ICCPR concluding observations 2015, paragraph 9

UN recommendation

Plain English recommendation

Government should (a) Ensure Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee appropriately balances security interests against accountability for human rights violations. Consider judicial investigations of all relevant detainee cases. (b) Speed up investigating cases of the Iraq Historical Allegations Team and ensure prompt, independent and effective investigations. (c) Thoroughly, independently and impartially investigate the allegations surrounding Camp Nama.

Original UN recommendation

The State party should: (a) Ensure that the proceedings before the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament meet the requirements of the Covenant, including an adequate balance between security interests and the need for accountability for human rights violations, and consider initiating a full judicial investigation in all relevant detainee cases. (b) Address the excessive delays in the investigation of cases dealt with by the Iraq Historical Allegations Team and consider establishing more robust accountability measures to ensure prompt, independent, impartial and effective investigations. (c) Ensure that the allegations in connection with Camp Nama are thoroughly, independently and impartially investigated.

Date of UN examination


UN article number

2 (implementation at the national level), 6 (right to life), 7 (freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment)

Last updated on 09/12/2020