40th Universal Periodic Review of human rights: UK statement on Haiti – GOV.UK

We use some essential cookies to make this website work.
We’d like to set additional cookies to understand how you use GOV.UK, remember your settings and improve government services.
We also use cookies set by other sites to help us deliver content from their services.
You can change your cookie settings at any time.
Find information and services
Search for a department and find out what the government is doing
Departments, agencies and public bodies
News stories, speeches, letters and notices
Detailed guidance, regulations and rules
Reports, analysis and official statistics
Consultations and strategy
Data, Freedom of Information releases and corporate reports
The UK’s International Ambassador for Human Rights, Rita French delivered this statement during Haiti’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the Human Rights Council.
The United Kingdom is concerned by the deteriorating and volatile security situation in Haiti, and we are troubled by the particular health and economic vulnerabilities women and children continue to face, which has been acutely magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The UK renews our call to Haiti to tackle these issues by working constructively and cooperatively with the international community.
We recommend Haiti:
Continue to fund and tighten measures around anti-trafficking laws, including by establishing and implementing clear national guidelines for identifying and screening victims for first responders, to protect victims from being physically, emotionally, and sexually exploited;
Enact and implement laws to prohibit and prevent sexual and gender-based violence, and ensure perpetrators are brought to justice;
Ensure there are a sufficient number of properly trained police officers in prisons and detention facilities, and bring prison conditions in line with the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners.
Thank you.
Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.
To help us improve GOV.UK, we’d like to know more about your visit today. We’ll send you a link to a feedback form. It will take only 2 minutes to fill in. Don’t worry we won’t send you spam or share your email address with anyone.


What's your reaction?

In Love
Not Sure

You may also like

More in:Diaspora

Comments are closed.