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Human Rights

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 30th December 2015.

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Photo of The Marquess of Lothian The Marquess of Lothian Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what priority the FCO gives to the promotion and protection of human rights globally.

Photo of Baroness Anelay of St Johns Baroness Anelay of St Johns Minister of State

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is committed to the promotion and protection of human rights globally and views the upholding of universal rights as intrinsic to all our bilateral work overseas and our support for the rules based international order. The UK’s decision to stand for re-election to the UN’s Human Rights Council in 2017 reflects the importance we attach to this issue. The UK views the promotion and protection of human rights as inalienable rights in themselves, and as a precondition to security and global economic growth.

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