Source: United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations |

Universal Periodic Review 33: The Democratic Republic of the Congo

The UK welcomed DRC’s recent successes in bringing perpetrators of sexual and gender-based violence to justice, but urged the Government to increase its efforts to fight impunity

Thank you, Mr President, The United Kingdom recognises the continued engagement of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the UPR process. However, the human rights situation in the DRC remains of serious concern. The UK welcomes the recent successes in bringing prepetrators of sexual and gender based violence to…

Source: United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations |

Human Rights Council 40: Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Adoptions Mauritius

The UK welcomes the government of Mauritius' efforts to eliminate forced labour in supply chains, but notes the concerning levels of gender-based violence

By UK Thank you, Madame Vice-President, The United Kingdom welcomes Mauritius’s continued engagement in the UPR process. We recognise the positive steps taken by Mauritius to further strengthen partnership between governments, civil society and the business sector to eliminate forced and bonded labour from supply chains in Mauritius. We acknowledge…

Source: United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations |

UK Statement: Human Rights Council Organisational Meeting

The UK announced that it will be leading on resolutions for Sri Lanka, South Sudan and Syria, at this month's Human Rights Council

Thank you Mr President, I would like to refer to 4 initiatives which the UK will present as part of core groups. These are three resolutions and one joint statement. Firstly, the Core Group on Sri Lanka, comprising Canada, Germany, Macedonia, Montenegro and the UK will present a resolution on…

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Universal Periodic Review 31: Central African Republic

This UK statement was delivered during the 31st session of the Universal Period Review during the discussion of Central African Republic's Human Rights Record on 9 November 2018

The UK welcomes the inaugural session of the Special Criminal Court on 22 October 2018. This represents a key milestone in CAR’s efforts to develop a national capacity for investigation and prosecution, and to promote an independent, impartial and effective judiciary. The UK remains concerned at the worsening human rights…

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UN Human Rights Council 39: UK Statement on the Central African Republic

The UK raised its concerns with human rights abuses being carried out in the Central African Republic and called on armed groups to engage with the Peace and Reconciliation Initiative

Thank you, Mr President, The United Kingdom thanks the Independent Expert for her report on the Central African Republic. The UK remains deeply concerned at the reported increase in human rights violations and abuses in CAR, in particular against women and children. We condemn the deliberate targeting of civilians and…

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UK statement delivered at the 37th session of the Human Rights Council during the High-level Interactive Dialogue on the Central African Republic, held on 21 March 2018

UK statement delivered at the 37th session of the Human Rights Council during the High-level Interactive Dialogue on the Central African Republic, held on 21 March 2018:  At the outset, we condemn the recent attack on education workers near Markounda and offers its deepest condolences to the families of the…