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Statement: FCO 2007 Annual Human Rights Report

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (UK)

Lord Malloch- Brown comments on the Foreign Affairs Committee report on the FCO 2007 Annual Human Rights report.

"I welcome the FAC's positive assessment of our 2007 Annual Human Rights report and their recognition that the UK shows leadership in many aspects of promoting human rights around the world. Human rights are a priority for the FCO. It is in the UK's interests that we work hard to promote and protect the human rights of people everywhere.

"The FAC's scrutiny is an important element of the process of accountability and transparency in the FCO's work on human rights. We will carefully consider the Committee's report and respond formally to them in due course."

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