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UN urges UK to improve human rights implementation - preview

The British government has been issued with a series of suggestions to improve its human rights record, reports Jez Smith

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International human rights experts have highlighted twenty-four areas in which the UK can improve its human rights standards


  • The UN Human Rights Committee made the recommendations last week at the end of its analysis of how well the UK is fulfilling its obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
  • The UK government was ordered to report back within a year on how they are dealing with four recommendations on: the inquiry into the death of Jean Charles de Menezes in 2005; the investigation of allegations of transit through its territory of rendition flights; the need to ensure that any terrorist suspect arrested should be promptly informed of any charge against them; and the necessity of combating anti-Muslim sentiment in society

  • Jez Smith

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