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Human rights at risk for asylum seekers in Rwanda | Whitehouse

Despite a last-minute legal appeal thwarting the first planned flight to send asylum seekers to Rwanda, the UK government has vowed to press on with its controversial plans to deter those crossing the English Channel. The government’s announced agreement to send those seeking asylum in the UK to landlocked Rwanda in Central Africa has drawn … Continued

Whitehouse supports MEP event on China’s Human Rights abuses

Whitehouse supported the grassroots movement Fight for Freedom Stand With Hong Kong in the organisation of a webinar discussion entitled “Hong Kong’s National Security Law – What role for the EU in China’s Human Rights Abuses?”, co-hosted by Members of the European Parliament Isabel Santos (S&D, Portugal) and Reinhard Bütikofer (Greens/EFA, Germany). The webinar, held … Continued

Fashion industry unpicks its deeply rooted human rights problem and questions if policy can solve it 

The Whitehouse Consultancy will host a webinar discussion on “Trending in textiles – will new legislation in the UK and the EU bring human rights to the catwalk?” on 22nd March at 12.30pm (GMT) in which experts will discuss the fashion industry’s complicity in global human rights violations and what policies can be implemented to separate the two. Expert speakers will include Dr Lisa Cameron MP, fierce sustainability campaigner … Continued

Human rights and equality

Whitehouse advises major international human rights organisations and dedicated All-Party Parliamentary Groups on topics of international development and human rights & equality issues. Whitehouse has experience in lobbying parliament, working with Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), campaigners, activists and politicians across the world and amplifying the voices of persecuted peoples within the halls of Westminster and in … Continued

Magnitsky-style sanctions must be imposed on senior Hong Kong officials for “gross human rights atrocities”, says Young Green Party Officer

Speaking at a webinar entitled ‘How will Young Greens stand with Hong Kong in 2021?’, organised by the Young Greens, Sarah Sharp, International Officer for the Young Greens, said: “What we need to do as young greens is push our politicians to implement Magnitsky-style sanctions on senior officials who have committed gross human rights atrocities. We can freeze their assets, restrict … Continued

Leading Liberal Democrat MP urges boycott of Chinese goods over human rights abuses

Speaking at a special webinar, ‘Hong Kong: The decline of democracy and how young Liberals can help’,  organised by Young Liberals and Stand with Hong Kong, Layla Moran MP, Liberal Democrat Spokesman for Foreign Affairs and International Development said:  “There is enormous power in the power of the consumer. Whether it be HSBC or Tik Tok, there are other banks or platforms to use and other ways to … Continued

International human rights expert calls upon UN High Commissioner to “publicly investigate abuses” perpetrated by the Chinese Communist Party

Speaking at a special event organised by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Hong Kong and Stand with Hong Kong, International human rights expert and China Director of Human Rights Watch, Dr Sophie Richardson called upon Michelle Bachelet of Chile, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, to “publicly commit to… gathering testimony and compiling a report” on human rights abuses perpetrated at the hands of … Continued

International human rights expert predicts “all major civilized countries” will impose Magnitsky-style sanctions against senior Hong Kong officials within a year

International human rights leader Bill Browder has predicted that “all major civilized countries” will have a “relatively robust” Magnitsky-style sanctions regime in place within a year, which targets Hong Kong senior officials for the human rights violations they have committed. He also said that the UK government should be “shamed” for failing to impose such sanctions thus far. Bill Browder, the campaigner behind the US Magnitsky-style sanction movement and a former business partner of Sergie Magnitsky who … Continued

Chris Whitehouse in Conservative Home: Clarity needed on sanctions against human rights abusers

Chairman of the Whitehouse Consultancy, Chris Whitehouse, has been featured in Conservative Home with article on the potential introduction and imposition of Magnitsky-style sanctions against human rights abusers. In the piece, Chris points towards the questions raised by such sanctions, which form part of  the Conservative General Election Manifesto, and the need to give a … Continued