Together and CRAE submit joint report to second cycle of UPR

Category: General measures of implementation

2nd October 2013

Together and CRAE sent a joint submission to the Ministry of Justice, prioritising UK Universal Periodic Review recommendations and suggesting follow-up actions for the UK and Scottish Government.

The submission is a response to the Ministry of Justice's call for views on the final Universal Periodic Review (UPR) recommendations that the UK Government should prioritise in its mid-term report or on areas not included in the UPR's recommendations.

Together and the Child Rights Alliance England (CRAE) welcomed the opportunity to make this submission to the Government in advance of its mid-term report to the UPR. In putting together the submission, the UK and Scottish Government's response in September 2012 to the UPR report were reviewed.

The report prioritises those recommendations made by the UPR which relate, either specifically or more generally, to the protection of children's rights.

Generally, while Together and CRAE welcome the fact the Government has accepted many of the UPR's recommendations, they believe that the Government should prioritise setting out the concrete and specific steps it will take to implement these and the other
recommendations affecting children.

The report therefore sets out, in relation to each of the
recommendations affecting children, the concrete actions we would expect the UK and Scottish Government to take. These relate mainly, although not exclusively, to the UPR recommendations the UK has accepted.

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