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The UN Universal Periodic Review of the UK: Acceptance of Recommendations

Children in Wales has joined 60 other civil society organisations as signatories to a letter to the Ministry of Justice, drafted by the British Institute of Human Rights.

The letter expresses disappointment in the UK Government response to the Universal Periodic Review and asks them to disseminate their report on which recommendations have been accepted.

In May 2017, the UK underwent its third Universal Periodic Review and 227 recommendations were made on a wide range of Human Rights issues. Of those 227 recommendations, only 96 have been accepted by the UK Government, the remainder were noted.

In summary, the letter urges the UK Government commit to:

  • strengthening its engagement with civil society across the UK, including devolved nations,
  • increasing the information that is shared on the recommendations accepted and the rationale,
  • developing and reporting on an implementation plan for the recommendations, for the next four and a half years.

To read a copy of the letter in full, please click here. For more information on the UPR, please visit the UK Government site, the Equality and Human Rights Commission, and the UN Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights.

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