Equality and Human Rights Commission update report: Torture in the UK

‘The UK Government should ensure that effective remedies are available in law and in practice for all victims of trafficking and exploitation, whatever their legal status’.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) published their May 2019 report (pdf) outlining their recommendations to the UK and Welsh governments regarding the UK’s record under the Convention Against Torture (CAT).

The report recommends:

  • The EU, the UK and Welsh Governments, where relevant, should ensure that there is no regression in the respect, protection and fulfilment of human rights as a result of changes to domestic legislation.
  • The UK Government should ensure that there is no ambiguity in the meaning of risk/serious risk.
  • The Welsh Government should consider the recommendations of the Commission on Justice in Wales that aim to improve access to justice and legal aid.

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