LCHR is excited to launch our new campaign, ’Britain and Her Allies’. The campaign examines how the United Kingdom can put human rights at the heart of her foreign policy. It focuses on countries with which the United Kingdom has close economic, cultural or historical ties and where there are serious human rights abuses, as it is over these countries over the UK is able to exercise significant diplomatic pressure to help end such abuses.
The campaign aims to raise awareness of human rights abuses by Britain’s allies and identify where the British government is complicit or apathetic to them. It will produce a series of policy proposals for a Labour-controlled Foreign Office, to map out a vision of Britain as a champion of human rights on the world stage. The first of these documents, on Saudi Arabia, will be published in January 2019.