UN Urged to Hold UK To Account Over Protocol

UN URGED TO HOLD UK TO ACCOUNT OVER PROTOCOL

The UN CAT has been asked to consider pressing the UK authorities over their failure to provide specific training on the Istanbul Protocol at the next periodic report to the Committee from that country.

Earlier this year the CAT criticised Ireland for similar shortcomings.

The Protocol – link below:

https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Publications/training8Rev1en.pdf

“From: The Celtic League

To: The Secretariat
Committee Against Torture
Human Rights Treaties Division (HRTD)
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Palais Wilson – 52, rue des Pâquis
CH-1201 Geneva (Switzerland)

16/10/11

I note in the Committee’s concluding observations on its recent report on Ireland:

https://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cat/docs/co/CAT.C.IRL.CO.1.pdf

the Committee draws the Irish governments attention to the need to provide specific training on the Istanbul Principles (Paragraph 30)

The Celtic League has recently consulted relevant authorities in:

N Ireland
Scotland
England and Wales
Isle of Man

We would advise that no specific training on the Istanbul Protocol is provided in any of these jurisdictions.

We trust the Committee will raise this matter with the British government when the next periodic report is made by the United Kingdom and dependencies.

For information the Celtic League is an accredited UN NGO.

Yours sincerely

J B Moffatt
pp Celtic League”

For comment or clarification on this news item in the first instance contact:

Rhisiart Tal-e-bot, General Secretary, Celtic League:

Tel: 0044 (0)1209 319912
M: 0044 (0)7787318666

gensec@celticleague.net

The General Secretary will determine the appropriate branch or General Council Officer to respond to your query.

ISSUED BY THE CELTIC LEAGUE INFORMATION SERVICE.

16/10/11

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