Trade Agreements: Human Rights

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 3rd September 2020.

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Photo of Chris Matheson Chris Matheson Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

What recent discussions she has had with UK trade partners on including clauses on human rights in future trade agreements.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Minister of State, Department for International Trade

While our approach to negotiations will vary between partners, it will always allow HM Government to have open discussions on a range of important issues, including human rights. We have a strong history of safeguarding rights globally and will not compromise our high standards in trade agreements.

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