Policy

Human Rights

09/03/2016 8:58 am

International trade can have an important role in improving human rights and applying pressure to governments that commit abuses. We are encouraging the Department for International Trade to ensure that all new trade deals include human rights clauses, which can help to promote basic liberties including freedom of religion or belief.

Pope Francis has placed a particular focus on global abolition of the death penalty. Last year more than 1000 people we executed across the world and we are calling on the UK government to prioritise its work opposing capital punishment in all circumstances.