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Human Rights

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL14496, tabled on 12 March 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure human rights standards are upheld in all post-Brexit international agreements; and what steps they are taking to ensure the UK meets its international obligations on human rights after Brexit.

Answered on

25 March 2019

‚ÄčThe Government is committed to fulfilling its obligations as reflected in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and set out in international human rights treaties to which the UK is a party. The UK has a longstanding tradition of protecting and promoting human rights. Leaving the European Union will not change this

The Government is in the process of responding to the 17th Report of the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR), examining 'Human Rights Protections in International Agreements'. The UK protects and promotes human rights in accordance with the subject-matter and context of each international agreement, taking a balanced and proportionate approach.