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Commonwealth: Human Rights

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL6146, tabled on 10 February 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 22 January (HL4917), whether they have plans to ask the Commonwealth authorities to publish compliance tables in respect of Commonwealth members' adherence to freedom of opinion and expression, freedom of peaceful assembly and association, and freedom of religion or belief in their countries.

Answered on

25 February 2016

We currently have no plans to request the Commonwealth authorities to publish compliance tables in respect of Commonwealth members’ adherence to freedom of opinion and expression, freedom of peaceful assembly and association, and freedom of religion or belief in their countries. My noble Friend may wish to contact the Commonwealth Secretariat directly for more information about their monitoring processes. Their London address is: The Commonwealth Secretariat, Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5HX.