Civil society: concerns about UK’s lack of support for human rights recommendations

21 September 2017
60 groups have written to the Ministry of Justice, flagging their concern about the government’s lack of support of United Nations recommendations to improve and progress human rights here in the UK. The recommendations come …

21 September 2017 60 groups have written to the Ministry of Justice, flagging their concern about the government’s lack of support of United Nations recommendations to improve and progress human rights here in the UK. The recommendations come from the Universal Periodic Review, a UN process in which the human rights situation in all countries is monitored. Today, the UK government will appear in Geneva to formally confirm which recommendations it will support, and which it will not (by noting them). Organisations such as the Child Rights Alliance for England, the Mental Health Foundation, Stonewall, Welsh Women’s Aid and HIV Scotland have been joined by many others to express concern that: Only 42% of the 227 recommendations will be supported by the UK government. Similar Western European and Others countries support an average of 67% recommendations. Concern that recommendations which reflect issues raised by the Joint Civil Society Report (submitted by BIHR and 75 ...

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