After British PM Boris Johnson signed the agreement for the UK to leave the European Union on January 31, 2020, the Chancellor of the Upper Hand Organization Mohamad Al-Mail sent an open letter to House of Commons on several human rights issues in the UK after the withdrawal and the implementation of Brexit, in which he outlined questions that he believed to be a real challenge to the UK’s positive human rights reputation for decades.
Mr Al-Mail says in his letter: “It is important for us to know how her Majesty’s government which is led by the Conservative Party, will deal with future challenges and risks regarding people’s rights.
We believe that the answer to our questions now are more important than ever, in order to focus on the values that unite people in our country, and to ensure that political forces go the right way which guarantees the rights of citizens and their well-being.”
The questions adopted by his MP from the Labor Party, Gareth Thomas, who in turn addressed him to the government of Her Majesty, centered on several separate points, such as providing the UK with military equipment and exports since the outbreak of the war in Yemen and elsewhere.
A question was raised about whether the UK will remain a party to the agreement. European
Commission for Human Rights after January 31st, on the Kingdom’s support for human rights activists facing persecution, and on UK efforts towards climate change.
On May 13, 2020, the Upper Hand Organization received a copy of the letter of reply, signed by Lord (Tariq) Ahmed Wimbledon, Minister of State for South Asia and the Commonwealth, and the PM’s special representative on preventing sexual violence in conflict, in which he confirmed: “Protecting and promoting universal human rights is and will remain a core part of our international diplomacy. Our departure from the European Union does not change this. It is the right thing to do, legally and morally. It is also the rational thing to do; human rights violations and abuses, and the absence of the rule of law, lead to unstable, less prosperous societies.”