REDRESS has submitted a list of issues to the UN Human Rights Committee in relation to the UK’s failure to meet some of its obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). REDRESS seeks the inclusion of these concerns in the list of issues to be taken up during the examination of the UK by the Committee during its session to be held from 7-31 October 2014 in Geneva. Some key concerns are the UK’s insufficient attempts to investigate public officials who have been accused of committing torture, as well as the alleged complicity of the UK in US rendition flights. REDRESS has also drawn attention to the need for the UK to properly deal with allegations of involvement in torture and inhumane treatment by the UK armed forces in Iraq and the alleged sexual abuse by security guards in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre.
Submission to the UN Human Rights Committee (List of Issues – United Kingdom)
Submitted to the 112th Session of the Human Rights Committee - Pre-sessional meeting on the United Kingdom, 7-31 October 2014