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Human Rights

Volume 461: debated on Friday 15 June 2007

To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what plans she has to attend meetings with foreign counterparts to discuss the promotion of human rights. (141807)

From time to time, the Secretary of State for Justice and Baroness Ashton meet with their foreign counterparts to discuss topics of common interest, including human rights. Ministers in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office also regularly discuss human rights issues with their counterparts. Neither the Secretary of State nor Baroness Ashton has any such meetings specifically planned at this time.