This report examines the Government's record in relation to securing the human rights of British citizens and others overseas and its work in promoting human rights in other countries. The report covers rendition, allegations of UK complicity in torture, transfers of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan and the regulation of private military and security companies. It also provides an examination of the international human rights framework and human rights abuses in individual countries of concern including Burma, China, Colombia, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Zimbabwe and also in the UK's overseas territories.During the height of the cold war, funding from the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence represented 60 percent of Gibraltara#39;s GDP. ... workers.49 Following a series of meetings between ICTUR staff and officials from the Gibraltar District Office of Unite, ... Although our work is ongoing, we welcome this opportunity to share our preliminary findings with the Committee. ... Guardian website as acknowledging that a#39;one or two public services (for example, government aquot;council aquot; housing) areanbsp;...
|Title||:||Human Rights Annual Report 2008|
|Author||:||Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Foreign Affairs Committee, House of Commons|
|Publisher||:||The Stationery Office - 2009-08-09|