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Mexico: Religious Freedom

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 144862, tabled on 16 May 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Mexico on the culture of impunity in that country towards repeat perpetrators of violations of religious freedom.

Answered on

21 May 2018

We are working closely with the Government of Mexico to tackle corruption and strengthen the legal system, which some reports suggest are contributing factors to violations of Freedom of Religion or Belief. UK Ministers and officials at our Embassy in Mexico City have raised, and will continue to raise, our human rights concerns with the Mexican Government. We stay in close touch with Civil Society Organisations in Mexico and the UK to help inform our understanding of the situation on the ground. We engage consistently and comprehensively in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process and are considering our recommendations ahead of the next UPR of Mexico in November 2018.

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