Thursday 6 August 2015

United Nations Human Rights 7th UK Report

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has issued its latest report relating to the United Kingdom - "Concluding observations on the 7th periodic report of the United Kingdom ..." (Ref: CCPR/C/GBR/CO/7).

The report contains a number of criticisms of the United Kingdom and makes some relevant recommendations.  In particular, the UN expressed concern at the government's plans to replace the Human Rights Act 1998.  A further serious concern relates to adequate investigation of events in Northern Ireland during "The Troubles."  The report is worth reading in full.

The Guardian 3rd August 2015 -  The legacy of The Troubles lives on ....

BBC News Northern Ireland 24th July 2015 - UN concern over Troubles legacy ....

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