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Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 70324, tabled on 5 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent representations she has made to her foreign counterparts to prevent the abuse of the human rights of Christians living overseas.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

16 November 2021

In line with the Government's commitment, work continues to implement the recommendations of the Bishop of Truro's review into what more the then Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) could do to address the persecution of Christians in a way that will bring real improvements in the lives of those persecuted because of their faith or belief.

We also work with the UN, OSCE, Council of Europe, G7 and other multilateral fora to promote FoRB. Lord Ahmad hosted a successful Arria meeting in the margins of the Security Council in March 2021, raising awareness on persecution of religious minorities in conflict.

The UK will host an international Ministerial conference on FoRB in 2022 to energise collective efforts on this agenda, demonstrating our enduring commitment to promoting FoRB for all.

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