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Uyghurs are facing ongoing persecution

Right now, the Chinese government has detained more than 1 million Uyghur and other Turkic and Muslim-majority peoples in internment camps and prisons in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China.

Forced labour, affecting factories and farms across the region and China, makes up a key part of the Chinese government’s system of control.

Worse still, multinational companies are profiting from this modern slavery, including some the world’s largest brands.

Shockingly, UK companies sourcing materials produced by the forced labour of Uyghurs (e.g. cotton) are not breaking any law – despite us having laws like the Modern Slavery Act.

And shamefully, because of pressure from the Chinese government, companies that own high street brands have removed policies against the forced labour of Uyghurs.

Ensuring forced labour or other human rights abuses don’t exist in a company’s supply chain shouldn’t be the choice of a company – it must be the law.

Tell MPs to support a law to stop companies and public bodies washing their hands of abuses

We’re working alongside Uyghur activists to fight for justice:

“We Uyghurs are so grateful for the support and solidarity we’ve already received from the UK. But we need the law to make sure that big business stops selling goods made off the back of human rights abuses and environmental destruction.” Rahima Mahmut, UK Director, World Uyghur Congress

We need meaningful action to make sure companies can’t profit from human rights abuses.

That’s why we’re calling for a new UK law to make sure companies do everything they possibly can to ensure their operations supply chains are free from human rights abuses and environmental destruction. And that if they aren’t doing this properly, they are held to account for profiting from abuse.

For the Uyghurs, workers in the UK and people everywhere, we want to make sure that big business stops selling goods made off the back of human rights abuses and environmental destruction.

Join us in this urgent call for change.

To: UK MPs
From: [Your Name]

We need to stop businesses harming people and planet! I’m calling on MPs to introduce a new law to hold business and the public sector to account when they fail to prevent supply chain human rights abuses and environmental harms.