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Xinjiang: Human Rights

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 92858, tabled on 14 December 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her policies of the naming of alleged perpetrators of gross human rights abuses named in the Xinjiang Papers released at the Uyghur Tribunal, including Chen Quanguo, Zhu Hailun and Zhu Changje.

Answered on

20 December 2021

The Government notes the findings of the Uyghur Tribunal, and welcomes its contribution to building international awareness and understanding of the human rights violations occurring in Xinjiang. The Tribunal's work adds to the growing body of evidence about the deeply disturbing situation that Uyghurs and other minorities are facing. The UK Government has consistently led international efforts to hold China to account for its human rights violations in Xinjiang, including by using our Global Human Rights sanctions regime to impose asset bans and travel freezes on Chinese actors responsible for enforcing China's repressive policies. We will continue to work closely with our international partners to hold the Chinese authorities to account, including at the UN.