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International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

CERD is an international human rights treaty adopted in 1965. The UK ratified (agreed to follow) CERD in 1969....

UN treaty

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)

ICCPR is an international human rights treaty adopted in 1966. The UK ratified (agreed to follow) ICCPR in 1976....

UN treaty

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

CEDAW is an international human rights treaty adopted in 1979. The UK ratified (agreed to follow) CEDAW in 1986....

UN treaty

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

CRPD is an international human rights treaty adopted in 2006. The UK ratified (agreed to follow) CRPD in 2009....

UN treaty

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)

ICESCR is an international human rights treaty adopted in 1966. The UK ratified (agreed to follow) ICESCR in 1976....

UN treaty

Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

The UK takes part in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). This is a peer review process conducted by the...

UN treaty

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT)

CAT is an international human rights treaty adopted in 1966. The UK ratified (agreed to follow) CAT in 1988....

UN treaty

Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

CRC is an international human rights treaty adopted in 1989. The UK ratified (agreed to follow) CRC in 1991....

UN treaty

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.47

Government should: Ratify the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence ('Istanbul...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.51

Government should: Consider accepting the Kampala Amendments to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court on the crime...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.50

Government should: Ratify the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.49

Government should: Ratify the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.48

Government should: Make the necessary changes to ratify the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.43

Government should: Ratify the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence ('Istanbul...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.46

Government should: Ratify the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence ('Istanbul...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.45

Government should: Ratify the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence ('Istanbul...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.44

Government should: Ratify the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence ('Istanbul...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.42

Government should: Ratify the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.53

Government should: Put into practise the 1954 Convention on Statelessness, ensuring people in Britain without citizenship from another country...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.52

Government should: Ratify the Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity. Ratify...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.61

Government should: Make the CERD part of UK law. Incorporate the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.54

Government should: Cooperate with international human rights mechanisms. Pursue cooperation with the international human rights mechanisms (Côte...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.55

Government should: Involve civil society in decision-making processes, particularly regarding putting the present recommendations into practice. Listen to British...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.56

Government should: Make CERD part of UK law. Guarantee the applicability of the principles and doctrines of the International...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.57

Government should: Align all laws with international human rights standards. Align its norms to the human rights based approach...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.58

Government should: Make the CERD part of UK law. Further incorporate the International Convention on the Elimination of All...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.59

Government should: Coordinate and monitor how the CRC is put into practice at the local and national level. Establish...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.60

Government should: Make the CRC part of UK law. Integrate fully the principles and provisions of the Convention on...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 87

Government should: Put into practice the UN's previous recommendation on captured child soldiers for all under 18s: Ensure children...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.40

Government should: Ratify ILO Convention No. 189 on Domestic Workers. Ratify the ILO Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189)...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.62

Government should: Align all laws and policies with international human rights law and standards, including in the fight against...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.63

Government should: Engage in public debates on how international human rights standards are put into practice for all people...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.64

Government should: Make the CERD part of UK law. Ensure that the principles and provisions of the International Convention...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.65

Government should: Urgently make the CRC part of UK and devolved law. Speed up the adjustment of national legislation...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.41

Government should: Ratify ILO Convention No. 189 on Domestic Workers. Consider ratifying the ILO Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No....

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.32

Government should: Ratify the Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance. Ratify the International Convention for...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.39

Government should: Promptly ratify ILO Convention No. 169 on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples. Ratify promptly the Indigenous and Tribal...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.24

Government should: Ratify the Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.13

Government should: Promptly ratify the Optional Protocol to the ICCPR on a complaints procedure. Ratify promptly the Optional Protocol...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.14

Government should: Consider ratifying the Optional Protocol to the ICCPR on a complaints procedure. Consider ratification of the First...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.15

Government should: Withdraw reservations made under the ICESCR. Withdraw reservations from the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.16

Government should: Ratify the Optional Protocol to the ICESCR on a complaints procedure. Ratify the Optional Protocol to the...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.17

Government should: Approve the Optional Protocol to the CRC on a complaints procedure. Ratify the third optional protocol to...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.18

Government should: Consider ratifying the Optional Protocol to the CRC on a complaints procedure. Consider the ratification of the...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.19

Government should: Consider ratifying the Optional Protocol to the CRC on a complaints procedure. In order to further strengthen...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.20

Government should: Ratify the Optional Protocol to the CRC on a complaints procedure. Ratify the Optional Protocol to the...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.21

Government should: Consider ratifying the Optional Protocol to the CRC on a complaints procedure. Consider ratifying the Optional Protocol...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.22

Government should: Remove the interpretive declaration under article 1 of the Optional Protocol to the CRC relating to children's...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.23

Government should: Ratify the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.25

Government should: Consider ratifying any outstanding human rights treaties. Consider ratifying those international human rights instruments it had not...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.38

Government should: Consider ratifying the Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance. Continue its work on...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.26

Government should: Ratify the Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.27

Government should: Ratify the Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.28

Government should: Ratify the Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.29

Government should: Consider ratifying the Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.30

Government should: Consider ratifying the Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.31

Government should: Ratify the Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance. Ratify the International Convention for...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.67

Government should: Guarantee any proposed British Bill of Rights would be additional to the European Convention on Human Rights...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.33

Government should: Ratify the Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance. Sign and accede to the...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.34

Government should: Ratify the Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance. Accede to the International Convention...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.35

Government should: Ratify the Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance to show commitment to tackling...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.36

Government should: Consider ratifying the Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance. Consider ratification of the...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.37

Government should: Consider ratifying the Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance. Continue considering adhering to...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.66

Government should: Involve all stakeholders in the drafting and adoption of the British Bill of Rights, especially members of...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.75

Government should: Ensure any proposal for a new British Bill of Rights maintains and improves current human rights protections....

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.68

Government should: Ensure any legal changes do not reduce the human rights protections provided by the Human Rights Act....

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.110

Government should: Improve policies to tackle hate crime, particularly crimes motivated by race and religion. Share any successful strategies...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.99

Government should: Do more to end hate speech, and to help migrants integrate into communities. Adopt measures to condemn...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.100

Government should: Put into practice the 'Hate Crime Action Plan' to reduce racially and religiously motivated crimes. Ensure efficient...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.101

Government should: Continue promoting cultural understanding to end hate crime against social minorities. Continue to implement measures such as...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.102

Government should: Do more to end racial hatred, which leads to hate crimes. Take additional serious measures to eliminate...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.103

Government should: Do more to tackle the sharp increase in hate-related crimes, especially those involving young people. Take appropriate...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.104

Government should: Take further action to end hate crimes. Better identify potential targets and vulnerable communities, improve surveillance and...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.105

Government should: Collect data to better understand the scale and severity of hate crimes, and to assess the impact...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.106

Government should: Collect data to better understand the scale and severity of hate crimes, and to assess the impact...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.107

Government should: Do more to end incitement to hatred by some British tabloid newspapers, in line with authorities' obligations...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.108

Government should: Monitor hate crime and discrimination cases, following the adoption of the Hate Crime Action Plan (2016). Continue...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.109

Government should: Do more to end incitement to hatred within British mass media, in line with international standards. Take...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.111

Government should: Work with parliamentarians, human rights institutions and civil society organisations to better protect ethnic and religious minorities,...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.97

Government should: Take further action to prevent intolerance based on nationality and race. Take effective measures to prevent manifestations...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.112

Government should: Do more to end racism and hate speech by encouraging dialogue and cooperation between different religions and...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.113

Government should: Assess the impact of the 'Hate Crime Action Plan'. Prepare a report on the impact of the...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.114

Government should: Tackle the increase in violent hate crimes. Take further steps to halt and reverse the increase in...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.115

Government should: Take further action to end religious hate crime. Ensure minority groups can access justice. Adopt effective measures...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.116

Government should: Do more to end hate crime and xenophobia. Redoubling efforts and measures to combat hate crimes and...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.117

Government should: Do more to support victims of discrimination and hatred, especially religious hatred, and to raise awareness of...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.118

Government should: Strengthen laws to tackle racial discrimination, xenophobia and hate crimes. Address racial discrimination, xenophobia and hate crimes...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.119

Government should: Review the impact of the 2016 'Hate Crime Action Plan'. Review the approaches of criminal justice agencies...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.120

Government should: Take further action to end prejudices and punish crimes motivated by xenophobia. Continue strengthening measures to combat...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.121

Government should: Guarantee the rights of refugees and migrants. Take further action to combat hate crime. Effectively guarantee the...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.122

Government should: Take action to combat racism and hate crimes. Ensure victims can access redress and compensation. Adopt measures...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.123

Government should: Take further action to combat increasing hate speech, islamophobia and hate crimes on the basis of race....

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.98

Government should: Raise awareness to end violence and discrimination against ethnic minorities and foreigners. Take the necessary measures to...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.96

Government should: Take further action to end discrimination, and promote equal political, social and economic rights of ethnic minority...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.69

Government should: Ensure any new human rights laws have the same legal effects and scope as the Human Rights...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.81

Government should: Do more to end all discrimination and inequality. Further reinforce measures to combat all forms of discrimination...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.70

Government should: Ensure any legal changes, such as a new Bill of Rights, maintain the same level of protections...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.71

Government should: Ensure any new Bill of Rights does not remove or weaken the current human rights protections. Ensure...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.72

Government should: Ensure a new British Bill of Rights does not reduce the current human rights protections. Take all...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.73

Government should: Ensure any human rights reforms do not reduce the current human rights protections, and do not affect...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.74

Government should: Continue its commitment to international human rights law. Ensure people are fully consulted on any new Bill...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.11

Government should: Ratify the Optional Protocol to the ICCPR on a complaints procedure. Ratify the First Optional Protocol to...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.76

Government should: Fully consult the public before replacing the Human Rights Act (1998). In leaving the European Union, ensure...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.77

Government should: Ensure any changes to human rights laws do not weaken human rights protections. Ensure that changes in...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.78

Government should: In leaving the European Union, ensure human rights standards are maintained in the UK, and take into...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.79

Government should: Adopt a national action plan on human rights. Adopt a national action plan on human rights...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.80

Government should: Urgently take action to monitor any negative impacts on human rights of British companies operating abroad, particularly...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.82

Government should: Do more to end racism, xenophobia and islamophobia. End discrimination against migrants. Avoid detaining asylum seekers and...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.95

Government should: Do more to tackle inequalities faced by ethnic minorities and combat discrimination. ake effective measures to address...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.83

Government should: Enforce laws on equality and non-discrimination and end prejudice, xenophobia and violence against women and girls. Ensure...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.84

Government should: Do more to put an end to negative stereotypes in the media, especially against lesbian, gay, bisexual,...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.85

Government should: Tackle religious hatred, discrimination, hostility and violence in both political discourse and in the media. Tackle advocacy...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.86

Government should: Stop putting pressure on mass media, for example by closing their bank accounts. Stop the pressure on...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.87

Government should: Take further action to end discrimination against ethnic and religious minorities. Review and strengthen current policies and...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.88

Government should: Take further action to end racism and xenophobia. Make the CERD part of UK law. Take further...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.89

Government should: Consult with Gypsy, Traveller and Roma communities and tackle the problems they face, including discrimination and stigmatisation....

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.90

Government should: Do more to prevent discrimination against minorities, specifically the Roma community. Ensure that the Government of the...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.91

Government should: Develop a UK-wide strategy for better integrating Gypsies, Travellers and Roma into society. That the State and...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.92

Government should: Enforce and strengthen laws to end racism and discrimination against Gypsies, nomads and Roma. Strengthen and activate...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.93

Government should: Develop an action plan to put into practice the work of the Decade of People of African...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.94

Government should: Develop a strategy to tackle inequalities faced by ethnic minorities. Develop a comprehensive strategy to address inequalities...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.12

Government should: Consider ratifying further Optional Protocols on complaints procedures. Take necessary steps to allow individual complaints mechanisms under...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.2

Government should: Ratify any outstanding human rights treaties and optional protocols. Harmonise human rights laws across the UK's territories....

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.10

Government should: Consider ratifying the Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of...

UN recommendation

CERD concluding observations 2016, paragraph 17

Government should: Remove its interpretative declaration on CERD article 4. The Committee also reiterates its recommendation that the State...

UN recommendation

CAT concluding observations 2019, paragraph 63

Government should: Increase efforts to investigate alleged hate crimes and to prosecute perpetrators. These efforts should include improved training...

UN recommendation

CAT concluding observations 2019, paragraph 65

Government should: (a) Ensure that the parents or guardians of intersex children receive impartial counselling and psychological and social...

UN recommendation

CAT concluding observations 2019, paragraph 66

Government should: Submit an update to the UN, by 17 May 2020, on progress made in implementing the Committee...

UN recommendation

CAT concluding observations 2019, paragraph 67

Government should: Consider making a declaration, in line with article 22 of the CAT, to allow the Committee against...

UN recommendation

CAT concluding observations 2019, paragraph 68

Government should: Share the UK's report to the UN and the Committee against Torture's recommendations widely, through official websites,...

UN recommendation

CAT concluding observations 2019, paragraph 69

Government should: Submit the UK's next (seventh) report to the UN by 17 May 2023. The UN will send...

UN recommendation

CERD concluding observations 2016, paragraph 8

Government should: make CERD part of UK and devolved law, and: (a) Ensure caste-based discrimination is banned by immediately...

UN recommendation

CERD concluding observations 2016, paragraph 10

Government should: Consult the public on plans to repeal the Human Rights Act and on the proposal for a...

UN recommendation

CERD concluding observations 2016, paragraph 12

Government should: Ensure any budget cuts or legal changes to the mandates of the UK's national human rights institutions...

UN recommendation

CERD concluding observations 2016, paragraph 14

Government should: Ensure governments across the UK and all overseas territories routinely collect and publish data disaggregated by ethnicity...

UN recommendation

CERD concluding observations 2016, paragraph 16

Government should: (a) Investigate all reported racist hate crimes, prosecute perpetrators and provide remedies for victims. (b) Collect disaggregated...

UN recommendation

CERD concluding observations 2016, paragraph 19

Government should: Review the use of existing counter-terrorism measures (in particular the 'prevent duty' under the Counter-Terrorism and Security...

UN recommendation

CAT concluding observations 2019, paragraph 59

Government should: (a) Improve efforts to investigate claims of human trafficking, prosecute perpetrators and ensure that victims obtain compensation....

UN recommendation

CERD concluding observations 2016, paragraph 21

Government should: Ensure members of ethnic minorities can access fair and effective legal aid across the UK and in...

UN recommendation

CERD concluding observations 2016, paragraph 23

Government should: Adopt a national action plan to combat discrimination against people of African descent, in partnership with communities...

UN recommendation

CERD concluding observations 2016, paragraph 25

Government should: (a) Develop a strategy (in consultation with Gypsy, Traveller and Roma communities) to address the challenges they...

UN recommendation

CERD concluding observations 2016, paragraph 27

Government should: Ensure the governments of Northern Ireland and Wales regularly review the impact of stop and search powers...

UN recommendation

CERD concluding observations 2016, paragraph 29

Government should: Investigate the disproportionate number of black people and people of ethnic minorities within the criminal justice system...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 19

Government should: (a) Revise the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights to make businesses consider their impact...

UN recommendation

CERD concluding observations 2016, paragraph 31

Government should: Take steps to ensure people belonging to ethnic minorities have full access to quality health care. Take...

UN recommendation

CERD concluding observations 2016, paragraph 33

Government should: Collect disaggregated employment and activity data on people from ethnic minority groups. Take further steps to tackle...

UN recommendation

CERD concluding observations 2016, paragraph 35

Government should: (a) Take further action to end all racist bullying and harassment in schools. Make schools collect data...

UN recommendation

CERD concluding observations 2016, paragraph 37

Government should: Consider intersectional discrimination when taking steps to combat racism and sectarianism. Provide information, in the UK's next...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 20

Government should: Raise the minimum age of marriage to 18 years across all devolved administrations and overseas territories. The...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 22

Government should: (a) Consider expanding the law to protect all under 18s from age-based discrimination. (b) Regularly review the...

UN recommendation

CAT concluding observations 2019, paragraph 61

Government should: Consider ways to encourage migrant domestic workers to report abuse or ill-treatment to authorities, including giving migrant...

UN recommendation

CAT concluding observations 2019, paragraph 57

Government should: (a) Take steps to address the low prosecution and conviction rates for domestic abuse and sexual violence....

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 23

Government should: Urgently tackle the ‘intolerance of childhood’ and negative public attitudes towards children, especially teenagers, in society and...

UN recommendation

CAT concluding observations 2019, paragraph 27

Government should: (a) Develop compulsory training for public officials that covers the content of the CAT. (b) Ensure that...

UN recommendation

CEDAW concluding observations 2019, paragraph 64

Government should: Provide a written report on the steps it has taken to implement the recommendations in paragraphs 13,...

UN recommendation

CEDAW concluding observations 2019, paragraph 61

Government should: Use the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action to help implemement the provisions of CEDAW. The Committee...

UN recommendation

CAT concluding observations 2019, paragraph 9

Government should: Ensure that the CAT is made part of UK law. Tell the UN about any cases in...

UN recommendation

CAT concluding observations 2019, paragraph 11

Government should: Ensure that any future changes to human rights laws do not reduce the current legal protections against...

UN recommendation

CAT concluding observations 2019, paragraph 13

Government should: Repeal Section 134 (4) and (5) of the Criminal Justice Act 1988, which allow certain defences for...

UN recommendation

CAT concluding observations 2019, paragraph 15

Government should: Collect and publish disaggregated data on all complaints and reports of torture or ill-treatment received by government...

UN recommendation

CAT concluding observations 2019, paragraph 17

Government should: Set out in law the role and powers of the United Kingdom’s National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) and...

UN recommendation

CAT concluding observations 2019, paragraph 19

Government should: (a) Ensure that all cases of violence, including sexual assault, against children in detention are investigated quickly...

UN recommendation

CAT concluding observations 2019, paragraph 21

Government should: (a) Continue to improve conditions and reduce overcrowding in prisons and other detention facilities, including through the...

UN recommendation

CAT concluding observations 2019, paragraph 23

Government should: Raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility. Adapt the youth justice system in line with advice issued...

UN recommendation

CAT concluding observations 2019, paragraph 25

Government should: (a) Provide the UN with detailed information about all deaths in custody and the causes of those...

UN recommendation

CAT concluding observations 2019, paragraph 29

Government should: Ensure that the use of electrical discharge weapons (tasers) follows the principles of necessity, subsidiarity, proportionality, advance...

UN recommendation

CAT concluding observations 2019, paragraph 55

Government should: (a) Ensure that caseworkers properly consider statements from health professionals about torture victims and other people who...

UN recommendation

CAT concluding observations 2019, paragraph 31

Government should: Take steps to prevent torture in any territory under the effective control of the State, not only...

UN recommendation

CAT concluding observations 2019, paragraph 33

Government should: Set up an independent public inquiry to investigate allegations of torture and ill-treatment by UK staff in...

UN recommendation

CAT concluding observations 2019, paragraph 35

Government should: Immediately set up an inquiry into alleged acts of torture and ill-treatment of detainees held overseas committed...

UN recommendation

CAT concluding observations 2019, paragraph 37

Government should: Review the ‘Consolidated Guidance to Intelligence Officers and Service Personnel on the Detention and Interviewing of Detainees...

UN recommendation

CAT concluding observations 2019, paragraph 39

Government should: (a) Improve training for government officials who make decisions about statelessness. Carry out regular reviews of the...

UN recommendation

CAT concluding observations 2019, paragraph 41

Government should: (a) Urgently implement the Stormont House Agreement, which was adopted by the British and Irish Governments and...

UN recommendation

CAT concluding observations 2019, paragraph 43

Government should: (a) Promptly investigate cases of paramilitary violence, including against children, in Northern Ireland. Ensure that perpetrators are...

UN recommendation

CAT concluding observations 2019, paragraph 45

Government should: (a) Take urgent steps to provide redress, including compensation and rehabilitation, for victims identified by the Historical...

UN recommendation

CAT concluding observations 2019, paragraph 47

Government should: Ensure that all women and girls in the UK, including Northern Ireland, can access abortions in situations...

UN recommendation

CAT concluding observations 2019, paragraph 49

Government should: (a) Consider creating a specialist unit in the Metropolitan Police and Crown Prosecution Service to strengthen the...

UN recommendation

CAT concluding observations 2019, paragraph 51

Government should: Consider changing the law to ensure that all victims of torture are able to access remedy and...

UN recommendation

CAT concluding observations 2019, paragraph 53

Government should: (a) Provide the UN with detailed data on asylum applications that involve torture claims and the outcomes...

UN recommendation

CERD concluding observations 2016, paragraph 39

Government should: Set a legal time limit for immigration detention. Ensure detention is used only as a last resort,...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 25

Government should: End discriminatory laws in overseas territories against children who are 'non-belongers', including migrant children, and children born...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.9

Government should: Consider ratifying the Optional Protocol to the ICCPR on a complaints procedure. Consider ratifying the Optional Protocol...

UN recommendation

CERD concluding observations 2016, paragraph 46

Government should: Consider ratifying the remaining human rights treaties: the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 79

Government should: Align the UK's juvenile justice systems in line with UN advice and: (a) Increase the age of...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 81

Government should: Always video record interviews with child victims/witnesses during investigation. Permit the interviews as evidence in court. The...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 83

Government should: (a) Ensure all under 18s are protected from prostitution, pornography and trafficking. Ensure UK laws can also...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 85

Government should: (a) Consider raising the UK army minimum recruitment age to 18. (b) Prevent the targeting and recruitment...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 88

Government should: Ratify the Optional Protocol to the CRC on a complaints procedure to allow children who feel their...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 89

Government should: Ratify the remaining core human rights treaties: the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 90

Government should: Work with the Council of Europe to make the CRC and other human rights treaties a reality...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 91

Government should: Take steps to put into practice these recommendations. Make future state reports to the UN available in...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 92

Government should: Submit the UK's next report to the UN by 14 January 2022. The Committee invites the State...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 93

Government should: Update its common core document to the UN The Committee also invites the State party to submit...

UN recommendation

CERD concluding observations 2016, paragraph 45

Government should: Fully consult with civil society organisations when preparing the UK's next State Report, and in the follow-up...

UN recommendation

CERD concluding observations 2016, paragraph 47

Government should: Include in the UK's next State Report specific measures taken nationally to implement the Durban Declaration and...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 77

Government should: Consider UN advice on unaccompanied and separated children and: (a) Collect and publish data on the number...

UN recommendation

CERD concluding observations 2016, paragraph 48

Government should: Within one year of adopting the present recommendations, provide an update to the CERD Committee on progress...

UN recommendation

CERD concluding observations 2016, paragraph 49

Government should: In the UK's next State Report, provide detailed information on steps taken to implement in particular the...

UN recommendation

CERD concluding observations 2016, paragraph 50

Government should: Widely distribute the State Reports and the present recommendations. The Committee recommends that the State party’s reports...

UN recommendation

CERD concluding observations 2016, paragraph 51

Government should: Submit the UK's next report to the UN by 6 April 2020. The Committee recommends that the...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.1

Government should: Consider allowing people who feel their rights have been breached to take complaints to the UN by...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.125

Government should: Review the Equality Act in relation to to gender identity, and ensure intersex people can access health...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.3

Government should: Ratify any outstanding human rights treaties and optional protocols. Consider ratifying those international human rights instruments that...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.4

Government should: Urgently complete the review of reservations made to human rights treaties. Step up the process of reviewing...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.5

Government should: Remove the reservation under CERD article 4 (on propaganda and incitement to racial hatred and discrimination). Lift...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.6

Government should: Ratify ILO Convention No. 189 on Domestic Workers. Ratify the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189)...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.7

Government should: Ratify the Optional Protocols to ICESCR and the CRC on complaints procedures; and the International Convention for...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.8

Government should: Consider ratifying the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance. Consider ratifying the...

UN recommendation

CERD concluding observations 2016, paragraph 44

Government should: Make the optional declaration under CERD article 14, recognising the Committee's ability to consider individual complaints. The...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 75

Government should: (a) In line with UN advice on children's right to rest, leisure, play and cultural life, ensure...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 27

Government should: (a) Ensure children's best interests are prioritised in all policies, laws and legal proceedings affecting them. Consider...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 47

Government should: (a) In line with UN advice on harmful practices, ensure that marriage of 16 and 17-year-olds is...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 29

Government should: (a) Tackle the root causes of infant and child mortality, including deprivation and inequality. (b) Carry out...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 31

Government should: (a) Systematically and meaningfully involve children in decision making, both locally and nationally, in all matters relating...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 33

Government should: Consult children on the voting age. If lowered, strengthen human rights education and early awareness of rights...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 34

Government should: Revise local laws and the British Nationality Act in overseas territories to secure migrant children's right to...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 36

Government should: Abolish any legal obligation to attend collective worship in state-funded schools. Guarantee children's right to freely decide...

UN recommendation

CERD concluding observations 2016, paragraph 41

Government should: Ensure CERD applies in all territories, including the British Indian Ocean Territory. Fully consult with the Chagossians...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 37

Government should: Guarantee children’s right to freedom of movement and peaceful assembly by: (a) Banning the use of acoustic...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 38

Government should: (a) Ban non-statutory stop-and-search checks against children. (b) Ensure statutory stop-and-search checks are proportionate (considering the age...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 40

Government should: Consider UN advice on children's right to freedom from all forms of violence and: (a) Ban the...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 41

Government should: (a) In line with UN advice, urgently ban physical punishment in the family. (b) Ensure that physical...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 43

Government should: (a) Revise the Children and Young Persons Act (1933) to protect all under 18s from abuse and...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 45

Government should: (a) Collect and publish disaggregated data on child exploitation and abuse. Make reporting on child exploitation and...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 49

Government should: (a) Tackle bullying and violence in schools, through teaching human rights, building respect for diversity and improving...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 73

Government should: (a) Take action to reduce the impact of social background or disabilities on children's achievements in school....

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 51

Government should: Assess the impact on children's rights of funding cuts for childcare and family support. Review family support...

UN recommendation

CERD concluding observations 2016, paragraph 43

Government should: Provide, in the UK's next State Report, updated and detailed information on the steps being taken to...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 53

Government should: Ensure poverty is never the sole reason for removing a child from parental care, consider UN advice...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 55

Government should: (a) Ensure child protection authorities are informed when a parent is imprisoned, to prevent children being left...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 57

Government should: Adopt a human rights-based approach to disability, set up a strategy for the inclusion of disabled children...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 59

Government should: Develop strategies on improving child health in line with UN advice on children's right to health and:...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 61

Government should: (a) Collect data on child mental health, paying particular attention to children in vulnerable situations. (b) Adequately...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 63

Government should: (a) Collect and publish data on psychotropic drugs (Ritalin, Concerta etc.) prescribed to children. (b) Ensure drugs...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 65

Government should: (a) Put in place a comprehensive sexual and reproductive health policy for adolescents, focusing on improving equality...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 67

Government should: (a) Collect data on child nutrition (including on breastfeeding and weight problems) to identify the causes of...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 69

Government should: (a) Make laws and adequately fund steps to cut air pollution. (b) Make children’s rights the focus...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 71

Government should: (a) End child poverty and ensure accountability (including through concrete targets). Monitor and report results. (b) Put...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.124

Government should: End discrimination against same-sex couples in Northern Ireland by aligning the law with the rest of the...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.134

Government should: Train public officials (particularly the police and the military) in human rights, including on the excessive use...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.126

Government should: Make human rights the focus of the forthcoming Emissions Reduction Plan. Adopt a rights-based approach to its...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.163

Government should: Ensure the welfare of all members of society, including migrants. Ensure the welfare of all segments of...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.164

Government should: Devise policies to help disadvantaged families, in particular children, to boost social mobility. Provide more targeted social...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.165

Government should: Ensure equality laws benefit the most disadvantaged in society. Simplify, harmonize and reinforce the current legal norms...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.166

Government should: Do more so that disadvantaged people can access public, social and health services. Strengthen measures to foster...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.167

Government should: Consult on the possibility of a universal basic income, replacing the current social protection system. As a...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.168

Government should: Develop strategies to end the poverty of about four million children, as highlighted in shadow reports to...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.169

Government should: Further strengthen the Equality Act, particularly to provide better health services to disadvantaged groups such as migrants....

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.170

Government should: Ensure the abortion law in Northern Ireland is in line with international human rights law. Decriminalise abortion...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.171

Government should: Provide reproductive health care for all women and girls, in line with CEDAW. Government should: Provide reproductive...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.172

Government should: Ensure the abortion law in Northern Ireland is in line with international human rights law. Decriminalise abortion...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.173

Government should: Encourage Northern Ireland to align its law on sexual and reproductive health services and rights with the...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.174

Government should: Do more to promote racial equality and social inclusion in Northern Ireland's education system. Step up efforts...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.175

Government should: Follow-up with employers on their reports on gender pay gaps. With regard to the reporting mechanism on...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.177

Government should: Tackle long-standing discrimination against women in political, economic and social settings, particularly regarding the gender pay gap...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.176

Government should: Tackle discrimination against women, particularly in the labour market, and the gender pay gap. Address the problem...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.178

Government should: Urgently address gender, racial and ethnic discrimination. Make the CERD part of UK law. Pay priority attention...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.179

Government should: Take further action to end discrimination against women in the labour market. Take necessary measures to eliminate...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.192

Government should: Take further action to end child poverty. Assess the impacts of welfare reform on children from disadvantaged...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.180

Government should: Do more to tackle violence against women and girls. Exert more efforts to combat or to counter...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.181

Government should: Adopt laws, especially in Northern Ireland, to tackle domestic violence. Ensure all cases of domestic violence are...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.182

Government should: Take a joined-up approach to preventing violence against women and girls, including harmful practices. Ensure a holistic...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.183

Government should: Combat violence against women and girls, in particular domestic violence. Combat violence against women and girls, in...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.184

Government should: Continue tackling discrimination and violence against women and girls. Continue efforts to combat discrimination on any ground...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.185

Government should: Continue efforts to tackle domestic violence throughout the UK. Continue its positive efforts to reduce domestic violence...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.186

Government should: Tackle violence against women. Take further action to combat sexual exploitation and sexual crimes against children. Effectively...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.187

Government should: Take further action to tackle domestic violence. Take steps to protect children from the negative impacts of...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.188

Government should: Strengthen laws in relation to forced marriage and female genital mutilation. Strengthen its legislative framework by including...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.189

Government should: Make children’s rights the focus of climate change strategies and highlight the risks they face in the...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.190

Government should: Review British immigration laws and ensure they are in line with the CRC. Reviewing the laws on...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.191

Government should: Take further action to end child poverty, and align laws with the CRC. Increase efforts to eliminate...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.193

Government should: Ban physical punishment in the family in all devolved administrations and overseas territories. Remove all legal defences...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.194

Government should: Ensure physical punishment is banned in all educational and other institutions, and in the care system. Ensure...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.195

Government should: Ban physical punishment in all settings, including the family. Prohibit corporal punishment in all settings, including the...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.196

Government should: Consider changing laws on the physical punishment of children. Reconsider its position on the legality of corporal...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.197

Government should: Ban the physical punishment of children to protect them from violence. Ban corporal punishment of children to...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.198

Government should: Consider banning the physical punishment of children. Ensure it is banned in all educational and other institutions,...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.199

Government should: Ban all physical punishment of children, in line with the CRC. Take further actions in protecting the...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.200

Government should: Develop and put into practice joined-up strategies to combat child exploitation and abuse. Develop and implement comprehensive...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.201

Government should: Fully investigate all cases of sexual violence against children by high-level officials, and prosecute the perpetrators. Complete...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.127

Government should: Introduce laws to hold UK companies to account for human rights violations and environmental damages across the...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.207

Government should: Consider raising the age of criminal responsibility, in line with international standards. In line with the recommendations...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.157

Government should: Continue negotiating transitional justice issues in Northern Ireland, and put into practice transitional justice elements of the...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.158

Government should: Do more to cut the prison population, while improving prisoner safety. Take concrete measures to reduce the...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.159

Government should: Develop a plan to improve deteriorating conditions in UK prisons. Tackle rising assaults and killings among prisoners....

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.160

Government should: Review prison conditions to make them safer places. Consider developing an action plan to address increases in...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.161

Government should: Remove the ban on prisoner voting, in line with the rulings of international courts. Revoke the blanket...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.162

Government should: Continue improving the treatment of prisoners. Continue its efforts to improve treatment of inmates...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.202

Government should: Do more to reduce violence and sexual exploitation against children. Take more measures to fight against sexual...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.203

Government should: Put an end to life sentences for minors, in line with the CRC. Abolish the life sentence...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.204

Government should: Consider ending automatic life sentences for offenders aged under 18. Consider abolishing the mandatory imposition of life...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.205

Government should: Raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility to meet international standards. End automatic life sentences for offenders...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.206

Government should: Consider changing the minimum age of criminal responsibility. Consider revising the minimum age of criminal responsibility...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.208

Government should: Raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility, in line with international standards. Raise the minimum age of...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.155

Government should: Take further action to return illicit funds and proceeds of corruption to their countries of origin. Cooperate...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.209

Government should: Do more to support disabled people in finding work. Implement measures in support of enhanced participation of...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.210

Government should: Protect indigenous people's right to self-determination in their home territories, in line with the UN Charter. Enable...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.211

Government should: Respect the principles of the UN Charter. Respect the principles and purposes of the Charter of the...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.212

Government should: Stop evicting indigenous people from the territories they occupy. Stop the forced evictions of indigenous peoples in...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.213

Government should: Review the Immigration Act (2016) and put it in line with the CRC. Review the 2016 Immigration...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.214

Government should: Develop policies to aid social integration, especially for migrants and refugees. Develop social integration policies, especially for...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.215

Government should: Update immigration laws to limit the amount of time migrants and asylum seekers can be detained. Consider...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.216

Government should: Continue promoting the rights of migrants in the UK. Continue and strengthen the promotion of the rights...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.156

Government should: Provide coroners with all necessary resources to conduct prompt and impartial investigations into deaths linked to the...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.153

Government should: Consider aligning its corporate criminal liability law with international human rights law. Ensure UK companies operating abroad...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.139

Government should: Put the victims at the heart of its strategy to combat human trafficking (especially of women and...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.128

Government should: Review counter-terrorism measures which target people or groups based on race, ethnic background or religion, including Muslims...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.129

Government should: Evaluate its anti-terrorism strategy, taking into account international human rights obligations, and assess its impacts on human...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.130

Government should: Ensure that when force is used in the fight against terrorism it respects the UN Charter and...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.131

Government should: Ensure the planned counter-extremism bill aligns with international law and does not single out certain organisations based...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.132

Government should: To protect the right to life, carefully assess selling arms to countries where they are likely to...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.133

Government should: Consider including in the UK's next State Report what steps have been taken to identify risks of...

UN recommendation

CEDAW concluding observations 2019, paragraph 62

Government should: Share the recommendations of the Committee widely across all levels of government and public bodies, as well...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.135

Government should: Speep up the investigation into allegations of British military personnel involvement in the ill-treatment of civilians and...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.136

Government should: Update the 1988 Criminal Justice Act and ban all forms of torture, including removing so-called 'escape clauses'....

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.137

Government should: Comply with international standards regarding detainees’ rights and the conditions of detention. Cydymffurfio gyda safonau rhyngwladol parthed...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.138

Government should: Introduce policies to prevent trafficking in women and girls. Guarantee a fair trial to victims of trafficking....

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.140

Government should: Fully investigate cases of human trafficking and punish the perpetrators. Investigate thoroughly incidents of trafficking in human...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.152

Government should: Protect the family as a core unit of society. Provide protection to the family as a natural...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.141

Government should: Strengthen the National Referral Mechanism to identify and support human trafficking victims. Reinforce the National Referral Mechanism...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.142

Government should: Adopt a comprehensive strategy to combat trafficking in women and girls. Reinforce the National Referral Mechanism to...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.143

Government should: Strengthen measures to combat human trafficking, and ensure protection and support for victims. Strengthen the national framework...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.144

Government should: Strengthen measures to combat human trafficking (specifically of women and girls), and to support and rehabilitate victims....

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.145

Government should: Monitor the implementation of the 2015 Modern Slavery Act, including its affect on combating trafficking in women...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.146

Government should: Continue combating human trafficking and protecting child victims. Continue strengthening the positive measures taken to combat the...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.147

Government should: Continue combating human trafficking and all forms of slavery. Continue efforts to fight human trafficking and all...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.148

Government should: Strengthen the protection of citizens, and their right to privacy, in the Investigatory Powers Bill (2016). Strengthen...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.149

Government should: Align all surveillance laws with international human rights standards. Ensure all communications surveillance is necessary and proportionate....

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.150

Government should: Ensure surveillance laws do not breach the rights to privacy, intimacy and freedom of expression. Ensure that...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.151

Government should: Consider changing the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 to protect the right to privacy. Ban mass surveillance and...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.154

Government should: To guarantee justice for all, ensure appropriate legal aid is available, particularly for the most marginalised groups...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.217

Government should: Update immigration laws to limit the amount of time migrants and asylum seekers can be detained. Ensure...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.224

Government should: Put into practice recommendations of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention and the Human Rights Committee...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.221

Government should: Align the UK Immigration Act 2016 with international human rights law, including the CRC. Improve on the...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.222

Government should: Change the law to help reunite child asylum seekers and refugees in the UK with their families....

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.223

Government should: Take action to ensure unaccompanied children who are refugees or resettled in the UK can be reunited...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.225

Government should: Protect people without citizenship of another country and speed up the process of granting British nationality in...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.226

Government should: Fully respect the sovereignty of Mauritius and recognise the right of resettlement of the Chagossians in line...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.227

Government should: Apologise to the peoples and countries it colonised or attacked, and offer financial compensation. Apologize to the...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.220

Government should: Revise laws and policies to protect the human rights of female domestic migrant workers, particularly when their...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.218

Government should: Ban the indefinite detention of migrants and find alternatives to detention. ncorporate a prohibition to indefinite detention...

UN recommendation

UPR recommendations 2017, paragraph 134.219

Government should: Like other European countries, limit the amount of time migrants and asylum seekers can be detained. Ensure...

UN recommendation

CEDAW concluding observations 2019, paragraph 63

Governent should: Ratify international human rights instruments it has not yet agreed to be bound by, including the International...

UN recommendation

CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 77

Government should: Share the recommendations widely among disabled people, their families and organisations, including in sign language and accessible...

UN recommendation

CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 73

Government should: Within one year of adopting the present recommendations, provide an update to the CRPD Committee on progress...

UN recommendation

CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 74

Government should: Set up a process for implementing and acting on the CRPD Committee's recommendations following its inquiry into...

UN recommendation

CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 75

Government should: Implement the present recommendations and distribute them to members of Government and Parliament, relevant ministries, devolved administrations,...

UN recommendation

CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 76

Government should: Involve, and provide funding for, disabled people's organisations in preparing the next periodic report. The Committee strongly...

UN recommendation

CEDAW concluding observations 2019, paragraph 65

Government should: Submit its next report to the Committee in March 2023, following the harmonized guidelines on reporting under...

UN recommendation

CEDAW concluding observations 2019, paragraph 66

Government should: Submit its next report to the Committee in March 2023, following the harmonised guidelines on reporting under...

UN recommendation

CEDAW concluding observations 2019, paragraph 58

Government should: (a) Provide enough resources to effectively implement the Female Offender Strategy for England and Wales and ensure...

UN recommendation

ICESCR concluding observations 2016, paragraph 28

Government should: Consider UN advice on the equal right of men and women to economic, social and cultural rights....

UN recommendation

ICESCR concluding observations 2016, paragraph 6

Government should: Make ICESCR part of UK law. Ensure that where rights are violated, people can take legal action...

UN recommendation

ICESCR concluding observations 2016, paragraph 8

Government should: Ensure economic, social and cultural rights are a reality for people living in the UK and in...

UN recommendation

ICESCR concluding observations 2016, paragraph 10

Government should: Hold a public consultation on plans to repeal the Human Rights Act, and on the proposal for...

UN recommendation

ICESCR concluding observations 2016, paragraph 12

Government should: (a) Set up clear regulations to ensure companies operating in the UK do not infringe economic, social...

UN recommendation

ICESCR concluding observations 2016, paragraph 13

Government should: Consider UN advice on business and economic, social and cultural rights. The Committee draws the attention of...

UN recommendation

ICESCR concluding observations 2016, paragraph 15

Government should: Align its international development cooperation with human rights by: (a) assessing the potential human rights impacts of...

UN recommendation

ICESCR concluding observations 2016, paragraph 17

Government should: (a) Assess how recent tax policy changes have affected human rights, including the rights of disadvantaged groups....

UN recommendation

ICESCR concluding observations 2016, paragraph 19

Government should: Use all available resources to make economic, social and cultural rights a reality for everyone. In line...

UN recommendation

ICESCR concluding observations 2016, paragraph 21

Government should: Review legal aid reforms to ensure everyone has access to justice and, where needed, free legal aid...

UN recommendation

ICESCR concluding observations 2016, paragraph 23

Government should: Bring into force the outstanding provisions of the Equality Act 2010 to tackle socio-economic inequality and end...

UN recommendation

ICESCR concluding observations 2016, paragraph 25

Government should: Increase support for asylum seekers (including daily allowances) to guarantee their economic, social and cultural rights, in...

UN recommendation

ICESCR concluding observations 2016, paragraph 27

Government should: (a) Increase the number of women in decision-making roles, in public and private sectors. (b) End the...

UN recommendation

ICESCR concluding observations 2016, paragraph 30

Government should: Review its employment policies to address the root causes of unemployment. Develop an action plan focusing specifically...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 16

Government should: (a) Strengthen the independence of Children’s Commissioners in line with the Paris Principles and UN advice on...

UN recommendation

ICESCR concluding observations 2016, paragraph 32

Government should: (a) Reduce the use of temporary employment, precarious self-employment and 'zero-hours' contracts. Create opportunities offering security and...

UN recommendation

ICESCR concluding observations 2016, paragraph 33

Governent should: Consider UN advice on the right to just and favourable working conditions. The Committee draws the attention...

UN recommendation

ICESCR concluding observations 2016, paragraph 35

Government should: (a) Ensure all migrant workers enjoy equal rights for pay, protection from unfair dismissal, rest and leisure,...

UN recommendation

ICESCR concluding observations 2016, paragraph 37

Government should: Extend the national living wage to under 25s. Set it at a level which provides workers and...

UN recommendation

ICESCR concluding observations 2016, paragraph 39

Government should: Review the Trade Union Act 2016. Ensure all workers enjoy full trade union rights without interference. Implement...

UN recommendation

ICESCR concluding observations 2016, paragraph 41

Government should: (a) Review conditions attached to social security benefits. Reverse the cuts introduced by the Welfare Reform Act...

UN recommendation

ICESCR concluding observations 2016, paragraph 42

Government should: Consider UN advice on the right to social security. The Committee draws the attention of the State...

UN recommendation

ICESCR concluding observations 2016, paragraph 44

Government should: Ensure childcare services are accessible and affordable, particularly in Northern Ireland. Review the system of shared parental...

UN recommendation

ICESCR concluding observations 2016, paragraph 46

Government should: Provide information on the impact of the national strategy on gender-based violence (particularly with regard to violence...

UN recommendation

ICESCR concluding observations 2016, paragraph 48

Government should: In line with UN advice on poverty and the ICESCR, guarantee support to all those living in...

UN recommendation

ICESCR concluding observations 2016, paragraph 50

Government should: (a) Ensure there is sufficient housing (especially social housing), particularly for the most disadvantaged groups, including those...

UN recommendation

ICESCR concluding observations 2016, paragraph 52

Government should: Provide local authorities with sufficient funds to reduce homelessness, particularly in England and Northern Ireland. Ensure there...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 18

Government should: Ensure its international development cooperation is aimed at strengthening the right to free compulsory primary education for...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 14

Government should: The Northern Ireland Government should adopt a child rights indicator framework which should cover all CRC rights,...

UN recommendation

ICESCR concluding observations 2016, paragraph 56

Government should: Ensure temporary or undocumented migrants, asylum seekers, refugees and Roma, Gypsies and Travellers can access all necessary...

UN recommendation

CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 71

Government should: Support the independent monitoring of the implementation of the CRPD across the UK, including by funding disabled...

UN recommendation

CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 78

Government should: Submit the UK's next State Report to the UN by 8 July 2023. The Committee requests the...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 13

Government should: Invest all available resources to make children’s rights a reality for every child across the UK, focusing...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 6

Government should: Withdraw all reservations to the CRC (regarding the applicability of article 22 to the Cayman Islands, article...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 7

Government should: (a) Align UK laws with the CRC so it can be enforced in UK courts and people...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 8

Government should: (a) Update and implement the UK-wide 'Working Together, Achieving More' strategy (2009) to include all rights in...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 9

Government should: Ensure proper funding, clear timelines and monitoring of the 'Working Together, Achieving More', and 'Programme for Children...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 10

Government should: (a) Make it compulsory to assess the impact on children's rights when developing laws and policies affecting...

UN recommendation

CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 11

Government should: (a) Set up statutory bodies with sufficient authority in each of the devolved administrations and overseas territories...

UN recommendation

ICESCR concluding observations 2016, paragraph 54

Government should: Develop a national strategy on the right to adequate food. Promote healthy diets, including supporting breastfeeding. Introduce...

UN recommendation

ICESCR concluding observations 2016, paragraph 58

Government should: Promote a full health service (including mental health) in line with the duty introduced by the Health...

UN recommendation

CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 67

Government should: Work with disabled people's organisations to: (a) Promptly update the UK Department for International Development’s Disability Framework...

UN recommendation

CEDAW concluding observations 2019, paragraph 30

Government should: in line with advice issued by the UN on gender-based violence: (a) Ratify the Istanbul Convention. (b)...

UN recommendation

ICCPR concluding observations 2015, paragraph 26

Government should: Distribute widely the ICCPR, the UK state report and the UN's recommendations. The State party should disseminate...

UN recommendation

ICCPR concluding observations 2015, paragraph 27

Government should: Within one year, give an update on plans to implement the UN's recommendations on accountability for conflict-related...

UN recommendation

ICCPR concluding observations 2015, paragraph 28

Government should: Submit the UK's next report to the UN by 24 July 2020. The Committee requests that the...

UN recommendation

CEDAW concluding observations 2019, paragraph 12

Government should: Review its reservations to the Convention and consider withdrawing them. The Committee reiterates its previous recommendation that...

UN recommendation

CEDAW concluding observations 2019, paragraph 14

Government should: Make CEDAW part of UK and devolved law without delay to ensure all women in the UK...

UN recommendation

CEDAW concluding observations 2019, paragraph 16

Government should: (a) Change laws in Northern Ireland to ensure women there have the same protections as those elsewhere...

UN recommendation

CEDAW concluding observations 2019, paragraph 18

Government should: Look at how changes to public spending, tax and welfare are affecting women’s rights. They should take...

UN recommendation

CEDAW concluding observations 2019, paragraph 20

Government should: Continue to tackle money laundering and tax evasion, particularly in its Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies, and...

UN recommendation

CEDAW concluding observations 2019, paragraph 22

Government should: (a) Assess the impact of leaving the EU on women's rights, including those in Northern Ireland, and...

UN recommendation

CEDAW concluding observations 2019, paragraph 24

Government should: Ensure that women, particularly women in vulnerable situations such as disabled women, ethnic minority women, asylum-seeking and...

UN recommendation

CEDAW concluding observations 2019, paragraph 26

Government should: (a) Strengthen the capacity of the Government Equalities Office so that it can provide national leadership on...

UN recommendation

CEDAW concluding observations 2019, paragraph 28

Government should: Engage with the media to eliminate images that stereotype or objectify women, take steps to end negative...

UN recommendation

CEDAW concluding observations 2019, paragraph 32

Government should: Fully implement its laws on female genital mutilation (FGM) and take further measures to prosecute people who...

UN recommendation

ICCPR concluding observations 2015, paragraph 24

Government should: (a) Review laws on intercepting and storing personal communications in line with the ICCPR, including article 17....

UN recommendation

CEDAW concluding observations 2019, paragraph 34

Government should: (a) Adopt in law the internationally agreed definition of human trafficking, as set out in the Palermo...

UN recommendation

CEDAW concluding observations 2019, paragraph 36

Government should: (a) Ensure that vulnerable women can access employment opportunities, housing and social security so they don't need...

UN recommendation

CEDAW concluding observations 2019, paragraph 38

Government should: Take specific steps to increase the numbers of women in general, and ethnic minority women and disabled...

UN recommendation

CEDAW concluding observations 2019, paragraph 40

Government should: In line with advice issued by the UN on women in conflict and post-conflict situations: a) Address...

UN recommendation

CEDAW concluding observations 2019, paragraph 42

Government should: (a) Do more to encourage girls to study non-traditional subjects and courses in science, technology, engineering and...

UN recommendation

CEDAW concluding observations 2019, paragraph 44

Government should: (a) Take action to increase the number of women in decision-making roles in the workplace and reduce...

UN recommendation

CEDAW concluding observations 2019, paragraph 46

Government should: (a) Ensure that affordable and accessible childcare is available throughout the UK, particularly in Northern Ireland. (b)...

UN recommendation

CEDAW concluding observations 2019, paragraph 48

Government should: Implement the Committee's previous recommendations on abortion law in Northern Ireland, in line with provisions in the...

UN recommendation

CEDAW concluding observations 2019, paragraph 50

Government should: Implement programmes and policies that provide effective access to healthcare for women from marginalised groups, particularly asylum-seeking...

UN recommendation

CEDAW concluding observations 2019, paragraph 52

Government should: (a) Ensure that women in abusive situations can receive payments under Universal Credit independent of their partners....

UN recommendation

CEDAW concluding observations 2019, paragraph 54

Government should: in line with advice issued by the UN on the rights of rural women: (a) Take action...

UN recommendation

CEDAW concluding observations 2019, paragraph 56

Government should: in line with advice issued by the UN on women's asylum, nationality and statelessness issues: (a) Introduce...

UN recommendation

ICCPR concluding observations 2015, paragraph 25

Government should: Change laws that deny convicted prisoners the right to vote in order to comply with the ICCPR....

UN recommendation

ICCPR concluding observations 2015, paragraph 23

Government should: (a) Raise the age of criminal responsibility to meet international standards. Follow international standards for juvenile justice....

UN recommendation

ICESCR concluding observations 2016, paragraph 60

Government should: Ensure older people receive an adequate pension, care and treatment. Educate all health care workers on the...

UN recommendation

ICCPR concluding observations 2015, paragraph 7

Government should: Adequately fund the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission. The State party should provide the Northern Ireland Human...

UN recommendation

ICESCR concluding observations 2016, paragraph 62

Government should: Amend abortion laws in Northern Ireland in line with women's rights to health, life and dignity. Consider...

UN recommendation

ICESCR concluding observations 2016, paragraph 64

Government should: Reduce achievement gaps in education, particularly among children from low income families. Take further action to avoid...

UN recommendation

ICESCR concluding observations 2016, paragraph 66

Government should: Cut fees to make higher education more accessible, in accordance with capacity. Gradually introduce free higher education....

UN recommendation

ICESCR concluding observations 2016, paragraph 68

Government should: Adopt an Irish language act. The Committee reiterates its previous recommendation (see E/C.12/GBR/CO/5, para. 37) and recommends...

UN recommendation

ICESCR concluding observations 2016, paragraph 69

Government should: Ratify the Optional Protocol to the ICESCR to allow people who feel their rights have been breached...

UN recommendation

ICESCR concluding observations 2016, paragraph 70

Government should: Consider ratifying outstanding human rights treaties including the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of...

UN recommendation

ICESCR concluding observations 2016, paragraph 71

Government should: Develop and apply indicators and benchmarks to monitor progress on economic, social and cultural rights. Consider the...

UN recommendation

ICESCR concluding observations 2016, paragraph 72

Government should: Share these recommendations widely. Consult with civil society organisations in the follow-up and before submitting the UK's...

UN recommendation

ICESCR concluding observations 2016, paragraph 73

Government should: Submit the UK's next report to the UN by 30 June 2021. Update its common core document....

UN recommendation

ICCPR concluding observations 2015, paragraph 5

Government should: (a) Consult stakeholders on how to make civil and political rights a reality for everyone in the...

UN recommendation

ICCPR concluding observations 2015, paragraph 6

Government should: Review its reservations to articles 10 (on separating under 18s in detention from adults), 14 (on free...

UN recommendation

ICCPR concluding observations 2015, paragraph 8

Government should: (a) Urgently investigate events in Northern Ireland to prosecute perpetrators of human rights violations (in particular the...

UN recommendation

ICCPR concluding observations 2015, paragraph 22

Government should: (a) Ensure any limits on fair trial guarantees for national security reasons (such as court hearings held...

UN recommendation

ICCPR concluding observations 2015, paragraph 9

Government should: (a) Ensure Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee appropriately balances security interests against accountability for human rights violations....

UN recommendation

ICCPR concluding observations 2015, paragraph 10

Government should: Do more to prevent and put an end to racism and xenophobia, including in the media and...

UN recommendation

ICCPR concluding observations 2015, paragraph 11

Government should: (a) Remove non-statutory stop and search powers in Scotland and improve the process of selecting targets. Train...

UN recommendation

ICCPR concluding observations 2015, paragraph 12

Government should: Increase efforts towards equal representation for women in the civil service and the judiciary. Implement the recommendations...

UN recommendation

ICCPR concluding observations 2015, paragraph 13

Government should: Take action to tackle violence against women, including domestic violence and sexual abuse, by: (a) prioritising introducing...

UN recommendation

ICCPR concluding observations 2015, paragraph 14

Government should: Review counter-terrorism laws and bring them into line with the ICCPR, including: (a) Consider revising the definition...

UN recommendation

ICCPR concluding observations 2015, paragraph 15

Government should: Review laws to ensure sufficient safeguards are in place regarding restrictions on re-entry and denial of citizenship...

UN recommendation

ICCPR concluding observations 2015, paragraph 16

Government should: Take action to prevent suicides, including suicides and self-harm in custody, by: (a) tackling the root causes...

UN recommendation

ICCPR concluding observations 2015, paragraph 17

Government should: Urgently amend abortion laws in Northern Ireland. Extend exceptions to the abortion ban to include cases of...

UN recommendation

ICCPR concluding observations 2015, paragraph 18

Government should: Review laws to repeal any possible justification for torture, in line with international standards (including ICCPR article...

UN recommendation

ICCPR concluding observations 2015, paragraph 19

Government should: Fully apply the ban on refoulement (forcibly returning people to countries where they are likely to be...

UN recommendation

ICCPR concluding observations 2015, paragraph 20

Government should: Take action to end physical punishment in all settings, including in the home, across the UK and...

UN recommendation

ICCPR concluding observations 2015, paragraph 21

Government should: (a) Introduce legal time limits on immigration detention. Ensure detention is used as a last resort and...

UN recommendation

CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 69

Government should: Establish and fund a structure for focal points to coordinate the implementation of CRPD across the UK....

UN recommendation

CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 65

Government should: Increase the availability of high-quality data disaggregated by: income, sex, age, gender, race, ethnic origin, migrant, asylum-seeking...

UN recommendation

CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 63

Government should: (a) Ratify and implement the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are...

UN recommendation

CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 35

Government should: (a) Remove laws allowing people to be detained and treated without their consent on the basis of...

UN recommendation

CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 11

Government should: (a) Fund disabled people's organisations and involve them in planning and implementing all laws affecting disabled people...

UN recommendation

CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 13

Government should: Amend its abortion law. Guarantee women's right to reproductive and sexual autonomy without legalising selective abortion due...

UN recommendation

CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 15

Government should: Legally protect people from multiple and intersectional discrimination, including on the grounds of migrant, refugee or other...

UN recommendation

CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 17

Government should: (a) Bring anti-discrimination laws into line with CRPD. Bring into force any outstanding Equality Act 2010 provisions,...

UN recommendation

CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 19

Government should: Embed the rights of disabled women and girls into disability and gender equality policies. Fully consult on...

UN recommendation

CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 21

Government should: Consult with disabled children's organisations to develop and put into practice policies for: (a) Tackling high poverty...

UN recommendation

CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 23

Government should: Take further action to raise awareness to tackle negative stereotypes and prejudices against disabled people (especially those...

UN recommendation

CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 25

Government should: Work with disabled people's organisations to: (a) Improve and enforce legal accessibility standards across all areas of...

UN recommendation

CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 27

Government should: Introduce an action plan to challenge perceptions of disabled people not having ‘a good and decent life’,...

UN recommendation

CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 29

Government should: (a) Produce a thorough plan for reducing the risk of disasters. Develop strategies to ensure disabled people...

UN recommendation

CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 31

Government should: Put an end to all forms of substituted decision-making, by changing or introducing laws and policies on...

UN recommendation

CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 33

Government should: Work with disabled people's organisations to: (a) Develop programmes to make judges, prosecutors, police officers and prison...

UN recommendation

CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 37

Government should: (a) End the use of restraint for reasons relating to disability. Prevent the use of Tasers against...

UN recommendation

CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 7

Government should: (a) Put disabled people's rights into practice across the UK, and make the CRPD part of UK...

UN recommendation

CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 39

Government should: Work with disabled people's organisations to: (a) Ensure disabled people (particularly women, children, intersex people and older...

UN recommendation

CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 41

Government should: Reverse all laws and practices allowing any form of forced medical care or surgery. Ensure disabled people...

UN recommendation

CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 43

Government should: Withdraw its reservation to CRPD article 18 (liberty of movement and nationality). The Committee recommends that the...

UN recommendation

CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 45

Government should: (a) Recognise disabled people’s right to live independently and be included in the community in UK laws,...

UN recommendation

CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 47

Government should: Work with disabled people's organisations to: (a) Raise legal standards for making digital information services accessible for...

UN recommendation

CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 49

Government should: (a) Ensure disabled parents get the support they need to look after their children, and that disability...

UN recommendation

CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 51

Government should: Withdraw its reservation to CRPD article 24 (2) (a) and (b) on the right to inclusive education....

UN recommendation

CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 53

Government should: Consult disabled people's organisations to: (a) Ensure all disabled children get an inclusive education in their own...

UN recommendation

CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 55

Government should: Work with disabled people's organisations to: (a) Develop a fully-funded action plan to improve disabled people’s access...

UN recommendation

CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 57

Government should: Work with disabled people's organisations, and in line with the CRPD Committee's recommendations following its inquiry into...

UN recommendation

CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 59

Government should: Work with disabled people's organisations, and in line with the CRPD Committee's recommendations following its inquiry into...

UN recommendation

CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 61

Government should: Take further action, in consultation with disabled people's organisations, to guarantee accessibility regardless of impairment, remove restrictions...

UN recommendation

CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 9

Government should: Develop a measurable action plan to improve the lives of disabled people across the UK. The Committee...

UN recommendation

CEDAW concluding observations 2019, paragraph 60

Government should: (a) Ensure the law provides for 'no-fault' divorce and introduce a requirement that all religious marriages, including...

UN recommendation