• September 20, 2017

News from Mannin Branch of the Celtic League:

The United Kingdom is in the dock at the United Nations for a catalogue of Human Rights omissions and by default many of the criticisms apply to its adjunct territories like the Isle of Man.

Paradoxically the UK is criticised over abortion rights because of policies pursued in its ‘Northern Ireland statelet’ although laws are equally deficient in Mann.

Recruitment of children into the armed forces is also flagged up but in fact these two examples are just part of almost 100 areas rights law lags.

A report in the UK media says:

“Britain is heading for a confrontation this week at the UN human rights council over its failure to support more than 100 recommendations on subjects ranging from the rights of children to the international law on abortion.

David Isaac, chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), will attend the UN’s universal periodic review (UPR) of the UK’s human rights record in Geneva, a process which takes place for every country once every five years.

Among the recommendations that the government has declined to back, a number outline the need for the UK to limit how long someone can be held in an immigration detention centre. The UK is the only European country without such a time limit.

Britain has also declined to support recommendations on the detention of children in immigration centres. Of a total of 229 recommendations by UN members, the government will confirm that it is supporting just 96 – 42% of the total. The government has chosen simply to “note” the remainder.”

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Bernard Moffatt
pp Celtic League



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