UN Committee Against Torture condemns UK record
UN Committee Against Torture condemns UK
The UN Committee Against Torture has echoed CRAE’s concerns in criticising the UK Government’s compliance with its human rights obligations. The Committee issued its “Concluding Observations” in May 2013, which set out how the Government should act to improve its implementation of the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT).
CRAE submitted a report to the Committee earlier this year. The Committee has reflected many of CRAE’s own recommendations, including raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility, prohibiting the use of tasers on children, prohibiting physical punishment, ensuring that restraint is only used as a last resort to prevent harm and banning deliberately painful restraint techniques.
Read CRAE’s submission
Read the Committee’s recommendations