Nusrat Ghani, MP for Wealden, has today (Thu 20th July 2022) called upon the Government to step up to its legal and moral obligations following the Uyghur Tribunal’s verdict that genocide is being committed in Xinjiang. Nusrat noted that the Government’s defence – that the Tribunal is not a competent court – is invalid, because the International Court of Justice’s Bosnia and Herzegovina v Serbia and Montenegro 2007 ruling completely blows that argument out of the water.
With her parliamentary colleagues, Ms Ghani has worked tirelessly over the past few years and brought the case of Uyghur Genocide committed by the brutal #CCP regime to the forefront in the UK Parliament and beyond.
Ms Nusrat Ghani MP
That this House notes that the December 2021 Uyghur Tribunal’s judgment in London found beyond reasonable doubt that the People’s Republic of China was responsible for genocide, crimes against humanity and torture in the Uyghur region; and calls on the Government to urgently assess whether it considers there to be a serious risk of genocide in the Uyghur region and to present its findings to the House within two months of this motion being passed, use all means reasonably available to ensure the cessation of ongoing genocide, including conducting due diligence to ensure it is not assisting, aiding, abetting or otherwise allowing the continuation of genocide and fulfil its other obligations under the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide, accept the recommendations of the Fifth Report of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, Uyghur forced labour in Xinjiang and UK value chains, Session 2019-21, HC 1272, including black-listing UK firms selling slave-made products in the UK and putting in place import controls to protect UK consumers, and place sanctions on the perpetrators of this genocide, including Chen Quanguo.
e-petition 300146, Impose sanctions on China over its treatment of Uyghur Muslims