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[PDF] Amnesty Intl. UK rejoinder to UK Export Finance (UKEF) response

Author: Amnesty International UK, Published on: 30 July 2013

[UK Export Finance (UKEF)]...expresses disappointment that...[it] was not given the opportunity to comment on our briefing on the human rights failings of UKEF pre-publication. We have been engaging with UKEF and...the Minister for Trade and Investment, for some time on the issues raised in our report and their stock response is invariably the same - that UKEF does not need to address the human rights impacts of its activities except when required by the OECD agreement to which it adheres, the Common Approaches...Isn't it time UKEF changed its tune and treated each transaction and project it is asked to support on its merits? This would require an assessment of potential negative human rights impacts and development of mitigating action, regardless of whether it conforms with the very weak OECD Common Approaches standard for export credit agencies.

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