Committee against Torture gives recommendations to the UK

The UN Committee against Torture reviewed the UK’s progress in implementing the Convention against Torture, Inhumane and Degrading Treatment.

The Consortium submitted a short report to the Committee to inform their discussion and their questioning of the government.

The Committee’s recommendations (called concluding observations) included:
• That there should be review of the availability of refuges, rape support centres and other support for victims of gender-based violence, and increased attention to raising the prosecution rate in these crimes.
• Redress for intersex persons who have undergone treatment without their consent resulting in pain and suffering;
• The age of criminal responsibility should be raised to above 14 years in line with international standards
• Continue efforts to alleviate overcrowding of prisons.

You can read the report in full here.