Xinjiang: Genocide

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 31st January 2022.

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Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Conservative, Wealden

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the debate of 20 January 2022 on Judgment of the Uyghur Tribunal, whether the Government is taking steps to produce a risk assessment of the Xianjiang region in line with that debate's motion agreed by the House.

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

The FCDO continues to monitor the human rights situation in Xinjiang closely. This includes regular discussion and sharing of information with international partners, close monitoring of open source research, extensive commissioning and funding of research from relevant international experts on issues of concern and diplomatic reporting and analysis from our Embassy in Beijing and the wider FCDO network. This growing body of evidence and analysis will continue to inform FCDO and broader HMG policy in relation to Xinjiang, and underpin our robust diplomatic action and domestic policy response.

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