Discovering if human rights are upheld in the UK

Date: 3rd May 2022
Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

PEOPLE WITH SPEECH BUBBLES ABOVE THEIR HEADS

A new report has been shared with the United Nations which sets out the extent to which human rights are being upheld across the UK. This is part of the Universal Periodic Review process – where countries who are part of the United Nations review each other’s progress on putting human rights into practice.

This report examines the UK and Welsh Government and makes recommendations on how they can make sure all people are treated fairly in every institution and law.

Recommendations made include:

  • Ensuring that that any reform of the Human Rights Act does not weaken protections for individuals.
  • Social care policies, including proposed reforms, enhance the rights of people with care needs.
  • More effort is made to tackle gaps in educational attainment across protected characteristic groups.

Read more about Universal Periodic Reviews on our website here.

Read the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s report here.