China: Uighurs

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 17th November 2020.

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Photo of Luke Pollard Luke Pollard Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of reports by human rights lawyer, Emma Reilly, of the UN sharing the names of Uyghur dissidents with the Chinese Government.

Photo of Nigel Adams Nigel Adams Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The UK is aware of these reports and has made enquiries into them. We note that the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has said it stopped the practice of occasionally confirming the names of UN Human Rights Council participants to States in 2015 and does not believe that it has resulted in harm to any participants.

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