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COERCIVE ABORTION AND STERILISATION IN CHINA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 369: tabled on 07 November 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 7 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes the remarks of Nafis Sadiq, the former executive director of UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) that China has every reason to feel proud and pleased with its remarkable achievements in family planning policy and that now China could offer its experience and special experts to other countries; further notes the remarks of Thoraya Obaid, the new head of UNFPA, that China, having adopted practical measures in accordance with the current situation, has scored remarkable achievements in population; further notes that these remarks contradict directly the conclusions reached by Catherine Baber of Amnesty International, following investigations into population control in China, that Amnesty International was especially worried about people being put into detention to put pressure on pregnant relatives to undergo forced abortions and that as far as they were concerned this amounted to torture; and therefore calls upon Her Majesty's Government to end its support for UNFPA in those areas where it remains complicit in forced abortions and compulsory sterilisation.