Lebanon: Human Rights

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 6th February 2018.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Foreign Secretary

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made recent representations to his counterpart in Lebanon on the establishment of a National Human Rights Institute as required under Lebanese law; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Boris Johnson Boris Johnson Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

I have not raised the issue myself with the Lebanese Foreign Minister, but our Ambassador to Lebanon has made regular representations. On 13 December we issued a statement welcoming Prime Minister Hariri's comments which said that the institute would be independent and receive due funding.

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