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Uyghur Tribunal

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 50647, tabled on 16 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether officials in her Department have had discussions with their Chinese counterparts on the Uyghur Tribunal chaired by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC.

Answered on

24 September 2021

The Chinese Ambassador had an introductory meeting with the former Minister for Asia, Nigel Adams MP, on 8 September, where the issue of the Uyghur Tribunal was raised. The former Minister for Asia reiterated the UK Government's deep concern about the human rights situation in Xinjiang, and made clear that the UK Government would not interfere with the tribunal's work.