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The Government’s response to forced labour in Xinjiang

As early as 30 October 2018, I asked the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, “what assessment have the Government made of extremely alarming reports of internment camps for Uyghur Muslims in China?”. This afternoon, the Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, detailed the Government’s response to forced labour in Xinjiang.  The evidence of the scale and severity of the human rights violations being perpetrated in Xinjiang against the Uighur Muslims is extensive and harrowing. The Foreign Secretary confirmed these violations include: The extrajudicial detention of over 1 million Uighurs and other minorities […]

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Government Engagement on Sri Lanka

Although known for its tremendous natural beauty, Sri Lanka has long borne a burden of violence. Following a civil war that lasted nearly three decades, sectarian divides have continued to grow to the point where 2018 saw officials declare a state of emergency in the central district of Kandy. I have taken up my concerns with the Government; last week, I asked the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to promote peace […]

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