UK: Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee releases report on Uyghur forced labour in Xinjiang and UK value chains
" Uyghur forced labour in Xinjiang and UK value chains ", 17 March 2021
There is mounting evidence that the Uyghur population and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) have been the subject of systematic human rights violations, including forced labour [...] There is also compelling evidence that many major companies in the fashion, retail, media and technology sectors with large footprints in the UK are complicit in the forced labour of Uyghurs in Xinjiang.
This report examines the extent to which the forced labour of Uyghurs and other ethnic minority groups in the Xinjiang is contributing to UK value chains. It also makes a series of recommendations to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) for ensuring that UK businesses do not profit from human rights abuses.