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Friday 28 November 2014

Foreign Affairs

The FCO's human rights work 2013: sixth report of session 2014-15: report, together with formal minutes relating to the report.

House of Commons papers (2014-15) - 551.
Corporate Author:
Foreign Affairs Committee
Author:
Sir Richard Ottaway (chairman)

The FCO designated 28 countries of concern in its 2013 report, where it judged the gravity of the human rights abuses to be so severe that a particular focus should be applied. The Committee concentrated attention on three of these countries: Sri Lanka, Burma, and Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Favourable trade concessions to the EU market should be removed from Sri Lanka if the Government of Sri Lanka continues to deny the OHCHR investigation team access into the country. The Government should advocate re-imposition of sanctions by the EU if there is no improvement in the human rights situation in Burma. The human rights of Israeli, Palestinian and Bedouin citizens living in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories continue to be of serious concern to the UK.

  • ISBN: 9780215078865
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