China: Uighurs

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 3rd August 2020.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to seek international support for a full and impartial investigation into the detention of Uighur Muslims in camps in Xinjiang.

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The UK has played a leading role in drawing attention to the deeply concerning situation in Xinjiang. This has included working with international partners in relevant UN bodies, such as the UN Human Rights Council, to call for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and her Office to be granted immediate and unfettered access to the region. We also frequently raise our concerns directly with the Chinese authorities, urging them to change their approach in Xinjiang and to respect international human rights norms.

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