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UN Human Rights Council 44: Statement for the Interactive Dialogue with the High Commissioner for Human Rights

July 7, 2020, 5:34:26 PM

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Posted on: 2 July 2020

UN Human Rights Council 44: Statement for the Interactive Dialogue with the High Commissioner for Human Rights

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The UK's International Ambassador for Human Rights, Rita French, delivered this statement during the Interactive Dialogue with the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Thank you, Madam President,

We must focus on the greatest global crisis in a generation. More than half a million people have died from COVID-19, with untold suffering and damage to our ways of life and economies. The pandemic, and the exceptional measures needed to tackle it, will profoundly affect the enjoyment of human rights.  All States must adhere to their human rights obligations. COVID-19 cannot be used as a cover for repression.

The pandemic has affected people differently. While the mortality rate is higher for men, women, and girls, disadvantaged and vulnerable groups including minorities and disabled people have been disproportionately affected. Members of such groups must be fully included in the response and recovery, to truly build back better.

The UK is committed to supporting a sustainable and inclusive recovery. We recently hosted the Global Vaccine Summit, raising $8.8bn to immunize 300 million children and support the global fight against COVID-19. We are all in this together.

Beyond Covid-19, we remain deeply concerned about human rights in many countries, including Syria, China - particularly in Xinjiang, Russia, and illegally annexed Crimea and Myanmar. And as last week’s Urgent Debate made clear, racism is a scourge that knows no borders. We all have work to do to tackle it.

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Reunite Warwickshire communities with a new footbridge

August 13, 2020, 2:02:30 PM

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Posted on: 24 July 2020

Reunite Warwickshire communities with a new footbridge

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Two Warwickshire communities will soon be reunited thanks to a new footbridge over the busy A46 near Coventry.

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Funds for Grassroots Music venues

August 13, 2020, 10:49:37 AM

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Posted on: 25 July 2020

Funds for Grassroots Music venues

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The first portion fund of £1.57 billion culture recovery package will go towards saving music venues from insolvency.

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NHS nurse in England increase with 13,502 more than 2019

August 13, 2020, 9:35:59 AM

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Posted on: 23 July 2020

NHS nurse in England increase with 13,502 more than 2019

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The number of doctors in the NHS has also risen by 7,890, figures to the end of April 2020 show.

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Restaurateurs disqualified for abusing the tax regime

August 12, 2020, 8:13:51 PM

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Posted on: 23 July 2020

Restaurateurs disqualified for abusing the tax regime

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Two restaurateurs disqualified from managing companies after they caused their companies to abuse the tax regime.

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