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Uyghur Tribunal

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL6333, tabled on 22 February 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they declined an offer to give evidence to the UK Tribunal on the treatment of Uyghur individuals in China; and if so, what were the reasons for this decision.

Answered on

8 March 2022

We welcome the contribution the panel chaired by Sir Geoffrey Nice has made to building international awareness and understanding of the human rights violations in Xinjiang. The findings add to our serious and well-known concerns about the severity of the human rights violations being perpetrated against Uyghur Muslims and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang. FCDO Ministers and officials engaged extensively with Sir Geoffrey over the last year to discuss the panel's work. We also followed its work closely, and FCDO officials observed virtually the panel's hearings and concluding session.