United Kingdom

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Overview

Full accountability for torture allegations against UK intelligence agencies and armed forces remained unrealized. An extremely broad surveillance law was passed. Women in Northern Ireland faced significant restrictions on access to abortion. The government failed to establish a review into the impacts of cuts to civil legal aid. Hate crimes rose significantly following the UK’s referendum vote to leave the EU.

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Death penalty status

Abolitionist for all crimes

Does not use the death penalty

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