CERD concluding observations 2016, paragraph 19

UN recommendation

Plain English recommendation

Government should:

Review the use of existing counter-terrorism measures (in particular the ‘prevent duty’ under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015) to prevent abuse, and to ensure they do not encourage profiling and discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, descent, or national or ethnic origin.


Original UN recommendation

The Committee urges the State party to review the implementation of and evaluate the impact of existing counter-terrorism measures, in particular the “prevent duty” under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in order to ensure that there are effective monitoring mechanisms and sufficient safeguards against abuse, and that they are implemented in a manner that does not constitute profiling and discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, descent, or national or ethnic origin, in purpose or effect.

Date of UN examination

02/10/2016

UN article number

2 (general obligations), 5 (prohibition of racial discrimination; equal enjoyment of rights)

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