Public Hearings – London – December, 2018

The first public hearings of the China Tribunal took place on the 8th, 9th and 10th December 2018 in central London at the Grand Connaught Rooms. During the hearing, the Tribunal heard evidence from 30 fact witnesses, investigators and experts. It is expected that further hearings will take place in early 2019.

Please see video footage of the hearings below. (Time codes are indicated in brackets)

Please Note: Due to technical difficulties some videos have minor sound issues. We are working to resolve these issues and will upload replacement videos soon. Thank you.

 

Sitting One – Saturday, 8th December, 2018

Opening Speech by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC – Tribunal Chair (0:00)
Introduction of Tribunal members (12:12)
Dr David Matas – Investigator (16:30)
Dai Ying – Fact Witness (58:11)
Feng Hollis – Fact Witness (1:29:28)

Sitting Two – Saturday, 8th December, 2018

Matthew Robertson – Expert Witness (00:00)
Ömir Bekari – Fact Witness (Uyghur) (55:00)
Liu Huiqiong- Fact Witness (1:30:10)
George Karimi – Fact Witness (2:00:20)

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Sitting Three – Saturday, 8th December, 2018

Prof Jacob Lavee – Fact Witness/Expert (0:00)
Dr Zhiyuan Wang – Investigator (30:27)
Clive Ansley – Expert (1:18:24)

Sitting One – Sunday, 9th December, 2018

Ethan Gutmann – Investigator (0:00)
David Li and Dr Huige Li – Investigators (COHRC) (46:59)
Tony Liu – Fact Witness (1:23:43)
Hong Chen – Fact Witness (not on video)

Sitting Two – Sunday, 9th December, 2018

Zhang Yanhua – Fact Witness (0:00)
Jiang Li – Fact Witness (32:12)
Huang Guohua – Fact Witness (1:04:13)
Yu Xinhui – Fact Witness (1:39:26)

Sitting Three – Sunday, 9th December, 2018

Abduweli Ayup – Fact Witness (Uyghur) via audio call (0:00)
Dr Huige Li – Expert/Witness (26:44) no audio until 26:51
Huang Wanqing – Fact Witness (57:40)
Edward McMillan Scott – Witness (1:27:33)

Sitting One – Monday, 10th December, 2018

Prof Wendy Rogers – Expert (0.00)
Enver Tohti – Fact Witness (48:28)
Liu Yumei- Fact Witness (1:25:12)
Li Lin Lin- Fact Witness (2:07:42)

Sitting Two – Monday, 10th December, 2018

Han Yu – Fact Witness (0.00)
Yin Liping – Fact Witness (29:00)
Xuezhen Bao – Fact Witness (starts 1:09:56 then continues on the sitting three video)

Sitting Three – Monday, 10th December, 2018

Xuezhen Bao – Fact Witness continued (0.00)
Matthew Robertson – Expert (3:56)
Sarah Cook – Expert (53:22)

Draft Interim Judgement and Closing Statement by Sir Geoffrey Nice, QC – Dec 10, 2018

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