Source description last updated: 12 October 2018

In brief: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is the United Kingdom’s government department responsible for foreign affairs.

Coverage on ecoi.net:
Foreign & Commonwealth Office Report on Human Rights and Democracy (issued annually)
Source is covered quarterly on ecoi.net, for countries of priorities A-E (all available countries).

Mission/Mandate/Objectives:
“The FCO promotes British interests overseas, supporting our citizens and businesses around the globe.” (FCO: About us, undated)

“The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has a worldwide network of embassies and consulates, employing over 14,000 people in nearly 270 diplomatic offices. We work with international organisations to promote UK interests and global security, including the EU, NATO, the United Nations, the UN Security Council and the Commonwealth.” (ibid.)

The FCO’s Communications Team is responsible for publication of the Report on Human Rights and Democracy. (FCO: Human Rights and Democracy: The 2012 Foreign and Commonwealth Office Report, 16 July 2018, copyright page)

Funding:
UK government budget

Scope of reporting:
Geographic: The Report on Human Rights and Democracy covers selected human rights priority countries (FCO: Human Rights and Democracy: The 2017 Foreign and Commonwealth Office Report, 16 July 2018, pp. 27-59)

Thematic: The Report on Human Rights and Democracy includes coverage of the following priority themes: democracy and democratic freedoms; civil society; girl’s education; gender equality; LGBT rights; modern slavery; human rights and the private sector; freedom of religion and belief; death penalty and torture prevention; migration. (FCO: Human Rights and Democracy: The 2017 Foreign and Commonwealth Office Report, 16 July 2018, pp. 1-13)

Methodology:
No information found.

Language(s) of publications:
English

Further reading / links:
AI – Amnesty International: Foreign Office's annual report on human rights fails to hit the mark, 16 July 2018
https://www.amnesty.org.uk/press-releases/foreign-offices-annual-report-human-rights-fails-hit-mark

All links accessed 12 October 2018.
 
ecoi.net summary:
Internet platform of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office headed by the Foreign Secretary with information on single countries and Great Britain's foreign policies, international work and affiliated organisations. Languages: English, Arabic
Homepage:
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/foreign-commonwealth-office
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