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S444 to the United Nations Human Rights Committee on the UK’s 7th Periodic Report under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)


CAJ focuses this shadow report on the following matters which are included in the Committee’s List of Issues (LoI) for the UK (CCPR/C/GBR/Q/7, 20 November 2014) and previous Concluding Observations (CO) (CCPR/C/GBR/CO/6 30 July 2008):

  • The planned repeal of the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Northern Ireland Bill of Rights (Art. 2, LoI [2] CO para. 6);
  • Northern Ireland Stop and Search powers (Arts. 2, 12, 17, LoI [8]);
  • Dealing with the legacy of the Northern Ireland conflict (Arts. 2, 6, 7, LoI [13 and 15], CO para. 9);
  • Abortion law in Northern Ireland (Art. 2,3,7, LoI [14])
  • The use of Plastic Bullets – Attenuating Energy Projectiles (AEPs) (Art. 6, 7 LoI [15], CO para. 11)
  • Torture and ill-treatment of detainees by British forces (Art. 2, 7, 9, LoI [16], CO para.14).
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