This is the record of a colloquium on the role of human rights in the formulation of the foreign policies of the United Kingdom and the United States.
The conference, held in the Palace of Westminster on November 27 and 28, 1978, was the result of initiatives taken by the American Association for the ICJ, JUSTICE (British Section of the ICJ) and the British Institute for Human Rights. It brought together leading experts from both governments, interested parliamentarians, and selected representatives of nongovernmental human rights organizations.
It was the second in a series of meetings designed to further intergovernmental cooperation for the international protection of human rights. The first colloquium was held with the Canadian Government in Ottawa in December, 1977. The third is scheduled with representatives of the German Foreign Ministry, the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Overseas Development in Bonn on January 16 and 17, 1980.
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