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Hong Kong and Magnitsky-style sanctions

EDM (Early Day Motion) 322: tabled on 24 March 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 14 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes with profound concern the ongoing breaches by China and its controlled regime in Hong Kong of basic principles of human rights and specifically of the Sino-British Joint Declaration on Hong Kong; welcomes the commitment by Her Majesty’s Government to develop a regime for the introduction of Magnitsky-style sanctions to enable it to target those who sanction and cause abuses of human rights overseas; looks forward to the urgent publication of the proposed regime; and encourages the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to begin now to identify those senior members of the Hong Kong Police Force and of the governing Administration of Hong Kong who have approved and permitted its brutal response to what were initially peaceful expressions of legitimate protest so that sanctions can be promptly implemented against them.