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United Kingdom: Dismantling the Human Rights Framework: Amnesty International Submission to the 41st Session of the UPR Working Group, November 2022

Index Number: EUR 45/5421/2022

In this submission, Amnesty International evaluates the implementation of recommendations made to the UK in its previous Universal Periodic Review, including in relation to proposals to weaken domestic incorporation of international human rights law, rights abusive counter-terrorism legislation, racial discrimination and the rights of women and girls. It assesses also the national human rights framework including the likely repeal of the Human Rights Act and to increasing executive power and fewer legal and other avenues for challenging government decision-making. It ends with a set of recommendations to the UK which, if implemented, would contribute to improving the human rights situation.

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