Lords considers human rights in Hong Kong
5 June 2020
Members of the Lords asked the government what their assessment is of the impact on human rights in Hong Kong of national security legislation proposed in the National People's Congress of China on Thursday 4 June.
Speakers include a former Governor of Hong Kong and a patron of human rights organisation Hong Kong Watch.
This was a general debate. During debates, members put their experience to good use to discuss current issues and draw the government's attention to concerns.
Baroness Anelay of St Johns (Conservative), chair of the Lords International Relations and Defence Committee, put forward the debate.
- Lord Alton of Liverpool (Crossbench), patron of human rights organisation Hong Kong Watch
- Baroness Falkner of Margarvine (Non affiliated), former chief programme officer of the Commonwealth Secretariat Political Affairs Division
- Baroness Jay of Paddington (Labour), joint president of the Foreign Policy Centre
- Lord Patten of Barnes (Conservative), former governor of Hong Kong.
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative), Minister of State in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, responded on behalf of the government.
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