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Integrated Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy Review

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 25721, tabled on 5 March 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Office, if the Government will take steps to ensure that (a) female human rights defenders, (b) male human rights defenders and (c) the organisations that represent them are consulted as part of the Government's Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy.

Answered on

12 March 2020

The Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy is the deepest review of the UK's foreign, defence, security and development policy since the end of the Cold War. We will utilise expertise from both inside and outside Government for the review, ensuring the best minds are feeding into its conclusions and challenging traditional Whitehall assumptions and thinking as needed.

The Review will include external consultation with experts and international partners across relevant disciplines.