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

Seeking re-election to the Human Rights Council and providing funding for the Commonwealth Forum of National Human Rights Institutions indicates a continued commitment to human rights cooperation. However, delays in reporting under certain international human rights mechanisms, low acceptance of findings and recommendations from UN reviews, and lack of action to establish a national monitoring and implementation mechanism, undermine this. The temporary reduction in overseas development aid and merging of the responsible government department with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office raises questions about the UK’s international commitment to improve human rights.

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 18/03/2021