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Foreign Affairs Committee to Monitor Brit’s Case, amid 'Concerns' over UK Human Rights Approach


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Foreign Affairs Committee to Monitor Brit’s Case, amid 'Concerns' over UK Human Rights Approach

In an interim report released today on the UK’s overseas human rights work, the FAC said that there was “plainly a perception” that the government had recently downgraded its commitment to the promotion of human rights. The FAC’s inquiry follows the news, in August last year, that Foreign Office would no longer use the longstanding designation ‘countries of concern’ to denote countries associated with human rights abuses. An FCO official subsequently remarked to the Committee that human rights were “not one of our [the government’s] top priorities”.