|UBS and Society for Threatened Peoples Switzerland|
|Description||Specific Instance submitted by Society for Threatened Peoples Switzerland, an NGO, concerning the alleged non-observance of the Guidelines by UBS, an investment bank and financial services company|
|Theme(s)||General policies, Human rights|
|Date||22 Jun 2020|
|Host country(ies)||China (People’s Republic of)|
|Industry sector||Financial and insurance activities|
On 22 June 2020, the Swiss NCP received a specific instance from Threatened Peoples Switzerland, an NGO, against UBS, an investment bank and financial services company, concerning alleged human rights violations in the context of its business relationship with the Chinese company Hikvision. According to the submitting party, Hikvision manufactures technology used to monitor Uighurs in the Chinese province of Xinjiang.
The Swiss NCP is undertaking an initial assessment in order to determine whether the issues raised merit further consideration.