Britain and Her Allies

LCHR are 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.

Brexit and Human Rights

Our Brexit & human rights campaign aims to influence Brexit and post-Brexit policy in Labour and progressive circles, in order to make it compatible with human rights.

With the assistance of a group of expert advisors, and with input from all the different constituent parts of the Labour movement, LCHR is examining the challenges and opportunities that Brexit poses for human rights in the UK. We will produce policy analysis and ideas to help inform the Labour Party on how to ensure human rights are protected during and after Brexit.

The five key issues we are focusing on are:

  • Citizens’ rights, such as the residency rights of EU nationals living in the UK.
  • The immigration system after Brexit.
  • Human rights in post-Brexit trade deals.
  • Equality and employment rights.
  • Hate crimes and xenophobia.

You can find our more about our Brexit & human rights campaign here.