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16 Jul 2018 description

Lord Ahmad publishes Annual Human Rights Report 2017

Minister for Human Rights Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, publishes the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s 2017 Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report.

Today (16 July) Lord Ahmad, the Minister for Human Rights Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, publishes the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s 2017 Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report.

20 Jul 2017 description

FCO launches its Annual Human Rights report for 2016

Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy puts human rights centre stage of foreign policy.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has published its 2016 Annual Human Rights Report. The report covers the period from January to December 2016 and for the first time includes a dedicated section on modern slavery - a key UK Government priority.

13 May 2016 description

HOUSE OF LORDS European Union Committee 14th Report of Session 2015–16


“Migrants in boats are symptoms, not causes, of the problem.”

12 Mar 2015 description

Executive Summary

This report provides a UK perspective on the global human rights situation during 2014, and examples of what the government is doing to promote human rights and democratic values overseas. It reviews the situation in specific countries and against the thematic priorities around which our work is organised.

One of the most striking trends of 2014 was the pressure put by governments on civil society organisations in many parts of the world, damaging human rights and the economic interests of those same countries.

21 Jan 2014 description

Foreword by Foreign Secretary William Hague

The promotion and protection of human rights is at the heart of the UK’s foreign policy objectives. I, along with my ministerial team, consistently raise human rights violations wherever and whenever they occur. And with this in mind, I am delighted to introduce the FCO’s 2012 Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report, which details our efforts to promote human rights during 2012.

19 Oct 2012 description

The Foreign Office has published new reporting on 28 Countries of Concern, along with updates on the case study countries featured in the annual human rights report. The quarterly updates cover the period from July to September 2012.

The 2011 Human Rights and Democracy Report is online to make it as accessible to the public as possible. It highlights the UK’s human rights policies and concerns on key issues, and features 28 Countries of Concern where the FCO has the most serious wide-ranging human rights concerns.

29 Oct 2011 description
  1. Effective and cooperative action to secure long-term food security and improved nutrition in developing countries is a priority shared by all Commonwealth countries, as reflected in the Perth Declaration on Food Security Principles. The humanitarian crisis now affecting the Horn of Africa is a tragic reminder of the chronic food insecurity that afflicts many parts of that continent.

31 Mar 2011 description

Foreword by Foreign Secretary William Hague

I am delighted to introduce the 2010 Human Rights Command Paper. Our coalition government is determined to strengthen the human rights work of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, as part of our commitment to a foreign policy that has the practical promotion of human rights as part of its irreducible core.

20 Jul 2007 description

The Firmin Sword of Peace has been jointly presented to the British Army and the Kenyan Armed Forces for their work in setting up and developing one of the world's leading landmine awareness centres.

General Sir Richard Dannatt, Chief of the General Staff, presented the Firmin Sword of Peace Award to The International Mine Action Centre (IMATC) on Wednesday 18 July 2007 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Typically awarded to a British Army unit, the Firmin Sword of Peace has this year been presented jointly to members of the Kenya Armed Forces and the British Army.

22 Jun 2006 description

Event: Chatham House Africa Programme
Location: London
Speech Date: 21/06/06
Speaker: Lord Triesman

12 Apr 2002 description

Commenting on tomorrow's ruling by the Boundary Commission arbitrating on the position of the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea, Baroness Amos, Foreign Office Minister for Africa, said today:

"Tomorrow's ruling represents the most important milestone to date in the peace process.

"We welcome the Ethiopian and Eritrean Governments' public commitment to accept the Commission's decision and look forward to the next phase of the peace process - the physical demarcation of the border.

"With our international partners we will continue to support UN and …