International cooperation, including with human rights mechanisms – UK Government assessment

Progress assessment

No progress

There have been no legal or policy changes to improve human rights protections in relation to this issue, and very limited evidence of progress in the enjoyment of these rights

The UK Government’s actions to seek re-election to the UN Human Rights Council indicate a continued commitment to human rights cooperation. However, low acceptance of findings and recommendations from UN reviews, and the lack of a National Mechanism for Implementation, Reporting and Follow-up (NMIRF), risk undermining this commitment to cooperation. The temporary reduction in Official Development Assistance (ODA) raises questions about the UK’s commitment to improving human rights internationally.

Read more about the UK Government’s actions on international cooperation, including with human rights mechanisms.

The assessment was made based on the evidence available up to 10/12/2022