Africa: Human Rights

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered at on 4 September 2023.

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Photo of Lyn Brown Lyn Brown Shadow Minister (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to Human Rights and Democracy: the 2022 Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office report, published on 13 July 2022, CP 886, for what reason there are no references to (a) Cameroon, (b) Burkina Faso and (c) Eswatini in that report.

Photo of Andrew Mitchell Andrew Mitchell Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development), Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development and Africa)

The Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report for 2022 covers a wide range of countries, both Human Rights Priority Countries (HRPCs) and others.

HRPCs are countries which either have particular challenges or are on a negative or positive trajectory, and where we consider that the UK can make a real difference. However, as always, our human rights work goes far beyond this.

An absence of references to any particular country does not reflect the level of scrutiny the FCDO places on human rights there. We remain committed to the promotion of human rights across the globe.

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