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Contact Information: Amnesty International in the United Kingdom

The Human Rights Action Centre 17-25 New Inn Yard LONDON EC2A 3EA

Phone: 00442070331500
Fax: 00442070331503

Amnesty International Report 2014/15

The Prime Minister confirmed that a Conservative Party government would repeal the Human Rights Act if elected in 2015. Allegations of torture in relation to counter-terrorism operations overseas remained unresolved. The government passed legislation extending communications data interception powers. Accountability mechanisms for historical human rights violations and abuses in Northern Ireland remained inadequate. Access to abortion remained extremely limited in Northern Ireland.

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Head of State:
Queen Elizabeth II
Head of Government:
David Cameron

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At no time since the fall of the Berlin Wall has support for human rights seemed quite so brittle.

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