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The UK’s role in strengthening multilateral organisations

Inquiry

The ways in which states engage with multilateral organisations is changing. Increasingly, smaller groups of like-minded states are taking collective action to shape the agenda and influence policy. There has been a rise in influence of states who are members of multilateral organisations, but do not necessarily share all their values; this can lead to the exploitation of vulnerabilities for their own internal or foreign policy objectives.

This inquiry will focus on the role of the FCO in exerting the UKs influence within these organisations and examine how it might drive reform in order to reduce their vulnerability to abuse and misuse.

 

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Reports, special reports and government responses

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Oral evidence transcripts

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2 February 2021
Inquiry The UK’s role in strengthening multilateral organisations
Witnesses Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, James Kariuki (Multilateral Policy Director (outgoing) at Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office), Neil Briscoe (Head of UN and Multilateral Department at Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office), Beth Arthy (Head of Global Funds Department at Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office), HE Julian Braithwaite (Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN and other International Organisations (Geneva) at Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office), HE Neil Bush (Head of the OSCE Delegation at Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office), and Chris Jones (Director for International Co-operation on Criminal Matters at Home Office)
Committees Foreign Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
8 December 2020
Inquiry The UK’s role in strengthening multilateral organisations
Witnesses Angela Mudukuti (International Criminal Law and Human Rights Lawyer), and Anthony Dworkin (Senior Policy Fellow at European Council on Foreign Relations)
Committees Foreign Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
8 December 2020
Inquiry The UK’s role in strengthening multilateral organisations
Witnesses Sir Howard Morrison KCMG CBE QC (Appeals Judge at International Criminal Court), and Peter Lewis (Registrar at International Criminal Court)
Committees Foreign Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
MUO0019 - The UK’s role in strengthening multilateral organisations
Witnesses Mr. Joseph Worrall (International Election Observer at OSCE ODIHR)
Committees Foreign Affairs Committee
Written Evidence
MUO0034 - The UK’s role in strengthening multilateral organisations
Witnesses Hilary Wild
Committees Foreign Affairs Committee
Written Evidence
MUO0033 - The UK’s role in strengthening multilateral organisations
Witnesses Universal Rights Group
Committees Foreign Affairs Committee
Written Evidence