Foreign Affairs Committee - Sixth Report
The FCO's human rights work in 2013

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 11 November 2014.


Terms of Reference


Countries of concern

Women's and children's rights

Freedom of religion or belief

UK's participation in the Human Rights Council

Business and human rights

Conclusions and recommendations

1 Introduction

2 The FCO's Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy 2013

Countries of concern

Criteria for designating countries of concern

Case study countries



Conclusion on case study countries

Accountability of the FCO's human rights work

Setting and evaluating objectives

Funding of human rights work

3 Sri Lanka

The 2013 CHOGM in Colombo

UN inquiry into alleged violations of international law

UK policy on Sri Lanka

4 Burma

Progress in Burma

Room for improvement

Census in Burma

UN Special Rapporteur on Burma reports on Rakhine State

Political prisoners

Overall UK policy on Burma

5 Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Human rights in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Bedouins in Israel

The dispute between Israel and the Bedouin

The policy of the British Government on the Bedouins of Israel

6 Women's and children's rights

The Prevention of Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative

Global Summit on Ending Sexual Violence

Monitoring progress

Women, peace and security

National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

Monitoring expenditure

Participation of women in peace and security discussions

Children's human rights

7 Freedom of religion or belief

Restrictions on religious freedoms

FCO's work on freedom of religion or belief

8 UK's participation in the UN Human Rights Council

UN Human Rights Council

Democratic People's Republic of Korea

UN Human Rights Council Resolution on drones

Visit by UN Special Rapporteur to the UK

9 Business and human rights

National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights

UK interests and human rights

Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

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