Jeremy Hunt, the Foreign Secretary, has confirmed the appointment of Rita French as the country’s first roving Human Rights Ambassador. The new ambassador will help lead efforts to improve human rights across the world.
Hunt said in a statement:
“As the UK enters a new chapter in its history I will work to ensure that our values are at the heart of all we do. Ambassador French’s new role will be central to our work in defending human rights across the globe. Standing up for human rights is not only the right thing – it helps to create a stable, more prosperous world.”
French said in a statement:
“Human rights are the essential foundations for a fair, open and transparent society. It is tragic that in too many countries these rights are violated and abused. I will speak up for human rights, providing a voice on the international stage for those who are not being represented. I also wish to form stronger partnerships with States, supporting their efforts to fulfil their human rights obligations.”