Lords debates human rights in future trade deals
4 October 2019
On Thursday 3 October, members of the House of Lords, including an advisory board member of the LSE Centre for Human Rights and a non-executive director of the UK International Chamber of Commerce, debated the case for ensuring that human rights are respected in any future trade deals with other countries.
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This was a general debate. They normally take place on a Thursday in the chamber. During debates, members are able to put their experience to good use, discussing current issues and drawing the government's attention to concerns.
The debate was proposed by Lord Harries of Pentregarth (Crossbench), chair of the Commission on Civil Society and Democratic Engagement.
Members taking part included:
- Baroness Barker (Liberal Democrat), former member of the Liberal Democrat Policy Working Group on Liberty, Social Mobility, Status of Women, Future of the Voluntary Sector
- Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone (Conservative), non-executive director of the UK International Chamber of Commerce
- Baroness Cox (Crossbench), founder and CEO of the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust
- Lord Judd (Labour), advisory board member of the LSE Centre for Human Rights
Baroness Berridge (Conservative), government whip, responded on behalf of the government.
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