Human Rights

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 13th March 2019.

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Photo of Chris Law Chris Law Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the Government has any plans to promote human rights in the UK and abroad through the creation of a dedicated UK Minister or commissioner for human rights.

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The Government has two Ministers with responsibility for human rights. In my role as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice, I have Ministerial responsibility for human rights domestically, and Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the United Nations at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, has responsibility for human rights internationally.

We have no plans for additional Human Rights Ministers or Commissioners.

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