HC Deb 18 October 1991 vol 196 c292W
Mr. Atkinson

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the outcome of the recent CSCE conference on the human dimension in Moscow.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

The Moscow meeting of the conference on the human dimension (10 September to 4 October) provided an opportunity to review human rights observance in the 38 participating states.

We welcome the fact that the meeting agreed to expand the existing CSCE mechanism for raising human rights questions, to allow the involvement of the services of impartial experts. The body of CSCE commitments in the human dimension was further extended.

The United Kingdom delegation took a constructive part in the work of the conference, both nationally and in concert with other EC member states.