British Foreign Secretary Marks International Human Rights Day
10 December is International Human Rights Day which commemorates the adoption by the United Nations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. The theme for this year’s Day is “human rights defenders who act to end discrimination”.
To mark the occasion the British Foreign Secretary, Rt Hon William Hague MP, will release a video statement on 10 December to mark International Human Rights Day. The message highlights various international cases of concern regarding human rights defenders and includes details of UK government policy on human rights including the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s newly developed human rights web pages.
To view the video message please visit the British High Commission’s web site at http://ukinbarbados.fco.gov.uk/en/
In line with the British Government’s support for human rights, the British High Commission in Barbados has helped a number of charities and NGOs in a variety of areas, including work against domestic violence and support of women’s rights. In addition the High Commission has given support to the St Vincent and the Grenadines Human Rights Association to build capacity to address Freedom of Information issues.