Views on UPR priorities – by 27 April

The Ministry of Justice is seeking civil society views on which areas to focus on when they report later this year on their progress implementing recommendations from the UK’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the UN last year.

The government is currently considering reporting on five of the following areas:

  • domestic human rights framework
  • violence against women and girls
  • racial discrimination
  • access to legal aid (justice)
  • welfare reform and impact on vulnerable groups
  • treatment of migrants and asylum seekers
  • human trafficking and modern slavery
  • Northern Ireland – Stormont House Agreement

If you have views on which areas the government should prioritise in this year’s report, please get in touch with us at hrcscotland@gmail.com and we can let you know more details.