UN Torture Committee Raises UK Concerns

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE

The United Nations Committee Against Torture has released a report today which sets out a range of criticisms relating to the United Kingdom and its dependencies.

The report can be found here:

https://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cat/docs/co/CAT.C.GBR.CO.R.5-%20AUV_en.doc

The Celtic League which has raised a number of issues relating to matters which are subject to condemnation in the report will be raising aspects of these with authorities in England & Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man in due course.

The report is not all negative and it sets out a range of positive developments that have occurred in the jurisdictions since the last reporting session

J B Moffatt (Mr)
Director of Information

01/06/13

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