Torture

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 18th September 2015.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when his Department plans to publish the post-2015 strategy for the prevention of torture.

Photo of David Lidington David Lidington The Minister for Europe

This Government believes torture is always wrong. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) continues to work with partners and allies to end torture worldwide, we will continue to put the prevention of torture at the heart of our human rights work, as set out in the FCO Strategy for the Prevention of Torture 2011-2015. The FCO is funding projects worth over £700,000 this financial year, focused on practical initiatives to stop torture.

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