on forced marriage further questions have been tabled in Parliament.

In a letter from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the UK Minister of State and Prime Minister's Special Envoy, he says the UK "Government strongly condemns child, early and forced marriage; as well as forced conversion of women and girls in Pakistan, including from religious...

Government replies to questions about what prosecutions for breaches of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, in connection with Uighur slave labour, are either under way or being prepared and asked what assessment they have made of the United States’ Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act.

Question by Lord Alton of Liverpool To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 14 October (HL8617), what prosecutions for breaches of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, in connection with Uighur slave labour, are...