In the 2014 Foreign and Commonwealth Office Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy, we continued to use the criteria published in the 2012 report to determine whether a country should feature as a country of concern:
• the gravity of the human rights situation in the country, including both the severity of particular abuses and the range of human rights affected;
• whether a deterioration or improvement in the human rights situation in the country would have a wider impact in the region;
• whether the human rights situation in the country has an impact on wider UK interests; and
• whether we are able to influence the human rights situation there.