Uyghur Tribunal

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 24th September 2021.

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Photo of Lyn Brown Lyn Brown Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether officials in her Department have had discussions with their Chinese counterparts on the Uyghur Tribunal chaired by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC.

Photo of Amanda Milling Amanda Milling Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The Chinese Ambassador had an introductory meeting with the former Minister for Asia, Nigel Adams MP, on 8 September, where the issue of the Uyghur Tribunal was raised. The former Minister for Asia reiterated the UK Government's deep concern about the human rights situation in Xinjiang, and made clear that the UK Government would not interfere with the tribunal's work.

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