Check on Welsh Government progress

This page provides an overview of the Welsh Government’s progress in meeting its international human rights obligations since the last round of UN reviews in 2016. We have conducted a detailed assessment of 36 different topics where the UN has recommended that the UK should take action to improve people’s enjoyment of human rights, focused on 2016 onwards. We have assigned a progress status for each topic, taking into consideration the context both before and during the coronavirus pandemic.

More information on our methodology and assessment criteria, and what each progress status means, can be found here.

Government

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Status

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There have been legal or policy changes to improve human rights protections, and sustained progress in the enjoyment of human rights related to this issue for the wider population and/or specific groups
There have been legal or policy changes to improve human rights protections and evidence of some sustained progress in the enjoyment of human rights related to this issue. However on some of these rights, or for some groups, there has not been comparative progress
There have been legal or policy changes to improve human rights protections but very limited evidence of sustained improvements in the enjoyment of human rights on this issue
There have been no legal or policy changes to improve human rights protections in relation to this issue, and very limited evidence of progress in the enjoyment of these rights
There has been a sustained or severe regression in the enjoyment of human rights, or a significant reduction in human rights standards or protections in law or policy

Devolution

We have not assessed progress on this issue in Wales as it is an area reserved to the UK Government

General measures of implementation

Health

Education

Work

Access to employment

Moderate progress

Human trafficking and modern slavery

Reserved to the UK Government

Occupational segregation

Reserved to the UK Government

Living standards

Housing

Limited progress

Social care

Limited progress

Social security (welfare benefits)

Reserved to the UK Government

Justice, liberty and personal security

Access to justice, including fair trials

Reserved to the UK Government

Counter-terrorism

Reserved to the UK Government

Criminal justice institutions

Reserved to the UK Government

Hate crime and hate speech

Reserved to the UK Government

Human rights abuses abroad

Reserved to the UK Government

Immigration

Reserved to the UK Government

Mental health detention

Reserved to the UK Government

Policing

Reserved to the UK Government

Youth justice

Reserved to the UK Government

Participation

Family life, and rest, leisure and cultural activities

Independent living

Limited progress

Privacy

Reserved to the UK Government

Last updated on 17/11/2021