UK's Human Rights Record

The UN Human Rights Commissioner has published the draft report of the second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the UK’s human rights record, which assesses the human rights in this country.  The report touches on issues such as the UK’s anti-terrorism measures, the use of stop-and-search measures and the duration of pre-charge detention for suspected terrorists. The recommendations section covers many of the key areas of controversy over rights in the UK such as the use of “secret evidence”, rendition of suspected terrorists and the need to improve the access to legal advice for those that are detained. There were also calls to ratify numerous international treaties, and yet more to improve protection of the rights of children, and to prevent human trafficking.


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