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China: Human Rights

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL9974, tabled on 4 November 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to call for a inquiry into the allegations that the UN Human Rights Council shared details of human rights activists in China with the government of China.

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.