Human Rights

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 30th March 2022.

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Photo of Stuart Anderson Stuart Anderson Conservative, Wolverhampton South West

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent progress she has made with her international counterparts on tackling human rights abuses in human rights priority countries.

Photo of Vicky Ford Vicky Ford Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The UK works to promote human rights across all 31 human rights priority countries, drawing on the range of diplomatic and development levers available to encourage States to meet their international human rights obligations. The forthcoming 2021 FCDO Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report will set out recent engagement and work on human rights across all human rights priority countries. Examples include Myanmar, where we continue to use all available multilateral fora to condemn human rights violations committed by the military regime. Most recently in February we secured a UN Security Council Press Statement which called for an end to the violence and respect for human rights.

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