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United Kingdom: A need for effective human rights protection at home and abroad: Amnesty International Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review, May-June 2012

, Index number: EUR 45/021/2011

In this submission Amnesty International comments on the implementation of recommendations that the United Kingdom supported during its previous UPR in 2008. Amnesty International notes that the UK continues to take a narrow view of the extraterritorial application of international and regional human rights treaties, thereby undermining human rights protection and obstructing efforts by victims to obtain remedies and reparation for human rights violations. UK counterterrorism legislation and policy still fails to comply with human rights standards in a number of contexts. Amnesty International is also concerned at the protection of asylum-seekers and migrants.

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