Civil and political rights in Great Britain: submission to the UN


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  • UK and Welsh governments and devolved administrations
  • organisations working on civil and political rights in the UK

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First published: 12 Mar 2020

Civil and political rights in Great Britain

This report looks at the state of civil and political rights in Great Britain, including:

  • progress the UK Government has made since 2015
  • the challenges it still faces, and
  • recommendations to the UK and Welsh governments.

The report has been submitted to the United Nations as part of our work on monitoring the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), the international human rights treaty that focuses on the protection of civil and political rights. For further information on the ICCPR, please visit our human rights tracker.

Download executive summary as PDF Download as PDF Download our recommendations as PDF Download Welsh language executive summary and recommendations as PDF