Family life, and rest, leisure and cultural activities – UK Government assessment

Progress assessment

Limited 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

The UK Government has introduced some positive reforms in relation to family life, including action to tackle child marriage and the extension of civil partnerships to opposite-sex couples. However, there are concerns about the impact of the termination of the EU’s Dublin III Regulation on family reunification. Temporary restrictions introduced to control the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) have negatively affected people’s access to arts, leisure and other cultural activities and their enjoyment of family life, with particular implications for people in residential care settings and other institutions.

Read more about the UK Government’s actions on family life, and rest, leisure and cultural activities.

The assessment was made based on the evidence available up to 12/07/2021