Equality and Human Rights Commission report: Civil and political rights in the UK submission to the UN

The youth secure estate has seen a rise in self-harm incidents, failures to keep children in secure training centres and young offender institutions safe from physical or sexual abuse.

This is from the Equality and Human Rights Commission March 2020 report which looks at the state of civil and political rights in Great Britain.

The report finds:

  • There has not yet been a comprehensive independent investigation into allegations of torture or ill treatment of detainees held by other governments, in which UK security and intelligence agencies have been implicated, including by means of complicity
  • Since 2016, there has been a rapid increase in the use of deprivation of citizenship orders to deal with terrorist suspects. There are insufficient safeguards to ensure that citizenship deprivation will not render individuals stateless.
  • The UK has still not ratified the Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (known as the Istanbul Convention), and needs to put in place changes to law, policy and practice to enable ratification.

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