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China: Human Rights

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 24th January 2011.

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Photo of Kate Hoey Kate Hoey Labour, Vauxhall

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what issues were discussed at the recent UK-China Human Rights Dialogue; and whether any commitments were given on human rights in Tibet by the Chinese delegation.

Photo of Jeremy Browne Jeremy Browne The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The UK-China Human Rights Dialogue on 13-14 January 2011 involved discussions on the full range of human rights issues. This included the rights of detainees, migrant rights, capital punishment, freedom of expression, freedom of religion, China's plans for ratification of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the situation in Tibet and Xinjiang and a number of individual cases. There were also detailed expert discussions on the role of police in criminal trials and the use of minority languages in education.

The Chinese delegation did not give us any commitments on human rights in Tibet.

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