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Religious Freedom

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 126760, tabled on 5 February 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how his Department is using the responses from Ambassadors and High Commissioners to its letters on what they are doing to advance freedom of religion or belief to inform his Department's work in that area.

Answered on

13 February 2018

‚ÄčThe responses received from Her Majesty's Ambassadors and High Commissioners to our letters of 27 October 2017 and 28 November 2017 set out the main current and planned activities of their respective Embassies and High Commissions in the defence and promotion of freedom of religion or belief (FoRB). The responses give examples of how those Embassies and High Commissions are using a variety of diplomatic and programme tools to further defend and promote FoRB. Officials from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Human Rights Policy Unit will follow the progress of activities set out in those responses, and will evaluate outcomes in due course.