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State Recognition

House of Lords written question – answered on 29th November 2011.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird UUP

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their criteria for recognising a country include human rights; and, if not, why.

Photo of Lord Howell of Guildford Lord Howell of Guildford Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (International Energy Policy)

I refer the noble Lord to my answer of 13 May 2011 (Hansard, col. WA 250).

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