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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.
» Read the full foreword by Foreign Secretary, William Hague
This report is the product of a great deal of work. Through it we try to give you a picture of what our human rights policy is and what we do to implement it. I hope you will find it interesting, informative and useful. However, we always want to do better. I hope you will give us your feedback and suggestions if you see ways in which we could improve the report, because I want us to be as clear as possible about the UK’s commitment to human rights.
We encourage you to submit your comments so that we can better understand the human rights concerns facing the public, as well as hear how we can improve our human rights reporting for 2013.
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- Foreword by Foreign Secretary William Hague
- Foreword by Senior Minister of State Baroness Warsi
- Promoting and Protecting Human Rights through the UN
- The Human Rights and Democracy Programme
- Promoting British Values
- Human Rights in Safeguarding Britain’s National Security
- Human rights in promoting Britain’s prosperity
- Human rights for British Nationals Overseas
- Working Through a Rules-based International System
- Promoting Human Rights in the Overseas Territories
- Human rights in Countries of Concern