UNA-UK responds to Ministry of Justice consultation

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In August, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) launched a consultation on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) - the process by which every UN member state has its human rights record scrutinised.


The UK faced its second UPR at the UN Human Rights Council last year, and received 132 recommendations. The UK committed itself to reporting on the implementation of these recommendations in 2014.


In order to write this report, the MoJ asked the public which of these recommendations should be addressed as a priority, and whether there are any additional human rights issues that should also be included in the report.


UNA-UK asked its members and supporters to take part in this MoJ consultation by raising the human rights issues of concern to them. The Association also coordinated UNA Nations meetings in order to cover relevant devolved issues.


In total, the MoJ received 110 responses from UNA-UK, and a further 20 from other organisations. The UNA-UK responses included:



The Ministry of Justice will now consider these submissions and reflect them in the writing of its report, which is due to be published in 2014.


UNA-UK would like to thank all those who took part in this action.

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