The United Kingdom's Parliament has unanimously voted to declare that the Chinese regime is committing genocide against the Uyghur people.
Unlike Canada, however, the British governing party chose not to abstain. Instead, they condemned the genocide in the strongest possible terms.
The UK has now joined the ranks of Canada and the Netherlands in countries that have classified the Chinese regime's actions in the Xinjiang province as a genocide.
It is also worth noting that this motion was the first genocide declaration to go through the House of Commons unopposed.
Speaking about the motion, a British, Conservative MP said that "Parliament has spoken with one voice and called out the Chinese Communist Party’s brutal oppression of Uyghurs for what it is: a genocide."
"The work does not stop here," she added. "We have a solemn obligation under the Genocide Convention to act to prevent further atrocities from taking place. History will not judge us kindly if we fail to do so."
Canadian Conservative MP Garnett Genuis said that "today's vote is another milestone in the long road for justice for the Uyghur people. One by one democratic parliaments around the world are beginning to recognise that the suffering of the Uyghurs is nothing short of genocide."