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Debate on 21 November: Her Majesty’s Government’s Policy Towards Countries Responsible for Violations of Human Rights

Published Tuesday, November 19, 2013

This Library Note provides background reading for the debate to be held on Thursday, 21 November to take note of Her Majesty’s Government’s policy towards countries responsible for violations of human rights.

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This Library Note provides information on the Government’s human rights policy and the action it has taken aimed to secure the improvement of human rights abroad. It also provides information on the debate over how the UK might best influence foreign governments on the issue of human rights, including in the context of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) hosted by Sri Lanka on 15 to 17 November 2013.

Lords Library notes LLN-2013-034

Author: Edward Scott

Topics: Human rights, International organisations, International politics and government

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