27 May, 2010

The state of the world's human rights

Amnesty International has published its report for 2009 - see State of the World's Human Rights.  It is a critical examination of the situation including the United Kingdom.  Further comment may be see at UK Human Rights blog.

The UK is criticised in several areas notably: violation of the human rights of people held overseas; the use of unenforceable diplomatic assurances in deportation cases; control orders;  the ability (under the Coroners and Justice Act 2009) for the executive to replace an inquest with an inquiry under the Inquiries Act 2005; the disproportionate use of force in the Policing of the G20 conference etc.

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