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Human Rights and Democracy Report for 2021

Statement made on 9 December 2022

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Statement

I have today laid before Parliament a copy of the 2021 Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) Report on Human Rights and Democracy (CP number 768).

The report analyses human rights developments overseas in 2021 and illustrates how the government worked to promote and defend human rights globally, including our work to stop sexual violence against women and girls in conflict around the world and to eradicate modern slavery, to defend those who are abused, targeted or killed for their religion or beliefs, to promote media freedom and to support human rights defenders.

Against a backdrop of violations of human rights and increasing authoritarianism in the world, the UK remains steadfastly dedicated to protecting and promoting human rights.