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Human Rights

Volume 712: debated on Tuesday 30 June 2009

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what countries they monitor for potential human rights abuses. [HL4392]

The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
(Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead)

I refer to the Answer given to the noble Lord on 15 June 2009 (Official Report, col. WA 182-83), which explains the Government's approach to reporting on international human rights and foreign policy. As such, the Government do not set or maintain a list of countries where they monitor human rights abuses, potential or actual.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office's 2008 annual human rights report gives many examples of our engagement with countries around the world on human rights issues.