Human Rights APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 14/07/2021

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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. 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

4. 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

5. Women Human Rights Defenders
03/05/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Number CDP 2019/0112, 3 May 2019 Women human rights defenders By Joanna Dawson Sue Holland Maria

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Human Rights

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. Human Rights: Future Trade
03/10/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: House takes note of the case for ensuring that human rights are respected in any future trade deals with - Speech Link
2: Dispatch Box. She is a stalwart defender of human rights, particularly the right to religious freedom - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Human Rights
1. Human Rights
asked by: Scott Benton
29/10/2020
... whether his Department plans to review the effectiveness of the right to (a) freedom of expression under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and (b) receive information under Article 10 of the Human Rights Act 1998.

2. Human Rights
asked by: Lord Scriven
06/04/2020
... and (2) such training is effective and conforms to Government standards.

3. Human Rights
asked by: Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle
24/11/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government how they plan to comply with the United Nations Framework on Reparations; and what plans they have to establish an inquiry into reparatory justice.

4. Human Rights
asked by: Lord Bishop of Coventry
27/10/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of existing international capabilities to meet any global increase in identity-based violence; and what plans they have to appoint a Minister to act as a Special Envoy on Genocide.

5. Human Rights
asked by: Craig Whittaker
19/01/2021
...What recent progress he has made on the next round of sanctions designations under the Magnitsky sanctions regime.

Latest Questions
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