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
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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
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
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
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
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 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
The values that guide the EU’s external action are based on the rule of law, democracy and respect for human rights. These values are not only a requirement for EU membership, but also an important clause for any dialogue that the EU pursues with third countries, including in trade agreements. Due to its supranational nature, … Continued
Today, the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Hong Kong launched its inquiry’s report into human rights abuses perpetrated by the Hong Kong Police Force against humanitarian and medical workers during the protests of 2019. Their press conference was held this morning, hosted by Baroness Bennett and Alistair Carmichael MP and attended by Darren Mann. The … Continued
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
Chris Whitehouse comments on Government business relations with China and the effect on human rights.
APPG inquiry report reveals Hong Kong oversaw the abuse of humanitarian and medical workers In March 2020, the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Hong Kong launched an inquiry into possible human rights abuses against humanitarian aid workers in Hong Kong during the 2019 protests. Since then, the APPG has read through 1,000 submissions of evidence … Continued