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FOREIGN POLICY, TRADE AND INTERNATIONAL AID
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Article 5 - No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.Establish a judge-led inquiry into our country’s alleged complicity in rendition and torture, and the operation of secret courts.
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Article 3 - Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.Issue a formal apology for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, and hold a public review into Britain’s role in the Amritsar massacre.
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Article 21 - Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.Uphold the human rights of the people of West Papua and recognise the rights of the people of Western Sahara.
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Article 7 - All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.We have a duty to stand up for the security and sovereignty of our overseas territories, including the Falklands, and for the rights of our citizens and dual nationals abroad, and will continue fighting for justice on behalf of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and other British nationals wrongly imprisoned or suffering mistreatment in captivity abroad.
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Human rights and international humanitarian law are fundamental pillars of a secure global system. These principles are under threat.
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Immediately suspend the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen and to Israel for arms used in violation of the human rights of Palestinian civilians, and conduct a root-and-branch reform of our arms exports regime so ministers can never again turn a blind eye to British-made weapons being used to target innocent civilians.
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Labour is committed to a comprehensive peace in the Middle East based on a two state solution – a secure Israel alongside a secure and viable state of Palestine
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Article 3 - Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.Labour will increase funding for UN peacekeeping operations to £100 million.
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Article 25 - (1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.Labour recognises the right to essential medicines as an integral part of the right to health. Promote fairer international patent regimes that do not prevent countries from accessing essential medicines and support efforts to increase the transparency of medicines pricing so governments can negotiate fair prices. Continue to support international initiatives to achieve reconciliation, stability and justice across the world, and in current or former conflict zones such as Cyprus, Sri Lanka and the Middle East, where we maintain our support for a two-state solution. Liberal Democrats pledging to keep 0.7% GDP target for international order · Pledge to introduce a ‘European Magnitsky Act’ to introduce sanctions against perpetrators of Human Rights abuses · Pledge to restrict arms exports to countries listed as Human Rights priorities on FCO’s Human Rights reports
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In the long term, we will ensure that all medicines developed with the support of UK taxpayer money are accessible to people in the Global South
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Reform the international rules based order to secure justice and accountability for breaches of human rights and international law, such as the bombing of hospitals in Syria, the illegal blockade of the Gaza Strip, the use of rape as a weapon of war against the Rohingya community in Myanmar and the indiscriminate bombardment of civilians in Yemen
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Advocate for human rights at every bilateral diplomatic meeting.
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Appoint human-rights advisers to work across the Foreign Office and government to prioritise a co-ordinated approach to human rights
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Uphold basic rights to education, health and clean water by establishing a new Unit for Public Services within DfID, which will include increasing direct budgetary support to governments so they can build sustainable services for their citizens
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Support ongoing UN efforts to introduce a binding international treaty on business and human rights, and make companies legally accountable for failing to prevent human rights abuses or environmental damage in their operations and supply chains, including criminal liability in the most serious cases.
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