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United Kingdom: Eighth session of the UN Human Rights Council, 2-20 June 2008: Review of the United Kingdom under the Universal Periodic Review: Amnesty International’s reflections on the outcome

, Index number: EUR 45/009/2008

Amnesty International welcomes the call on the government to continue to review all counter-terrorism legislation to ensure that it complies with the highest human rights standards. Another key recommendation is to shorten the length of pre-charge detention. In this statement AI also expresses its disappointment over the lack of recommendations calling on the government to carry out effective, independent and impartial investigations into incidents where the actions of the police and other state agents may have led to the death or serious injury of members of the public.

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