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China: Human Rights

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL9972, tabled on 4 November 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that details of human rights activists working in China were allegedly shared with the government of China by the UN Human Rights Council; what steps, if any, they intend to take in response to those allegations; and what plans they have to clarify whether any British citizens' details were so shared.

Answered on

18 November 2020

The UK is aware of these reports and has made a number of enquiries into them. We note that the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has said it stopped the practice of occasionally confirming the names of UN Human Rights Council participants to States in 2015 and does not believe that it has resulted in harm to any participants. We will continue to monitor the situation.