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  • UN Committee against Torture issues verdict on UK The UN Committee against Torture has today published its recommendations to the UK, following the detailed examination of its record on torture and ill-treatment which took place in Geneva earlier this month. Read more
  • UK examined by UN Torture Committee Today and tomorrow the UK is being examined by the UN on how well it is respecting the UN Convention against Torture, and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

    Nearly 80 UK civil society groups and experts have submitted evidence to the UN Committee, revealing wide-ranging failures by the UK to meet its international obligations to prevent torture and ill-treatment. This significant body of evidence has been compiled in a civil society report by REDRESS supported by a steering group which included CRAE, Liberty, Freedom from Torture, Children in Wales, and Disability Rights UK.
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  • New report outlines systematic failures to protect children in England Our new report, the 'State of Children’s Rights in 2018' published today reveals how national and local government is failing to protect children in England whilst policymakers focus on Brexit, leaving children traumatised, powerless and vulnerable to abuse in many areas of their lives. Read more
  • State of Children's Rights 2018 Our annual State of Children’s Rights in England 2018 report takes a look back at the past year to assess how well the government is respecting children’s rights. Read more
  • Using children's rights in mental health policy work Recent years have seen increased concern for the mental health of children and young people in Britain. Several reports have highlighted the growing unmet need for mental health support for children, the insufficient investment in much-needed services, and the delays and hurdles they face in accessing mental health support. Read more
  • Children speak out on homelessness Our new report reveals the shocking conditions children are experiencing while living in Bed & Breakfasts and Temporary Accommodation. Children in England are being housed illegally in B&Bs for months on end leaving them at risk of sexual exploitation, developing mental and physical health problems and disrupting their education. Read more