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Committee calls for evidence on FCO's human rights work

25 May 2018

The Foreign Affairs Committee inquires into the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s (FCO) administration and funding of its human rights work overseas.

This work will draw on the FCO’s Human Rights and Democracy Annual Report 2016, published in July 2017, but will also examine wider aspects of the FCO’s human rights work.

Send a written submission

The Committee would welcome written submissions which address the following issues:

  • The FCO’s work in protecting and promoting human rights in the United Nations, including:
    o its role on the Human Rights Council;
    o its promotion of human rights in the Security Council;
    o its work to secure British experts in UN positions (for example as Special Rapporteurs and on treaty monitoring bodies);
  • The FCO’s promotion of democratic values and the rule of law;
  • The FCO’s work on atrocity prevention;
  • The conduct and impact of the FCO’s ongoing Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative;
  • The FCO’s use of external advice in forming policy, and its engagement with civil society organisations in the UK and elsewhere;
  • Changes to the FCO’s human rights annual report and its human rights priorities.

Send a written submission to the inquiry on The Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s human rights work.

Deadline for submissions is 11 June 2018.

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