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Human Rights: Non-governmental Organisations

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 103554, tabled on 13 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the (a) viability and (b) operational capabilities of human rights organisations around the world in the context of recent closures or restrictions on established organisations in Russia and Israel.

Answered on

24 January 2022

The UK's Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy outlines our commitment to defending human rights. Civic freedom is under threat around the world and human rights organisations - as well as other actors within civic space - increasingly face restrictions and even threat of physical violence. Our annual Human Rights and Democracy Report tracks this trend and details how the UK has responded.