Human Rights APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To raise the profile of international human rights issues within Parliament and to investigate and publicise human rights abuses occurring.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Human Rights

1. UK support for human rights defenders
10/07/2019 - Department for International Development
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Found: UK Support for Human Rights Defenders July 20192 UK Support for Human Rights DefendersForeword by Lord

2. United Nations Guiding Principles of Business and Human Rights (UNGPs)
27/05/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: GUIDING PRINCIPLES ON BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTSImplementing the United Nations fiProtect, Respect

3. Responding to human rights judgments: 2018 to 2019
31/10/2019 - Ministry of Justice
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Found: Responding to human rights judgments: 2018 to 2019 - GOV.UK

4. Human Rights and Trade Deals
05/09/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: 1 Chris Smith | 5 September 2019 Human Rights and Trade Deals Debate on 12 September 2019 Summary

5. Consumer rights after Brexit
01/02/2020 - Inquiry: Consumer rights after Brexit - EU Justice Sub-Committee
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Found: Scottish Human Rights Commission — Written evidence (RAB0010) The Scottish Human Rights Commission

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Human Rights

1. Human Rights Priority Countries
13/09/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: counterparts in the human rights priority countries listed in its report Human Rights and Democracy Report - Speech Link
2: Lords, we regularly raise human rights with our counterparts in human rights priority countries and multilateral - Speech Link
3: TUC, shows that the FCDO’s concerns over workers’ rights in Colombia were not taken into account during - Speech Link

2. International Human Rights Day
10/12/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: event with human rights groups. We fully support this year’s UN theme of ensuring that human rights are central - Speech Link
2: Lords, human rights defenders are the most effective partners for achieving sustainable human rights change - Speech Link
3: share her view that human rights defenders go across all pillars of human rights priorities. Earlier - Speech Link

3. Sri Lanka
18/03/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: on democratic governance, the rule of law and human rights including renewed discrimination against the - Speech Link
2: on democratic governance, the rule of law and human rights including renewed discrimination against the - Speech Link

4. Arrest of Egyptian Human Rights Advocates
08/12/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: widespread human rights abuses under the current Egyptian regime.Karim Ennarah works for a human rights - Speech Link
2: have relationships with to treat with basic human rights those who oppose them, and that the message - Speech Link
3: criticism to Governments who are responsible for human rights violations, and I look forward to hearing from - Speech Link

5. Human Rights Situation in India
22/07/2021 - Grand Committee

1: Government what assessment they have made of the human rights situation in India; and in particular, of the - Speech Link
2: and a denial of fundamental human rights.Fundamental to human rights and the long tradition of Indian - Speech Link
3: reverend Lord, Lord Harries of Pentregarth, on the human rights situation in India, especially as it relates - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Human Rights
1. Human Rights
asked by: Ed Davey
18/03/2021
... published on 10 March 2021.

2. Human Rights
asked by: Claire Hanna
13/04/2021
... UK Support for Human Rights Defenders.

3. Human Rights
asked by: Margaret Ferrier
23/03/2021
... if he will publish an updated strategy of UK support for human rights defenders.

4. Human Rights
asked by: Dawn Butler
24/02/2021
... what steps the Government is taking to improve support and protection for human rights defenders throughout the world.

5. Human Rights
asked by: Liz Saville Roberts
01/03/2021
... what discussions he has had with his (a) international counterparts and (b) Cabinet colleagues on developing a strategy to support and protect human rights defenders.

Latest Questions
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8 Current APPG Officers
Lord Garnier Portrait
Lord Garnier
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
1 APPG Membership
Democracy and the Constitution
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Dame Diana Johnson MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 5647.

Email: johnsond@parliament.uk

Benefits in Kind
Date
12 Dec 2018
Source
Amnesty International UK
Description
Reception held on 12/12/2018
Value
£1,501
Date
7 Dec 2016
Source
Amnesty International UK
Description
Reception held on 7 December 2016
Value
£3,001
Date
16 Nov 2016
Source
Harm Reduction International
Description
Reception held on 16 November 2016
Value
£1,501
Financial Benefits Received
Date
11 Jun 2021
Source
Barrow Cadbury Trust via Parliamentary Human Rights Trust (2 year restricted grant covering June 2021 to June 2023)
Value
£65,000
Date
10 Jun 2019
Source
Barrow Cadbury Trust via Parliamentary Human Rights Trust (2 year grant covering June 2019 to June 2021)
Value
£65,000
Date
10 Jun 2019
Source
Barrow Cadbury Trust via Parliamentary Human Rights Trust (2 year restricted grant covering June 2019 to June 2021)
Value
£65,000
Date
6 Jul 2017
Source
Barrow Cadbury Trust via Parliamentary Human Rights Trust (2 year grant covering July 2017 to June 2019)
Value
£65,000
Date
1 Jun 2015
Source
Barrow Cadbury Trust via Parliamentary Human Rights Trust (2 year grant paid in instalments from June 2015 to June 2017)
Value
£64,000
Date
26 Mar 2015
Source
Barrow Cadbury Trust via Parliamentary Human Rights Trust
Value
£7,500
Date
26 Mar 2015
Source
Barrow Cadbury Trust via Parliamentary Human Rights Trust
Value
£8,000
Date
1 Mar 2015
Source
Barrow Cadbury Trust via Parliamentary Human Rights Trust
Value
£16,000
Former APPG Officers
Ann Clwyd Portrait
Ann Clwyd
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Former Member for Cynon Valley
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Dominic Grieve Portrait
Dominic Grieve
Vice-Chair
Independent - Former Member for Beaconsfield
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Mark Durkan Portrait
Mark Durkan
Treasurer
Social Democratic & Labour Party - Former Member for Foyle
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Sarah Wollaston Portrait
Sarah Wollaston
Secretary
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Totnes
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Jeremy Corbyn Portrait
Jeremy Corbyn
Joint Vice-Chair
Independent - Islington North
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 3rd June 2016
Lord Avebury Portrait
Lord Avebury
Joint Vice-Chair
Liberal Democrat - Deceased - 14 February 2016
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 3rd February 2016
No other APPG Memberships