Pressure Groups: Environment

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 26th July 2017.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Co-Leader of the Green Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support the rights of land and environmental activists operational in other countries; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Mark Field Mark Field Minister of State

We support the right and ability of civil society, including those focusing on land rights and the environment, to operate freely and hold both Governments and businesses to account. Our National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights reasserts our commitment to promote the protection of human rights defenders active on such issues from any act of intimidation.

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