Human Rights

Department for International Development written question – answered on 29th January 2020.

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Photo of Afzal Khan Afzal Khan Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Immigration)

What steps his Department is taking with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to uphold human rights throughout the world.

Photo of Andrew Stephenson Andrew Stephenson Assistant Whip, Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

The UK is committed to respecting, promoting and protecting universal human rights. Human rights are inseparable from development and DFID works closely with the FCO to support its lead on human rights. DFID also works alongside the FCO to promote human rights, which is a core part of DFID’s aid and development strategy.

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