United Kingdom: Briefing to the UN Committee Against Torture
This briefing summarizes Amnesty International’s current concerns about the UK’s failure to comply with some of its obligations under the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (the Convention). The first part of the submission focuses on universal jurisdiction, extra-territorial application of international human rights law and the use of force in the removals process. The second part highlights concerns regarding the UK’s “deportations with assurances” programme. Finally, the submission addresses failures by the UK to ensure accountability for acts of torture and other ill-treatment.