IPAC calls on Moroccan government to block extradition of Uyghur activist to China

A group of over 40 parliamentarians representing over 15 legislatures have written to the Moroccan government demanding the release of Idris Hasan, an exiled Uyghur activist detained in Morocco and wanted by China.   Idris Hasan, also known as Yidiresi Aishan, was detained in Morocco after his arrival on a flight from Turkey following an international […]

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MPs call for New Zealand ‘Magnitsky’ human rights sanctions law

Louisa Wall MP and Simon O’Connor MP have written to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta calling for New Zealand to introduce a Magnitsky-style human rights sanctions regime to target perpetrators of gross abuses globally. The move comes days after the Australian government announced its intention to introduce a targeted human […]

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IPAC Newsletter 06 August 2021

AUSTRALIA ANNOUNCES MAGNITSKY LAWS: The Australian government will introduce legislation establishing a targeted human rights sanctions regime, following a cross-party campaign led by IPAC members Senator James Paterson, Senator Kimberley Kitching and Kevin Andrews MP. Earlier this week Senator Kitching’s Private Senator’s Bill pushing the government to bring forward the legislation was passed unanimously by the Senate. The […]

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UK MPs call for ban on Chinese state owned nuclear group

Sir Iain Duncan Smith and Baroness (Helena) Kennedy, Co-Chairs of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China, have written to Secretary of State Kwasi Kwarteng urging a review of the involvement of China General Nuclear Power Group in the UK’s nuclear power grid. The full text of the letter is below. LETTER BEGINS The Rt Hon Kwasi […]

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MPs vote for UK to stage diplomatic boycott of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

The UK House of Commons has unanimously passed a motion calling for the British government to stage a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics unless the Chinese government ends the “atrocities” taking place in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.  The backbench business debate motion was led by Conservative MP Tim Loughton, a member […]

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IPAC Newsletter 09 July 2021

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT BACKS BEIJING OLYMPICS DIPLOMATIC BOYCOTT: MEPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of an urgency resolution on Hong Kong and the closure of Apple Daily. The motion, co-authored by IPAC MEPs including Reinhard Bütikofer, Miriam Lexmann, Engin Eroglu, David Lega and Anna Fotyga, among others, urged representatives of EU Member States to decline invitations to attend the Beijing […]

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IPAC leads calls on HSBC to release Hong Kong activists’ frozen assets

Members of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China, Sir Iain Duncan Smith MP (United Kingdom) and Uffe Elbaek MP (Denmark) have written to HSBC Group Chairman Mark Tucker, after being refused a meeting to discuss HSBC’s actions in Hong Kong unless certain issues were taken off the table. In a public letter, below, the MPs called […]

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IPAC Newsletter 02 July 2021

European ParliamentIPAC MEPs Miriam Lexmann, Reinhard Bütikofer and Anna Fotyga called on EU leaders to back sanctions on Chinese officials responsible for the crackdown in Hong Kong and to terminate extradition agreements with China. The recommendations were made in a joint letter with the chairs of the informal Hong Kong Watch Group in the European Parliament.  Denmark, Norway and […]

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IPAC Newsletter 25 June 2021

IPAC RESPONDS TO CLOSURE OF APPLE DAILY: Apple Daily’s forced closure, following the arrest of several senior figures and freezing of the newspaper’s assets, was condemned in a statement from the IPAC Co-Chairs. IPAC called on democratic states to impose sanctions on Chinese and Hong Kong officials responsible for the crackdown on press freedoms.  In the European Parliament, Engin Eroglu […]

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