Amnesty - UK Export Finance is sacrificing human rights on the altar of foreign trade

A new hard-hitting briefing from Amnesty International launched July 15 accuses the UK Government of allowing businesses to dip under the human rights radar when it comes to trade and investment. The 30-page document A history of neglect: UK Export Finance and human rights shines a light on a little known agency operating out of the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills – UK Export Finance (UKEF). Despite numerous Select Committee and Inquiry reports over the last five years recommending reforms to make it more transparent and accountable, successive governments have rejected those recommendations.

UKEF has responded to this report and Amnesty has counter-responded.