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Human Rights

Volume 716: debated on Monday 11 January 2010


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they favour community rights over individual rights in considering human rights issues in other countries. [HL947]

With the exception of the right of self determination, the UK considers that human rights belong to individuals and not to communities or groups. When we lobby other countries on human rights issues, we lobby for changes to laws and practices so that all individuals can enjoy their human rights, without discrimination.