Trade Agreements: Human Rights

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 16th September 2020.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to ensure that freedom of religion or belief and other human rights concerns are being taken into consideration during bilateral trade negotiations between the UK and other Governments.

Photo of Ranil Jayawardena Ranil Jayawardena Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade)

HM Government has a strong history of promoting our values globally, and our strong economic relationships with trading partners allow us to have open discussions on a range of difficult issues, including rights and responsibilities. As such, we will continue to champion the freedom of religion.

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