Government might withhold aid to countries that prohibit homosexuality

Government might withhold aid to countries that prohibit homosexuality

Perth : United Kingdom | Oct 30, 2011 at 8:51 AM PDT
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The British Prime Minister expressed the intention to withhold aid from the United Kingdom to countries that prohibit homosexuality until legislation is reformed.

In an interview with the BBC and recorded in Perth, Australia, David Cameron explained that this possibility was discussed during a meeting of the Commonwealth, in which the issue of reform of human rights was one that did not receive the agreement of the countries that make up the organization

The chief executive claimed that the 'British aid should involve more conditions' of countries that receive them.

"The UK is one of the largest aid donor to the World. We want to see the countries that receive our aid policies adhere to human rights, "said Cameron.

Remember that forty-one of 54 members of the Commonwealth have laws prohibiting homosexuality.

Amnesty International has criticized the participating countries at the summit in three days for failing to adopt the recommendations for the legalization of homosexuality and the creation of the figure of a commissioner for democracy, the rule of law and human rights.

junaid1990 is based in Karāchi, Sind, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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