The Commons has rejected a proposal for the High Court to rule on genocide, which could have resulted in trade blocks against guilty countries. The plan had the backing of MPs of all parties and campaigners fighting for the Uyghur people in northwest China, who are subject to human rights abuses.
In this RMC zoom briefing Andrew Brown delved into the principles behind the move on 9th February 2021, with guests:
- Rahima Mahmut, from the World Uyghur Congress
- Professor William Schabas, professor of international law at Middlesex University, and of human rights law at the universities of Leiden and Galway
- Dr David Landrum, Head of Advocacy and Public Affairs for Open Doors UK and Ireland, who is calling on the government not to turn a blind eye to genocide
REPORT: Campaign for High Court to rule on genocide ‘is having an effect’
The proposals, which could have allowed trade to be blocked with countries guilty of genocide, had the backing of MPs of all parties and campaigners fighting for the Uyghur people in northwest China…