HC Deb 06 March 2000 vol 345 cc501-2W
Mr. Syms

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans the British Government have to raise the human rights situations in(a) China, (b) Mexico and (c) Burma at the forthcoming session of the United Nations Human Rights Commission. [112674]

Mr. Hain

The information is as follows:

China We are at present discussing with our EU partners our policies on China at this years Commission on Human Rights (CHR).

Burma The UK, together with EU partners, will jointly table a strong resolution on Burma at CHR. The resolution will refer to the whole catalogue of human rights violations in Burma and call for the UN Special Rapporteur to be allowed access.

Mexico We are committed to helping Mexico improve its human rights record. But where criticism is due, the UK will support a strong reference to Mexico in the EU omnibus country statement at the CHR.

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