Most of the action has been over Covid-related divisions. And most of the dissenters are from older intakes.
Posts Tagged: genocide
Benedict Rogers: 32 years after the Tiananmen Square massacre, China’s human rights abuses continue. Here’s how the UK responds.
Three decades on, the regime’s character has not changed – but its tactics have become more sophisticated.
Turn a blind eye, and every one of the other 30 Articles in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights will be breached too.
The Government won the division during yesterday’s consideration of the Trade Bill by 18 votes.
Kate Ferguson: This new genocide amendment puts Parliament at its centre. Which is why it should be supported.
It is not a substitute for justice, but it would be a welcome addition to how the UK responds to the most serious violations.
Its rage crowds out the clear thinking and coherent strategising required to get rid of him.
Daniel Hannan: The China genocide amendment. Trade sanctions punish the innocent – and make fortunes for oppressive regimes
Though micro-measures aimed at those responsible might work: travel bans, asset seizures, arrest warrants.
Nus Ghani: China and genocide. Our new proposal answers Ministers’ objections. So they should support it.
So the only question that remains, given this new compromise plan, is: what’s the Government’s objection now?
This rebellion had little in common with most others, but the names of many who oppose the Government now show a certain predictability.
There’s a case for empowering our courts to make a genocide ruling over the Uighars. But not for giving them a veto on trade deals in doing so.
WATCH: Raab – “We shouldn’t be engaged in free trade negotiations with countries abusing human rights well below the level of genocide”
He is not convinced by the campaign to empower to High Court to make genocide rulings in the event of free trade deals.
Rehman Chishti and Knox Thames: Freedom of religion is under threat. Trans-Atlantic efforts can combat that.
The US and UK, along with other countries in Europe, are fighting to ensure that no one is persecuted for their religious beliefs.
David Alton and Luke de Pulford: Britain must lead the world towards tougher action against genocide
The Coalition for Genocide Response urges politicians to ensure the UK fulfils its duty to prevent atrocities, protect victims, and bring perpetrators to justice.
If the perpetrators go unpunished, the West risks ceding global leadership to China.