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Xinjiang: Uyghurs

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL4858, tabled on 10 December 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to the finding of the Uyghur Tribunal that a genocide is underway against Uyghurs in Xinjiang; and what steps they intend to take in response.

Answered on

23 December 2021

We have followed the Uyghur Tribunal's work closely, and will study its conclusions carefully. We welcome the Tribunal's contribution to building international awareness and understanding of the human rights violations occurring in Xinjiang. The UK has led international efforts to hold China to account at the UN, imposed sanctions on senior Chinese government officials, and announced measures to help ensure no UK organisations are complicit in these violations through their supply chains. We will continue to work with international partners to increase the pressure on China to change its behaviour.