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China and Hong Kong: Human Rights

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 2658, tabled on 13 January 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make it his policy to introduce Magnitsky sanctions to officials in (a) Hong Kong and (b) China that are responsible for serious human rights violations.

Answered on

20 January 2020

The UK will establish a UK autonomous global human rights sanctions regime once we leave the European Union. A global sanctions regime will allow us to respond to serious human rights violations or abuses anywhere in the world. The UK is committed to the promotion and protection of human rights. A human rights sanctions regime will help support our human rights objectives. We will look to cooperate with others, including the US and Canada, who use sanctions to address human rights. The proposed human rights sanctions regime is still in development.