Commission member proposes creation of a Minster for Human Rights

Sam Burke, a member of the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission, has contributed a new policy proposal in an article on the website Conservativehome.com

Mr. Burke, a Parliamentary researcher, proposes the creation of a new Ministerial position under the next Conservative Government, a Minister in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office whose sole responsibility will be to monitor human rights violations and promote respect for human rights and democracy around the world.

In Opposition, the Conservatives should appoint a full-time spokesman on international human rights on the front bench shadow foreign affairs team, Mr. Burke adds.

The ministerial responsibility for human rights in the Foreign Office is currently combined with Trade.

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