Torture in the UK: update report


Who is this page for?

  • UK and Welsh governments and devolved administrations
  • organisations working to prevent torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment

Which countries is it relevant to?

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      Great Britain

First published: 07 May 2019

This report outlines our recommendations to the UK and Welsh governments regarding the UK's record under the Convention Against Torture (CAT).

It follows on from the list of issues that the United Nations (UN) raised regarding the UK's record under CAT

Our recommendations relate to issues such as:

  • protecting people seeking asylum, victims of trafficking and exploitation, patients, detainees and people who are restrained
  • preventing violence against women and girls, child sexual abuse and hate crime
  • responding to allegations of British involvement in the mistreatment of overseas detainees 
  • ensuring people who are at risk of ill-treatment can get legal help
  • developing our counter-terrorism strategy 
  • making CAT part of UK law

The report raises concerns that our governments must do more to improve their record on preventing inhuman and degrading treatment.

Download as PDF Download full list of our recommendations as PDF Download executive summary as PDF Download Welsh language executive summary and recommendations as PDF