§ Lord Alton of Liverpool
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What is their policy on relations with Burma following the findings of the High Court judicial review into their refusal to impose economic sanctions on Burma. [HL275]
§ Baroness Scotland of Asthal
There have been no findings in the High Court in relation to the Government's policy on Burma. An application for judicial review to be heard on 2 December was withdrawn. The Government's policy on Burma is that we wholeheartedly condemn the human rights violations and lack of respect for democracy there; the UK continues to play a leading role within the international community in putting pressure on the Burmese regime to improve the political and human rights situation.